The Leostream Connection Broker supports a wide range of operating systems and platforms to meet the computing requirements and preferences of all types of end-users. By delivering virtual and physical machines, Terminal Services, and applications, the Leostream Connection Broker enables hybrid deployments that utilize an organization’s existing systems, while allowing expansion into new technologies.
Organizations can manage virtual machines from a number of hypervisors, including:
- Citrix® XenServer™ 4.x and 5.x
- Open Source Xen®
- Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization 3.0
- VMware® vSphere™ 4 and 5
- VMware ESX 3.5
- VMware ESXi
- VMware vCenter Server 2.x
- Microsoft® Hyper-V™
Physical Desktops and Blades
With the Leostream Connection Broker, mixed virtual and physical environments can easily be created by brokering fat desktops and blades, including HP, IBM, and Dell. The Connection Broker discovers and brokers any physical desktop included in your Microsoft Active Directory® tree. For desktops not included in Active Directory, install the Leostream Agent on the desktop or provide the Connection Broker with the IP addresses of the desktops to manage.
Microsoft Terminal Services and Remote Desktop Sessions
The Leostream Connection Broker enables the delivery of Terminal Server and Remote Desktop sessions alongside virtual and physical desktops. The Connection Broker supports sessions from the following Microsoft Windows Server versions:
- Windows Server® 2003
- Windows Server® 2008
Organizations can integrate their existing VMware View deployments into the Leostream Connection Broker, providing end users with software-based PCoIP connections to desktops in View alongside connections to Linux desktops, Citrix XenApp applications, and more. The Leostream Connection Broker provides a single management layer for IT administrators and a single access point for end users, simplifying deployments and speeding end-user acceptance.
With the Leostream Connection Broker, organizations can assign users to applications hosted in Citrix XenApp™ farm. The Connection Broker simultaneously delivers desktops and applications to users, allowing different remote viewer protocols for each. Applications connect using the Citrix ICA protocol, while desktops connect using the policy-defined protocol.
Organizations can access remote desktops running 32-bit Windows, 64-bit Windows, or Linux® operating systems, as the Leostream Connection Broker supports the following Windows operating systems:
- Windows 2000
- Windows XP
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows Server 2008
- Windows 7
Supported Linux operating systems include any x86 Linux operating systems running JRE 1.5 or above, such as:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux
- SUSE® Linux Enterprise from Novell