Accessing Additional Features with the Application Browser
provides detailed information about using the Application Browser to access the
applications, audio and video, and system features installed on the thin
Applications in the Computer menu opens the Application Browser.
Figure 1. Application
Connection Manager icon in the Application Browser
opens the Connection Manager. Use the Connection Manager to configure and add
connections to your Desktop for use as described in
Configure Connections Locally.
The Custom GNOME
feature allows you to use INI parameter settings to customize the display and
arrangement of the Control Center and Application Browser application icons for
your users (see
Reference Guide for Cisco VIrtualization Experience Client 6215.)
Use the Application
Browser to access the following additional features:
Use the Diagnostics dialog box (click Diagnostics)
to select and use a diagnostic tool:
select a destination from the Destination
list and click Ping.
Route—Enter or select a destination from the Destination list and click Trace Route
(diagnostic information appears on the Trace
Settings—View the temporary settings of the thin
Settings—View the permanent settings of the thin
wlx.ini/wnos.ini—View the wlx.ini or wnos.ini file as copied to the thin
the user.ini file as copied to the thin client.
Figure 2. Diagnostics Dialog
The Cisco VXC 6215 supports wlx.ini files, but does not support wnos.ini files. For more information, see the INI Files Reference Guide for Cisco Virtualization Experience Client 6215.
The title of the Diagnostics dialog box contains "(as superuser)" even when you are logged into the client using thinuser credentials.
Diagnostics Log Viewer
Use the Diagnostics Log
Viewer dialog box (click Diagnostics Log Viewer) to
display and export log files to a USB key or remote
Figure 3. Diagnostics Log Viewer
The title of the Diagnostics Log Viewer dialog box contains "(as superuser)" even when you are logged into the client using thinuser credentials.
The Diagnostics Log
Viewer displays the related messages of the log file name
you have highlighted (click the name to highlight) in the Log
Name list. To include debug messages for log files, select
the More Logs check box, click OK, and then restart
the device for the change to take effect (now when you highlight
the log file you want to display, debug messages will also display
in the results pane).
You can export the log files you select (click all or any of the check boxes you want in the Log
Name list) to a:
a USB key to the client, open the Diagnostics Log
Viewer, select the check boxes you want in the Log Name list, select USB Key, and then
click Next to use the Export Logs
Server—Select the check boxes you want in the Log Name list, select Remote Server, and
then click Next to use the Export
Logs dialog box. Note that, you can export the log files to
a default server (server from the default registry) or to any
server by specifying the URL path and server
and temporary registry logs will be exported by default.
Ericom PowerTerm TEC
Use the Ericom PowerTerm
Terminal Emulation dialog box (click Ericom
PowerTerm) to view and manage (add and delete) the list of
servers that are presented when an Ericom PowerTerm TEC connection is being
configured for thin client access to network resources as described
in Ericom PowerTerm TEC.
Figure 4. Ericom PowerTerm TEC
Use the following guidelines:
hostname—Click Add to open the Add
host dialog box, enter a Hostname,
and then click OK. The hostname is added to the Hostname list.
hostname—Select a hostname and click Delete. The
hostname is removed from the Hostname
Use the Volume Control
dialog box (click Volume Control) to select Playback (system sounds), Recording (application recording sounds), Output Devices (left and right sounds), Input Devices (left and right sounds), and Configuration (profile) volume preferences. You
can use the Show list on the Playback, Recording,
Output Devices, and Input
Devices tabs to select which items you want
settings to take effect, sound must be supported and enabled on the
server used for ICA connections, RDP connections, or MPlayer. Sound
requires significant bandwidth that may not be available on some
WAN and dial-up connections.
Use the Take Screenshot dialog box (click Take Screenshot) to select screenshot preferences and effects (for example, entire desktop with pointer, current window with a border, or a selected area). After setting your preferences, click Take Screenshot to take the screenshot and open the Save Screenshot dialog box allowing you to name and save the file.
Figure 6. Take Screenshot
Use the VNC Server
Preferences dialog box (click VNC Server) to select
and Notification VNC Server preferences for
use with remote administration. For example, you can set the Security password (the password an administrator
must use when shadowing the thin client) in this dialog
Figure 7. VNC Server Preferences
Monitor a Thin Client
TightVNC Server is
installed locally on the thin client. It allows a thin client to be
shadowed/operated/monitored from a remote machine on which TightVNC Viewer is installed (TightVNC Viewer is available from the TightVNC
Web site; it is also included as a component of Cisco VXC Manager
software and must be installed on the remote/shadowing machine
You may also be able to shadow thin clients using other third-party VNC viewers.
TightVNC (Server and Viewer) allows a remote administrator to
configure or reset a thin client from a remote location rather than
making a personal appearance at the thin client site (VNC is
intended primarily for support and troubleshooting purposes). TightVNC Server starts automatically as a service
at thin client startup if the administrator has configured it using the INI file.
You can use the same INI file configuration to enable VNC whether you are using Cisco VXC Manager or TightVNC Viewer to access the thin client. See Enable VNC Configuration Example for an example configuration.
The service can also be stopped and started
by using the Services window (opened by
). Before an administrator on a remote machine (on
which TightVNC Viewer is installed) can
access a thin client (with TightVNC Server)
the administrator must know the:
Address (or valid DNS name) of the thin client that is to be
obtain the IP address of an administrator thin client, hover the
mouse arrow over the VNC icon in the system tray of the
Security Password of the thin client that is to
To shadow a thin client from a remote
|| Open the New Tight VNC Connection dialog box (for example, ).|
|| Enter the IP address or valid DNS name of the thin client that is to be shadowed/operated/monitored (you can also set other options using the command buttons).|
|| Click OK to open the VNC Authentication dialog box. |
|| Enter the Password of the thin client that is to be shadowed (this is the Security Password of the thin client that is to be shadowed) and click OK. The thin client that is to be shadowed/operated/monitored will be displayed for the administrator in a separate window on the remote machine. Use the mouse and keyboard on the remote machine to operate the thin client just as you would if you were operating it locally.|
XTerm is the standard terminal emulator for the X Window System. Use the terminal emulator window for X (click XTerm) to access a text terminal and all its applications such as command line interfaces (CLI) and text user interface applications. You can click the Window menu (upper left icon) to open and use the XTerm menu. You can type help and press Enter to display a verbose message describing XTerm options.