Use of USB Peripherals with Oracle Virtual Desktop Client Software
(Doc ID 1520236.1)
Last updated on MAY 28, 2020
Applies to:Oracle Virtual Desktop Client - Version 3.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
USB redirection is available with Oracle Virtual Desktop Client (OVDC) as of version 3.2 on the Windows, Linux and Mac OS X client platforms when used in the following combinations:
- Virtual Desktops hosted from Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (OVDI)
- Microsoft Windows desktops hosted within Sun Ray Software (SRS)
Statement of Testing and Support
Oracle has tested certain USB devices with Oracle Virtual Desktop Client under specific configurations. Oracle does not certify and does not make any representations regarding the safety, stability, and performance of using any USB device with Sun Ray Software or Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. While many USB devices can be redirected to your virtual desktop with Sun Ray Software and Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, users are responsible for selecting and testing a USB device that works and that is compatible with their software, systems, and desktop clients, for use prior to deployment. While it is not guaranteed that USB redirection with the Oracle Virtual Desktop Client works with all USB devices, it is highly recommended that user testing be performed with your system configuration prior to making purchasing decisions.
Isochronous features--as often required by voice or digital video transmision--require timing of processes, and successful coordination of continuous data flows. Isochronous USB devices such as web cameras cannot currently be redirected. That said, USB headsets, microphones, and speakers can be made to work with a virtual session by enabling the device as an audio playback and/or audio recording device in the OVDC Settings -> Audio.
There may be a few cases where a USB device attached to the Sun Ray Client can be redirected but not when attached to the device and platform on which the Oracle Virtual Desktop Client is installed, and vice versa. Thorough testing of a peripheral device on all Sun Ray Clients and devices installed with Oracle Virtual Desktop Client is strongly advised.
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