The Connector is an access hub installed in the customer environment which facilitates PCoIP Client connections to remote workstations. It operates in conjunction with HP Anyware Manager to provide user authentication and entitlement for remote workstation access, including MFA. It enables secure connectivity between users and the remote workstations by eliminating the need for a dedicated VPN by providing NAT sevices for external users.

The Connector currently runs on an Ubuntu server, we are adding the support to run on Rocky Linux 8 or RHEL 8 starting from Connector version 23.04.0. At HP, we are in a constant endeavour to simplify and unify our OS support strategy. To that effect, Anyware Manager and Connector will only support RHEL / Rocky Linux (8.0 & Above) starting H2 of 2023, and we will be EOLing Ubuntu CAC (actual Date TBD). You will be notified six months before a migration path from Ubuntu to RHEL / Rocky Linux for new Anyware Connectors.

The Connector enables Anyware Manager to broker desktops or workstations located in AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and on-premises environments. Based on customers' infrastructure, they may need more than one Connector. The Connector communicates with the Anyware Manager which orchestrates and manages Anyware deployments.

You are required to have a valid registration code for HP Anyware Software to be able to successfully deploy Anyware Manager. This code is sent to you via email from HP and looks like ABCDEF1234@AB12-C345-D67E-89FG. For more information on Anyware Software, see HP Anyware.