[Openstack-operators] graphical access to instances
swinchen at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 15:18:42 UTC 2012
I guess I didn't realize how easy it was to try both. FreeNX
destroyed XRDP in terms of usability. When dragging windows XRDP had
an annoying windowing ghosting issue that took several seconds to
redraw. FreeNX seems very very responsive. Thanks for the
On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 11:09 AM, Kiall Mac Innes <kiall at managedit.ie> wrote:
> I've used FreeNX on OpenStack with success.. There was little to do other
> than create a base image and launch it as many times as needed..
> The only issue we had was with high (or variable) latency connections.. But
> those issues are common to all virtual desktop platforms..
> On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 2:27 PM, Jonathan Proulx <jon at jonproulx.com> wrote:
>> People around here seem to like FreeNX quite a bit, no real experience
>> with XRDP so can't compare the two. But FreeNX is faster than either
>> VNC or old school X forwarding. Of course OpenStack can only handle
>> the redirected console through VNC, but presuming the instances are
>> running properly with the right public IP and security group setup to
>> allow it this won't get in the way of NX as a service on the VMs.
>> On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 8:41 AM, Samuel Winchenbach <swinchen at gmail.com>
>> > Hi,
>> > I am working on what seems to be a rather unusual use-case for
>> > OpenStack. This fall we would like to give every 1st year
>> > electrical/computer engineering student a VM (ubuntu 12.04) on 512
>> > core cluster. On this instance they will run the software required to
>> > do their assignments, print, etc. I am only familiar with vnc through
>> > an ssh tunnel and the performance is less than ideal. The replacement
>> > must have a client that can run on linux, max and windows, have better
>> > performance than vnc and be secure.
>> > Does anyone have any familiarity with some of the other options? I am
>> > currently considering FreeNX, and XRDP.
>> > I looked at several other options including:
>> > 2X TerminalServer - In the download section it does not list a client
>> > for anything other than windows (not sure if the NoMachine client
>> > would work?)
>> > LTSP - A good client for windows/mac seems hard to come by
>> > XDMCP - Again, it seems as though the client might be a problem.
>> > Any advice, or tips, corrections are welcome.
>> > Thank you!
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