How to Configure a Distributed Session in Standalone Mode
You can use remote session services to improve performance where your network configuration causes delays that make running a remote X client application difficult. This configuration can also resolve problems using XDMCP when you are connecting through a VPN.
Before you begin
- Install X Manager on the user's workstation. This feature is installed by default.
- Log on as root to the X client host (or a UNIX system with a fast connection to this host) and install Reflection X Advantage. Install the Remote Session Services feature.
To configure and start your session
- From the user's workstation, start X Manager.
- Under Session Definitions, create a new session (or select an existing session). In the General tab, under Remote session services, do the following:
- Select High-latency network performance.
- For Host name specify the name of the computer on which you installed Remote Session Services.
- (Optional) For User name and Password, specify valid credentials on this computer. Note: The password is saved in clear text in the database.
- Under X Clients or XDMCP Connections, create a new definition (or select an existing one) and enter the required connection information. For Default session, use the drop-down list to select the Remote Session Services session you just configured.
- Start your X client or XDMCP connection.
If you did not specify a password under Remote Session services in the session definition, you'll see two prompts. The first is to authenticate to the Remote Session Services host. This is followed by a second prompt (if required) to authenticate to the X client host. If you don't want to save your password, and you're running Remote Session Services on the same host as the X client, you can avoid the second prompt by configuring single sign-on, as described in the next procedure.
In the Session Status display for your running session, under X Servers, you will see an entry for your workstation computer. If high latency is detected in your network connection, you'll see an additional entry for the headless X server. The headless X server will be located on the remote session node.
The next procedure uses a client connection method called "Remote Session Services." This connection type lets you authenticate with a single logon prompt without requiring you to save your password.
To configure single sign-on for sessions using remote session services
- Under X Clients, select the client that uses your Remote Session Services session.
- Set Connection method to "Remote Session Services."