The PCoIP Management Console is intended for deployment within a secured corporate network for the management of PCoIP endpoints that are internal or external (Enterprise) to the network.
Note: PCoIP Management Console must not be accessible from unsecured networks
The PCoIP Management Console must only be accessible by endpoints from the open Internet as described within this guide. Any other exposure to the open Internet is an unsupported use of the product and will void any warranty.
Management Console Formats¶
PCoIP Management Console is released in three formats that feature CentOS 7.8 64 bit as the PCoIP Management Console installation OS. The first called Open Virtual Appliance (OVA) format with supported hypervisor platforms of VMware ESXi 6.5, 6.7 and 7.0. The second format is the Amazon Machine Image (AMI) format for services delivered using Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). The third format is RPM which is one standard for Linux Administrators to manage software installations.
Dark Site Deployments¶
Deployments of PCoIP Management Console on sites without internet access may require additional steps for licensing and RPM use. Upgrades using the RPM occasionally require updates to your Management Console host operating system dependencies. Dark Site users must ensure their Management Console host Linux operating system is fully up to date before using Management Console RPM. If you are a Dark Site Customer, you must have all the available dependencies installed in the Management Console host operating system prior to the RPM update.
For installations that require licensing when there is no internet access see Managing Licenses Offline.
Using RPM versions 20.10 or higher without an internet connection requires the host Management Console VM have Python3 pre-installed. Available from the Management Console download page.
System Configuration and Requirements¶
Update your software to the current release
From time to time, updates may be made available, either from Teradici or the developers of CentOS. While Teradici recommends staying current on releases, it is also recommended that you test updates on a test system prior to upgrading your production system or back up a snapshot of the PCoIP Management Console before running the update.
PCoIP Management Console requires the following minimum system configuration and requirements:
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Minimum requirements help ensure you have the greatest chance for a successful deployment.
Licensing for PCoIP Management Console¶
PCoIP Management Console requires access to the activation server on the Internet, directly on port 443 or via a proxy, in order to activate a license. For more information, please see Managing Licenses Online.
The PCoIP Management Console uses the following ports with both formats:
- Inbound port 443: HTTPS for access to the web interface (administrative interface)
- Inbound port 5172: PCoIP Management Protocol (management interface)
- Outbound port 5172: PCoIP Management Protocol required for manual discovery only
- Outbound port 443: HTTPS (licensing interface)
- Inbound port 8080: Redirects port 80 to 8080.
- Inbound port 8443: Redirects port 443 to 8443
- Inbound port 22: TCP (for SSH)
IP Address Configuration
The PCoIP Management Console supports both pure-IPv4 and pure-IPv6 networks, and can join any network that is using DHCP. The PCoIP Management Console also supports static IP addressing. Teradici recommends giving the PCoIP Management Console a fixed IP address, either through a DHCP reservation or by assigning a static IP address. See Assigning a Static IP Address and Using IPv6 for further details.
PCoIP Management Console supports networks with latency under 100 ms.
PCoIP Management Console supports the release of each browser available at the time of product release, with the exception of Internet Explorer:
- Microsoft Edge
PCoIP Endpoint Firmware¶
Teradici recommends using the latest version of firmware for PCoIP endpoints. For the latest information on current and supported versions, see the Teradici Support Center for your product page.
PCoIP Management Console requires PCoIP endpoints have a minimum firmware release installed
Management Console 20.xx can manage PCoIP Zero Client firmware 5.x and newer. Check release notes for any special considerations when managing firmware with Management Console.
Minimum 20 GB of FREE disk space dedicated specifically to Management Console use. You can increase this recommended size by the space necessary for the CentOS operating system and any other files required on your Linux system. ↩