Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Unified Directory

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Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
offers a complete solution for managing and providing access to
virtualized desktop environments hosted in the datacenter.  Oracle
Virtual Desktop Instrastructure enables organizations to simplify
administration, reduce operating costs, increase the utilization of
existing IT assets, and boost security by moving from a tradtional
desktop environment to a virtual desktop architecture.

Typically, you configure Oracle VDI to use the information held in a
corporate user directory, like Oracle Unified Directory Server.

You can use the OUD setup or the ODSM to create a suffix holding users, eg, 
ou=People,dc=oscr,dc=uk,dc=oracle,dc=com using existing schema.
Then create a few user entries with the fields User Name, First Name, Last Name, User ID and User
Password.  So for my account it is

User Name : Sylvain Duloutre

First Name : Sylvain

Last Name : Duloutre

User ID : sduloutr

User Password : ****

To install Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, follow the install guide, then connect to the VDI Web UI using your preferred browser. Here is a screenshot
showing the setup of the VDI server :

Next are 2 screenshots showing the LDAP settings and how they map
to VDI:

As you can see there isn't actually a lot of configuration to do.  You  can now login to VDI from a Sunray or from the Oracle Virtual
Desktop Client using the login name and password stored in OUD.

Thanks to Rob for VDI snapshots and testing.

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