Tuesday Apr 30, 2013

Oracle Secure Global Desktop 5.0

We just released version 5.0 of Oracle Secure Global Desktop (for those that don't know what it is, formerly known as Tarantella...). It's a great product that I have been using every for a long time now. I have it installed at home on my servers so that I can get access to my home network from anywhere...without vpn.

Anyway, a few nice things that I personally like in the new release :

(1) html5 client support. In particular, at this time the ipad. So now, I can use my ipad to log into SGD and connect to my apps without having to download and install a client. It just works with the built-in Safari browser. We will expand this over time, right now it's ipad only.

(2) the tta rpm will automatically pull in all dependencies on Oracle Linux 6. So all you need to do is download the tta (sgd) rpm from oracle.com and type yum install tta-5.00-907.i386.rpm. When Oracle Linux is configured to connect to ULN or just go to http://public-yum.oracle.com it will grab all the required OS rpms. This makes it super easy to install and get going.

To download the software, go to http://edelivery.oracle.com, go to the Oracle Desktop Virtualization Products product pack and click on Oracle Secure Global Desktop 5.0 Media Pack.

Sunday Apr 21, 2013

Importing Oracle VM templates through a proxy

I am working on a little tool that makes it easy to import an Oracle VM template in a more automated fashion, using python's built-in SimpleHTTPServer. While working on this, I realized that in many environments the Oracle VM Servers might be in an isolated network so that they don't have direct access to the intranet. We're talking about the management network here.

One simple way around this, is to take one server that's on the same network as the Oracle VM Server's management network, for instance, the Oracle VM Manager system... and install something like TinyProxy on that machine. Then, use that servername as the proxy in Oracle VM Manager when you import a VM, VM Template or VM Assembly.

TinyProxy can be found in the EPEL repository (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL). The tinyproxy RPM will install without issue on Oracle Linux. It is very easy/simple to configure and this can be a good workaround or solution to make it easy to import templates or VMs while the servers are on a more isolated network.

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Wim Coekaerts is the Senior Vice President of Linux and Virtualization Engineering for Oracle. He is responsible for Oracle's complete desktop to data center virtualization product line and the Oracle Linux support program.

You can follow him on Twitter at @wimcoekaerts

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