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Floating Workstation Assignments

Floating workstation assignments is a feature of the Cloud Access Connector v78 or higher, which enables a user's entitlement to a workstation to be temporary. The remote workstation can be used by multiple users. Floating workstation assignments enables remote workstations that are part of a Remote Workstation Pool, to be assigned to a user for the duration of the PCoIP session. Once this session has been disconnected, the remote workstation will be automatically unassigned, and will be available for other users to connect.

This feature is useful for managing persistent remote workstations that are shared by multiple users and that have expensive software and applications, such as video editing, video proofing, etc. Multiple users can access the same remote workstation and utilise these applications. It can be used for project based remote workstations, where remote workstations are associated with projects instead of users. Teams can log into the project and access a specific remote workstation for that project. This also enables organisations to enforce logical seperation of remote workstations.

The following sections outlines the steps involved in enabling this feature.

Applicable for CAS Manager as a Service Only

Currently, the floating workstation assignment feature is only available for Cloud Access Connectors deployed to CAS Manager as a Service. It is not currently supported with CAS Manager.

Admin Console Beta Mode

This feature is currently supported in the Beta mode of the Admin Console. Features in this mode are still being worked on and refined by Teradici, as a result there may be certains issues that arise.

Enable Session Tracking

In order to enable this feature, you must first enable session tracking from the Admin Console.

  1. Log in to the Admin Console.
  2. Click on the Beta UI toggle from the top menu. This feature currently only works in the Beta version of the Admin Console.
  3. Navigate to the deployment you want to enable floating workstation assignments on. In the top menu bar beside the deployment click on the kebab menu item and click Edit deployment.
  4. Select the CONNECTOR SETTINGS tab from the deployment and click on the Session Tracking toggle. Alt Text

Create a Floating Pool

The next step is to create a floating pool group from the Admin Console.

  1. Open the Workstations Pools page and click the + icon to create a new pool.
  2. Select Floating for the workstation assignment policy, name the pool and click CREATE.
  3. Click on the newly created pool from the Pools menu.
  4. Click ADD REMOTE WORKSTATIONS to add workstations to the pool and click SAVE.

Remote Workstation Limit

There is a limit of 200 remote workstations in a floating pool. This feature will work with a larger number of remote workstations, but assignment timing may vary as a result.

Assign Users to the Pool

Once you have enabled session tracking and created and added remote workstations to your pool, you now need to add specific users. Only specified users can establish PCoIP sessions to remote workstations in the pool.

  1. Click on the newly created pool from the Pools menu.
  2. Click ADD USERS from the top menu, select the users you want to add and click SAVE.

Once you have completed these steps any user from the pool will be able to get any available remote workstation from the same pool on login. Once the PCoIP session has been disconnected, the remote workstation will automatically become available for future connections.

Session Disconnection

Please note that remote workstations will remain assigned to a user for approximately 25 minutes after the PCoIP session has been disconnected.

Limited Support for PCoIP Agents for Linux

PCoIP sessions to PCoIP Agents for Linux must be logged off before another user can connect. If the session is not logged off, the user will see a 6604 Error. If you observe this error, reboot the remote workstation.