Making a Connection from a PCoIP Client¶
Once you've installed and configured your Graphics Agent for Windows, you're ready to accept incoming connections from remote PCoIP Clients. PCoIP clients are remote endpoint devices available in as software or firmware and make secure PCoIP connections to the remote desktop through the installed Graphics Agent for Windows.
For more information about PCoIP client connectivity requirements and usage instructions, see the following documentation:
PCoIP Agent Deployment and Client Connectivity Requirements¶
PCoIP clients can connect to your desktops hosted in proof-of-concept, cloud, or datacenter deployments. Requirements and network security levels will vary depending on your deployment type. See Supported PCoIP Architectures for each deployment's components and requirements.
Managing Client Connections¶
In most cases, PCoIP clients connect to PCoIP agents through a connection broker. The broker is responsible for matching users to their available desktops, and then establishing the PCoIP session with their selected resource.
PCoIP agents do not need to be configured to use these brokering services. All relevant configuration is done at the broker, which then communicates with the agent.
There are several ways you can manage client connections to remote desktops
In direct connection scenarios—where a broker is not involved—the PCoIP agent acts as its own broker. In these cases, a client user will provide the IP address or FQDN of the agent machine to their client, and the connection is made securely with no intermediate step.
Teradici Cloud Access Manager¶
Teradici Cloud Access Manager is a cloud-based service available as part of Cloud Access Software that centrally manages PCoIP deployments. It enables highly scalable and cost-effective Cloud Access Software deployments by managing cloud compute costs and brokering PCoIP connections to remote Windows or Linux workstations.
Teradici PCoIP Connection Manager¶
The Teradici PCoIP Connection Manager is provided in a bundle with the Teradici PCoIP Security Gateway, and allows self-managed brokering services. For information about the Teradici PCoIP Connection Manager, including installation and configuration instructions, see the Connection Manager and Security Gateway documentation.
Third-party Connection Brokers¶
Teradici PCoIP agents also support third-party connection brokers. For a current list of brokering partners, see Teradici Technology Partners on Teradici's website.