[Horizon View] Configuration options for Horizon View Linux Desktop

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viewHorizon View Linux Desktop, how to modify some configuration options

In this post, i will show you how and where to modify some configuration options in Horizon View Linux Desktop.

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First of all, you have to modify these change on your Linux Template. In my case, it is an ubuntu machine.

I will start with a single exemple regarding the clipboard copy/past feature.

Start your Linux VDI template.

Then locate the the configuration file in /etc/vmware/config

Edit the configuration file : sudo vi /etc/vmware/config 

In this exemple, i want to modify the clipboard direction and set to 0 (Disable).

Horizon View Linux Desktop

Horizon View Linux Desktop

So, uncomment the line and modify to 0.

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Horizon View Linux Desktop 2

Save the file and reboot the VM.

The copy past feature will be disable.

 

As a reminder, you can find bellow all the configuration options available.

Option

Value

Default

Description

RemoteDisplay.alwaysLossless

TRUE or FALSE

FALSE

Graphic applications, especially graphic design applications, require pixel-exact rendering of images in the client display of a Linux desktop. You can configure a lossless PNG mode for images and video playback that are generated on a Linux desktop and rendered on the client device. This feature uses additional bandwidth between the client and the ESXi host.

mksVNCServer.useUInputButtonMapping

TRUE or FALSE

FALSE

Set this option to enable the support of a left-handed mouse on Ubuntu or RHEL 7. CentOS and RHEL 6.6 support a left-handed mouse and you do not need to set this option.

RemoteDisplay.allowAudio

TRUE or FALSE

TRUE

Set this option to disable audio out

VVC.ScRedir.Enable

TRUE or FALSE

TRUE

Set this option to disable smart card redirection.

VVC.logLevel

FATAL, ERROR, WARN, INFO, DEBUG, or TRACE

INFO

Use this option to set the log level of the VVC proxy node.

Clipboard.Direction

0, 1, 2, or 3

2

This option determines the clipboard redirection policy.

0 – Disable clipboard redirection.

1 – Enable clipboard redirection in both directions.

2 – Enable clipboard redirection from client to remote desktop only.

3 – Enable clipboard redirection from remote desktop to client only.

mksVNCServer.useXExtButtonMapping

TRUE or FALSE

FALSE

Set this option to enable or disable the support of a left-handed mouse on SLED 11 SP3.

Java Standalone Agent uses the configuration file /etc/vmware/viewagent-custom.conf.

 

Option

Value

Default

Description

Subnet

NULL or network address and mask in IP address/CIDR format

NULL

Use this option to set a subnet with which the View Connection Server can connect to the Agent machine if there are more than one local IP addresses with different subnets.

You must specify the value in IP address/CIDR format. For example, Subnet=192.168.1.0/24.

NULL implies that the Linux Agent randomly selects the IP address.

SSOEnable

TRUE or FALSE

TRUE

Set this option to disable single sign-on (SSO).

SSOUserFormat

A text string

[username]

Use this option to specify the format of the login name for single sign-on. The default is the user name only. Set this option if the domain name is also required. Typically the login name is the domain name plus a special character followed by the user name. If the special character is the backslash, you must escape it with another backslash. Examples of login name formats:

SSOUserFormat=[domain]\\[username]

SSOUserFormat=[domain]+[username]

SSOUserFormat=[username]@[domain]

StartBlastServerTimeout

An integer

20

This option determines the amount of time, in seconds, that the VMwareBlastServer process has for initialization. If the process is not ready within this timeout value, the user’s login will fail.

SSLCiphers

A text string

!aNULL:kECDH

AES:ECDH+AES:

RSA+AES:@STRENGTH

Use this option to specify the list of ciphers. You must use the format that is defined in https://www.openssl.org/docs/manmaster/apps/ciphers.html.

SSLProtocols

A text string

TLSv1_1:TLSv1_2

Use this option to specify the security protocols. The supported protocols are TLSv1.0, TLSv1.1, and TLSv1.2.

SSLCipherServerPreference

TRUE or FALSE

TRUE

Use this option to enable or disable the option SSL_OP_CIPHER_SERVER_PREFERENCE. For more information, see https://www.openssl.org/docs/manmaster/ssl/SSL_CTX_set_options.html.

LogoutAfterDisconnectTimeout

An integer

2

Use this option to set the timeout value in minutes for Automatically logoff after disconnect if the login is in progress.

LogCnt

An integer

-1

Use this option to set the reserved log file count in /tmp/vmware-root.

-1 – keep all

0 – delete all

> 0 – reserved log count.

 

In addition, if you need more information regarding VMware horizon View Linux Desktop , you can have a look on the VMware Website and documentation.

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/view_pubs.html

 

 

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