On 08/02/2012 03:44 PM, Randall Wood wrote:
Sorry for the delay in responding.
I have a set of users (about 50) who have Linux workstations at their
desks. These users have root access to these workstations, and these
workstations are frequently host VMs or are used for hardware driver
development and support. These users have access to a pool of managed
Windows 7 VMs (for MS Office applications) in oVirt, so they are
already using the oVirt user portal. I would like to give these users
remote access to their workstations (from thin clients in conference
rooms, from home, from corporate laptops on the road, etc) using the
same User Portal that they already use for the Windows VMs.
VMware View and Citrix XenDesktop support providing users access to a
mixed set of managed-virtual-machine or
unmanaged-physical-or-virtual-machine through a single broker, but
neither of them support access to Linux desktops.
which protocol would they be using to connect to their workstations
(vnc? xspice? other)?
yes, sounds like the "meta portal" approach we had in the past, but
would need some coding to allow this in the current user portal.
hmmm, another approach which may be less intrusive than meta portal
approach (but still requires some time) is for UI plugins for user
portal, allowing you to write a plugin getting details of machines per
user and showing them in the user portal via a plugin.
but nothing immediate/existing for this
On Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 2:33 AM, Johan Kragsterman
> Hi, Randall!
> What you need is a "broker", and a terminal server is working as a
"broker". There are several solutions that will work, but first I would want to
know why you need physical machines? Are there demanding graphical applications you're
going to run, or...?
> Rgrds Johan
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> Ärende: Re: [Users] Managing Remote Access to Physical Workstations
> On Jul 20, 2012, at 16:30, Itamar Heim <iheim(a)redhat.com> wrote:
>> On 07/20/2012 11:13 PM, Randall Wood wrote:
>>>> No. oVirt's focus is virtual machines so the user portal only lets
you open up consoles on VMs managed by oVirt engine.
>>> I thought so.
>>>> When you say physical machines - would they be Linux or could they be
>>>> I might have an idea ......
>>> The physical machines would all be RHEL, CentOS, or Fedora.
>> which protocol would you expect users to use to gain access to this physical
> I would prefer SPICE, but could use SPICE, VNC, or RDP.
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