Tutorial: Using Plans in Leostream

Why?

Use plans to create reusable sets of rules that tell the Connection Broker how to connect users to their desktops and manage the desktop when the user disconnects or logs out. The Connection Broker uses plans to:

  • Decide which protocol to use, and set that protocol’s connection parameters
  • Determine if the desktop should be shutdown, suspended, reverted to a snapshot, etc., when the user logs out or disconnects from their remote session
  • Set the length of time the user is allowed to use the desktop, before that desktop becomes available for another user
  • Perform actions on the remote desktop when the user’s session is idle

VCAD_persistantPool_img_1 The Leostream Connection Broker defines a plan as a set of behaviors that can be applied to any number of pools. This tutorial describes three types of plans: 1) Power Control, 2) Release, and 3) Protocol.


How?

Creating Protocol Plans

To create a Protocol plan:

1. Go to the > Configuration > Protocol Plans page.

2. Click the Create Protocol Plan link.

3. In each section, indicate which protocol the Connection Broker should use to connect users to their desktops by selecting 1 from that protocol’s Priority drop-down menu. Then, use the Configuration file and Command line parameters to determine how that connection is launched. For example, for RDP, the Configuration file is a list of RDP-file parameters that determine if, for example, the connection is launched in full screen.

4. Click Save.

 

Creating Power Control Plans

Power control plans define what happens to the desktop’s power state when the user disconnects or logs out of the desktop. To create a Power Control plan:

1. Go to the > Configuration > Power Control Plans page.

2. Click the Create Power Control Plan link to build a new Power Control plan.

3. The Create Power Control Plan form opens. Fill in the form with the appropriate information. For example, to shutdown the desktop five minutes after the user logs out select a wait time of 5 minutesbefore performing a Shutdown in the When User Logs Out of Desktop section of the form.

4. Click Save.

 

Creating Release Plans

Release plans determine whether a desktop is persistent or non-persistent.

To create a Release plan:

1. Go to the > Configuration > Release Plans page.

2. Click the Create Release Plan link.

3. The Create Release Plan form opens. Fill in the form with the appropriate information. For example, to create a Release plan for persistent desktops, set the Release to pool option to No  in the When User Logs Out of Desktop section of the form.

4. Click Save. The new Release Plan appears on the > Configuration > Release Plans page.

VCAD_persistantPool_img_1 The Leostream Connection Broker defines a rogue user as a user that has remotely logged into a desktop, but whose remote session is not managed by the Connection Broker. A rogue user can be a user that natively launched, for example, an RDP session to the desktop.

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