B.3. Desktop Units Tab

B.3.1. Desktop Units Properties

This page lists all the registered desktop units (DTUs), which include the Sun Ray Clients and Oracle Virtual Desktop Clients. The term desktop client or client is also used for desktop unit or DTU.

Whenever a client connects for the first time to a Sun Ray server, it is automatically registered in the Sun Ray data store. (You can add new clients to the data store manually if you want to register any information before the first connection time.) It is also possible to store the client’s location or other information that might help you to manage the clients in your organization.

Each Sun Ray Client also has a public-private key pair stored in the Sun Ray data store used for client authentication. Each stored key is annotated with a status, which indicates whether the authenticity of the key for the client with a given MAC address has been verified and confirmed by the server. Keys for Oracle Virtual Desktop Clients are not stored with the data store entry for the client, as the client identifier is directly related to the key.

If client authentication and hard security are enabled as part of your Sun Ray Software policy, Sun Ray Clients cannot be used until its client key is confirmed. The client key for an Oracle Virtual Desktop Client is automatically confirmed.

See Chapter 11, Client-Server Security for more information.

Search Field

The search field enables you to filter what is displayed in the Desktop Units table. The drop-down menu enables you to display different types of desktop units, including all desktop units, connected desktop units, token readers, or multihead groups. By default, a wildcard (*) is in the search field to display all the desktop units that match the current type. You can also specify the client IDs or partial IDs in the search field to further filter the list of desktop units that are displayed. After you specify a new search string, you can always click Reset Search Criteria to reset the search back to the default.

New and Delete Buttons

If nothing is selected in the table, the New button is available. You can use the New button to preregister information about clients to be used. If you select one or more existing clients in the table (either individually or with the Select All button), you can use the Delete button to delete them from the Sun Ray data store.

Desktop Units Table
Related Commands

B.3.1. Desktop Units Properties

This page provides details on a desktop unit and enables you to edit its properties.

  • Display more details about a desktop unit.

  • Edit details about a desktop unit, including location and other information.

  • Confirm or delete the client keys for the desktop unit.

  • Configure a Sun Ray Client to be a token reader.

Edit Button

The Edit button enables you to edit the location and other information for a desktop unit. You can also configure a Sun Ray Client to be a token reader.

General Section
  • Location - The location of the desktop unit (user defined).

  • Other Information - General information about the desktop unit (user defined).

  • Model - The model name for the desktop unit. The model names are the same names used in the server's TFTP home directory. The SunRayS1 model name specifies an Oracle Virtual Desktop Client.

  • Firmware - If connected, displays the Sun Ray Operating Software version currently installed on the Sun Ray Client.

Status Section
  • Current Token - If connected, displays the current token used for the connection. Click View Token Details for more details.

  • Unix User - If connected, displays the Unix user ID logged in to the desktop unit. Click Terminate Session or Terminate Idle Session to terminate the session on the desktop unit.

  • Server - If connected, displays the Sun Ray server to which the desktop unit is connected. Click View Server Details for more details (see Section B.1.1, “Server Details” for details).

  • Status - Specifies if the session is Connected or Disconnected.

    • Connected - Sessions with a connected status are currently displayed on a client. The session is automatically disconnected when the user removes the smart card or explicitly switches the client to a different session, for example, with the utswitch or utselect commands.

    • Disconnected - Sessions still running on a server but are not connected to a client and, consequently, are not displayed. However, a user can reconnect to a disconnected session, such as inserting a smart card containing the appropriate token into the card reader on a client. This changes the session's state to connected and causes it to be displayed on that client.

  • Client Keys - List the client keys for the Sun Ray Client. Once selected, you can confirm or delete a client key.

  • Token Reader - Specifies if the Sun Ray Client is a token reader. Click Edit to configure the desktop unit as a token reader. Sun Ray Clients configured as token readers do not support hotdesking. They are used for registration of new tokens.

Related Commands
  • utdesktop

  • utkeyadm

  • utreader