How to Configure Applications for Local Launches within a Secure Global Desktop Array (Doc ID 1299830.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 18, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle Secure Global Desktop - Version 4.4 to 5.1 [Release 4.0 to 5.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

The administrator would like to provision a single Webtop object configured to launch applications local to the Secure Global Desktop (SGD) server hosting a user's Webtop session in an array environment.

While this sounds like a straightforward request, the primary motives for SGD—specifically, high resource availability, and secure access to remote application servers—somewhat obfuscate a very simple launch path.   

Traditionally, an application is configured, associated with with specific application servers, then provisioned to users.   Thereafter, resource synchronization of the SGD datastore across the array ensures that each server in the array receives a copy of the application object, and launches therein are controlled by server affinity and load balancing policies that have been enabled in the environment.

Many users try to workaround this problem by creating N application objects—where N are the number of nodes in the SGD array—each named, and configured to launch directly on a specific hosting server.   The constraint of this approach is that there is no way to prevent the N-1 applications not configured to launch an application specifically on the SGD server hosting the user's session from displaying on the webtop which may lead to confusion and undesirable behavior.

Solution

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