Does Leostream support OpenStack VDI?

If you use OpenStack as part of your Managed Service Provider solution you will be happy to learn that the Leostream Platform functions as the sole pane of glass for your tenant management. When setting up OpenStack tenants in the connection broker we recommend adding each tenant as its own center. The connection broker will regularly scan each center for new machines and prompt OpenStack to provision, release, and power off virtual machines based on rules you create.

How do I migrate users from on-prem workstations to cloud VDI?

If you have a Leostream environment that’s assigning and connecting users to physical machines in your data center, setting up your Leostream Connection Broker for a cloud migration is easy. The first thing to do is to add your cloud provider to the “Centers” tab of your broker. This informs the broker to query the cloud provider for available virtual machines. It also gives your broker the ability to manage those VMs.

Make sure your machines in the cloud have an installed and running Leostream Agent. The Leostream Agent is important because it allows you to use our release and power control plans, which are crucial in a cloud environment. You can configure your release plans to determine what happens when a user disconnects or logs out from their resource and what happens when a desktop is first assigned, idle, or released. Similarly, power control plans can be used to control the power state of a machine based on those user events.

After your centers are set up, add your machines to pools. Pooling in Leostream is very flexible, for example, you can add machines to pools using desktop attributes, such as IP address, RAM, or operating system.

Lastly, you configure your policies. All your pools, release plans, and power control plans come together when we talk about policies. Your policies are assigned to user groups and are key to determining how many resources a user is offered from their pools. It is also within the policy configuration that you select which release plans and power control plans apply to the user’s desktop connections.

After you configure your Leostream Platform for your cloud migration, assigning users to virtual machines is as easy as going into your policy and changing the pool from physical desktops to the pool you created earlier for virtual machines, and setting any new release and power control plans.

Does Leostream support PCoIP and RDP?

Leostream supports RDP, PCoIP and all of the protocols listed below including multiple protocols in a single environment.
  • Microsoft RDP – Default option for connecting task workers to Windows
  • HP ZCentral Remote Boost – License included with HP ZCentral workstations; good performance and collaboration support; Tunable
  • Mechdyne TGX – Good for graphic-intense workloads; supports collaboration
  • NICE DCV – Good for graphic-intense workloads; supports collaboration; built-in HTML5 viewer; free for use on AWS
  • ͏NoMachine – Connects to Windows, Linux, and macOS; supports collaboration
  • ͏Scyld Cloud Workstation – Good performance; supports collaboration, built-in HTML5 viewer; supports Windows, Linux, and macOS
  • Teradici PCoIP – High performance; leverage zero-clients for additional security
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