Deployment Appliance

Goal

You want to migrate your existing PCs or thin client hardware to fully manageable IGEL Universal Desktop OS thin clients.

Solution

Put all the devices which are to be converted into one network. Install the IGEL UDC Deployment Appliance on an administration computer within this network. The Deployment Appliance is implemented as a virtual machine which runs in a hypervisor, i.e. VMware Workstation, VMware Player, or Oracle VirtualBox. The PXE server at the heart of the Deployment Appliance will roll out the UDC2 or UDC3 firmware file to all other devices within the same network, provided that network booting is enabled.

If one or more devices residing in the network is not to be converted, you can exclude these manually using the MAC address filter provided with version 4.1 or higher.

The following figure shows an example setup with the Deployment Appliance running in a VMware Workstation:

UDC appliance

System Requirements

Ensure that the administration computer meets the following requirements:

Hypervisor Version

Install one of the following hypervisors in a version that supports OVA files:

Web Browser

A web browser is needed to download the firmware from the IGEL download site and upload it to the Deployment Appliance.

Deployment Steps

Content

Importing the OVA File

Configuring the Deployment Appliance

Getting the Firmware Files

Uploading the Firmware to the PXE Server

Choosing the Deployment Type

Info: MAC Address Filter

Installing the UDC

Licensing the UDC