Administration Guide for Cisco Virtualization Experience Client 2111/2211 PCoIP Firmware Release 4.1.2
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Cisco Virtualization Experience Clients (VXC) 2111 and 2211 run PC over IP (PCoIP) firmware for operation in PCoIP networks. The Cisco VXC clients are highly optimized zero clients that provide ultra-fast access to applications, files, and network resources available on machines hosted by a PCoIP infrastructure.

As a user or administrator you can interact with your Cisco VXC clients through the embedded HTTPS web interface (the Administrative Web Interface) and On Screen Display (OSD). To minimize the total learning curve and maximize the accessibility, the web interface and OSD are organized as similarly as possible and are structured in a task-oriented fashion.

The Administrative Web Interface and the OSD let you configure the client through the GUI. With the OSD, messages appear overlaid on the user display as required.


This document describes the interface for Cisco VXC Clients running PCoIP. This document does not describe the Administrative Web Interface for PCoIP software integrated into products such as VMware View.

The configuration features are also available through some connection brokers and the Cisco VXC Manager console (standard snap-in to the Microsoft Management Console used to manage multiple PCoIP endpoints). These features are not described in this guide. For more information on the Cisco VXC Manager, see the Administration Guide for Cisco VXC Manager.


This guide is intended for administrators of Cisco VXC running PCoIP. It provides information and detailed system configurations to help you design and manage a PCoIP environment.


This guide is organized as described in the following table.

Chapter Description
Administrative Web Interface Provides an overview of the Administrative Web Interface.
On Screen Display functionality Provides an overview of the On Screen Display (OSD).
Cisco VXC PCoIP configuration Describes the Cisco VXC client configuration using PCoIP Administrative Web Interface and On Screen Display.
User Permissions setup Describes how to configure the options from the Permissions menu (such as configuring the USB devices, audio settings, and power-off permissions).
Diagnostics tools Describes how to use the options available from the Diagnostic menu. These options help you troubleshoot the device by letting you view device statistics, generate test tones and patterns, reset the device, ping the device, and so on.
Device Information Display Describes the options available in the Information menu. These options let you see which firmware version is currently installed on the device and view attached devices.
Uploads to device Describes the options available in the Upload menu. It describes the steps to upload firmware to the device and steps to upload a logo that will appear on the OSD Connect page. It also describes how to upload the certificate.
User settings configuration Describes the options available from the User Settings menu in the OSD. These options include configuring VMware View certificate checking, changing the mouse cursor speed settings, changing the keyboard repeat settings, changing the image settings, and configuring the display topology.
Overlay pages Describes the user message Overlay Windows.
Language and keyboard layout Describes the languages and keyboards supported by the clients.
Power considerations Describes the Power over Ethernet (PoE) support for the Cisco VXC client.

Related documentation

For more information, see the documents available at the following URLs:

Cisco Virtualization Experience Client 2000 Series


Cisco Virtualization Experience Client Manager


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