Untold secrects about Sun VDI 3.1: Surving without a directory
By MrDGrobler on Nov 29, 2009
Imagine the following situation: You have to prepare a demo with Sun VDI. Equipment is available. Software is there. You have the guest desktop at hand. Installation and configuration works just like a charm.
Well, and then you start the admin console and the first thing you see is, "Please configure a user directory". Damn, totally forgot about this one. Okay, get OpenDS ...
But there is also another way. Sun VDI has 2 in-built tokens: AnySmartCard.000 and AnySunRayClient.000.
Just look at their names and you get their meaning immediately. Use these 2 default tokens to assign a desktop pool to any smartcard inserted or to any Sun Ray connected to Sun VDI. Very handy for demos. We used this e.g. at JavaOne. This feature has been integrated into VDI 3.1. Give it a try.
PS. You find theses default tokens by selecting the token section and hit simply the search button in the admin UI.