OSD: View Connection Server Session Settings¶
Select the View Connection Server session connection type from the Options > Configuration > Session page to configure a client to use a View Connection Server as the broker when connecting to a VMware desktop.
Connecting a View Connection Server to a workstation
You can also use a View Connection Server to connect to a workstation with a PCoIP Remote Workstation Card installed. For this option, VMware Horizon Agent must be installed on the remote workstation, and a number of other configuration requirements for both the client and host must be in place. For complete details, refer to Using PCoIP® Host Cards with VMware View.
Click the Advanced button to configure advanced settings for this option.
OSD Session connection type – View Connection Server
The following parameters can be found on the OSD View Connection Server page.
OSD View Connection Server Parameters
|DNS Name or IP Address||Enter the View Connection Server’s DNS name or IP address. For VMware Horizon DaaS, this is the DNS name or IP address of the VMware Horizon DaaS Desktop Portal.|
|Pool Name to Select||Enter the pool name. When the list includes a pool with this name, the client will immediately start a session with that pool.
This field is case-insensitive.
|Port||By default, port 443 is used to communicate with the connection server. If your network is set up to use a non-standard port for secure connections, enter the port number.|
|Auto Connect||This field determines the client’s auto connect behavior after startup:
Enabled: The client automatically connects with the connection server after startup and a PCoIP session ends, bypassing the OSD Connect page.
Disabled: The client does not automatically connect with the connection server.
Enabled With Retry On Error: The client will continuously attempt to contact the connection server. After a connection failure, the client waits before attempting to connect again. This wait time increases with each successive failure. The wait interval is not configurable.
Devices running firmware 4.1.1 or lower do not support Retry On Error behavior and will always perform a single attempt to contact the connection server when this option is selected.
After enabling Auto Connect, the client must be power-cycled for the change to take effect.
|Remember Username||When enabled, the user name text box automatically populates with the last username entered.|
|Auto Launch If Only One Pool||When enabled, users are automatically connected to a provisioned desktop or application after user credentials are entered.
This feature only applies to users who are entitled to a single desktop. It does not apply to users entitled to multiple virtual desktops.
|Use OSD Logo for Login Banner||When enabled, the OSD logo banner appears at the top of login screens in place of the default banner.|
|Prefer GSC-IS||When enabled, if a smart card (CAC) supports more than one interface such as GSC-IS and PIV then GSC-IS is used. However in the case where the card supports both GSC-IS and PIV, and only PIV objects are configured on the card then the connection may fail. If this is the case uncheck the box and retest. If a smart card supports only one interface, such as either GSC-IS or PIV endpoint, then only the GSC-IS or PIV endpoint interface is used regardless of this setting. This only affects smart card access performed outside of PCoIP sessions.|
|Enable Peer Loss Overlay||When enabled, the 'Network Connection Lost' overlay appears on the display(s) when a loss of network connectivity is detected. Normal hypervisor scheduling delays can falsely trigger this message.
Desktop applications that require the peer loss notification should re-enable the feature through the OSD, AWI, or PCoIP Management Console.
|Enable Preparing Desktop Overlay||When enabled, the 'Preparing Desktop' overlay appears on the display(s) when users log in.
This overlay provides assurance that login is proceeding if the desktop takes more than a few seconds to appear.
|Enable RDS Application Access||When enabled and users connect to a VMware Horizon View Connection Server that offers applications, a list of available applications will be presented.
Applications open in full-screen mode, but can be re-sized once users are in session.
|Enable IPv6 Address Resolution||This setting supports VMware Horizon View 6.1 implementations, which enable View-brokered IPv6 sessions on IPv6-only networks. When enabled, clients can advertise IPv6 and FQDN capability to the View connection Server and receive IPv6 and FQDN peer addresses back.|
|Prefer IPv6 for FQDN Resolution||When enabled, the client’s IPv6 address is preferred for FQDN resolution when the client requests a session.|
|Disconnect Message Filter||This field lets you control what type of messages appear when a session is disconnected. There are three categories:
Information: User- or administrator-initiated actions affecting the session:
You can choose to display: