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How do I setup 2X Remote Application Server to serve thin client OS (2XOS) over the network
Posted by on 05 May 2015 08:07 AM

The specific information for setting up the 2X Remote Application Server is here:

http://www.2x.com/support/ras-documentation/manual/ 

Setup 2X Secure Gateway

The 2X Remote Application Server Client Secure Gateway needs setting up for thin client service. There's a setting in the 'Farm' > 'Gateway' properties, in the 'Network' tab to 'Enable Thin Client Support'. This would set the 2X Remote Application Server gateway to listen on port 67 for DHCP requests. For this reason please make sure the server you're enabling this doesn't already have a DHCP service enabled otherwise there will be port conflict. You need to apply firewall exclusions for all mentioned ports in this gateway area, although for troubleshooting purposes at first it would be best to leave the firewall off and enable it when you know the thin client OS is working correctly.

Please note the DHCP Proxy setting is not a replacement for a DHCP server, this means that the 2X Remote Application Server would scan for DHCP broadcasts and respond with the BOOTP DHCP information necessary for a thin client to boot up on top of what your DHCP responds with.

Ensure 2XOS Image Is Downloaded and Prepared

With the above setting setup make sure you have a 2XOS build to deliver in the 'Client Manager' area, in the 2XOS OS tab, 'Add' button. The 2XOS image you choose would correspond to your hardware of course per below:

http://www.2x.com/os/downloadlinks/

Note: the above are download links, although the console can automatically get 2XOS builds also from the add button. These .zip files one this website can be used to download manually and 'Add' manually into the 2XOS OS catalog.

Setup 2XOS Group For Thin Clients

Make sure in 'Client Manager' > 'Groups' there's a group present with the settings you want for 2XOS, and the correct 2XOS operating system image in the 'Hardware' tab. If you select 'Boot Method' as 'Network Boot' the thin clients will download the OS from the server every time, rather than have a standalone installed copy locally on disk. The 'Default' group is a catch-all for all devices you can begin with.

 

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