Discovering Endpoints Manually from PCoIP Management Console

The ENDPOINTS page contains an ENDPOINT DISCOVERY feature that lets you discover endpoints that are not pre-configured with PCoIP Management Console information. Endpoints must be configured for low security before they can be discovered using this method.

Important: If your endpoints are behind a NAT or proxy

Manual discovery of an endpoint will not work if the endpoint is behind a NAT or proxy.

MANAGEMENT profile properties, Security Level and Discovery Mode have been added to allow the PCoIP Management Console the ability to apply specific management security level and management server discovery methods. This enables highly secured environments to pre-stage endpoints in a secured environment with their future management settings, prior to delivery to their final location.

Note: Endpoint discovery options

The PCoIP Management Console also supports the DHCP vendor-specific option method, DNS service record method, and manual endpoint configuration for endpoint discovery.

You can discover endpoints from the PCoIP Management Console by scanning for their IP addresses. This discovery method is used in low security environments for endpoints that are not pre-configured with PCoIP Management Console connection information or certificates. It enables an improved out-of-box experience by removing the need for administrators to manually configure an endpoint with a PCoIP Management Console address and upload a PCoIP Management Console certificate to the endpoint. With this method, the endpoint retrieves the required trust information from the PCoIP Management Console during the discovery process.

In order for discovery to succeed, the following conditions must apply:

  • The endpoint is powered on and connected to the network that is not behind a proxy or NAT.

  • The endpoint is not connected to an Endpoint Manager and has an Idle management status (that is, is not engaged in any kind of PCoIP Management Console activity).

  • The endpoint is configured for a Low Security Environment from its AWI Management page.

Configuring the Endpoint for Low Security Environment

Your endpoints may already be configured for low security by default. These steps are only necessary for endpoints with a different security configuration. It is important to complete them in the following order.

To configure the endpoint for Low Security Environment:

  1. Enter the PCoIP Zero Client’s IP address in your browser’s address bar, then log in to its AWI.

  2. From the Configuration menu, select Management.

  3. Change the Security Level to Low Security Environment.

    PCoIP Zero Client Management

  4. If the endpoint is not in the Idle state, click Clear Management State and then Continue.

  5. Click Apply and then Continue.

Discovering Endpoints from the PCoIP Management Console

To discover endpoints manually:

  1. From the PCoIP Management Console’s ENDPOINT page, click ENDPOINT DISCOVERY.

  2. Enter the endpoint’s IP address in the FROM IP boxes. If you want to discover a range of endpoints, enter the last IP address in the TO IP boxes; otherwise, leave these boxes empty.

    Note: IP address range is limited to Class C ranges only

    The IP address range is limited to Class C ranges or smaller (for example, to It cannot support a range larger than a class C such as to

  3. Click outside a box, and then click DISCOVER.

    Endpoint Discovery

  4. Click DONE when it appears next to ENDPOINT DISCOVERY to end the discovery process.

  5. To see the newly discovered endpoints, click REFRESH in the endpoint table (GROUPED or UNGROUPED, depending on your auto configuration settings).

    Management Screen Showing Discovered Endpoints

Note: Automatically name and group endpoints

You can configure the PCoIP Management Console to automatically name endpoints and place them in a specific group when they are discovered. See Auto Naming Endpoints and Auto Configuring Endpoints (Enterprise) for details.