Friday Feb 01, 2013

Friday Tips #13

In honor of the new version of the Oracle Virtual Desktop Client yesterday, we thought we'd do a tip for the power users of our client software:

Question:
How can you run multiple Oracle Virtual Desktop Client sessions simultaneously?

Answer by John Renko, Consulting Developer, Oracle Desktop Virtualization:
You simply need to run each Oracle Virtual Desktop Client (OVDC) session with a --profile option.

For example, one could launch two sessions by doing:  

ovdc.exe --profile ovdc1
ovdc.exe --profile ovdc2

Each session will retain its settings, logs and contain its own client ID, which can useful when managing Sun Ray session assignment to a Kiosk or regular session, amongst other things:

ovdc.exe --profile ovdc1 -i

[ A popup window appears with the client ID ]

On Mac OS X platforms, the path to the OVDC binary would be:

 /Applications/Oracle Virtual Desktop Client.app/Contents/MacOS/ovdc

Some example scenarios of where this is useful:

  1. You need to connect to multiple environments concurrently.
  2. You need to make concurrent connections to a single environment using multiple user IDs.
  3. You want to run a large load test and have a server that can run 200 simultaneous OVDC sessions, like this:

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Thanks John, that could come in handy for lots of different testing scenarios.

That's it for this week. If you have anything you want to ask us, just post on Twitter with #AskOracleVirtualization and we'll try to get your question answered. See you next week!

-Chris 

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