Linux Thin Client Networks Design and Deployment

Discover the ins-and-outs of thin client networks in the world of Linux, and ensure that you have everything you need to succeed as a System Administrator
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Linux Thin Client Networks Design and Deployment

David Richards

Discover the ins-and-outs of thin client networks in the world of Linux, and ensure that you have everything you need to succeed as a System Administrator
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ISBN 139781847192042
Paperback176 pages

Book Description

A thin client network is a client-server architecture where client computers depend primarily on a central server for processing activities. The client machines (thin clients) mainly focus on passing user input to remote services and receiving and displaying the output; thin clients aren't as much about the hardware or software as about the design.

This book has all the information you need to easily set up your own Linux thin client network. It will help you evaluate how a thin client network fits into your organization and make informed choices on the hardware and software needed for your deployment, discusses design issues, and guides you with building, configuring, and supporting the network.

The author has given thought to the book to create something that is well rounded, and meets the needs of small and large organizations.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview of Thin Clients
Theory of Design
Common Misconceptions
Features Gained in the Thin Design
Summary
Chapter 2: The Types of Thin Clients
Proprietary Operating Systems
Windows Embedded Devices
Linux Devices
Wireless Devices
Handheld Devices
Summary
Chapter 3: An Analysis of Costs
Anticipated Costs
Reuse of Current Personal Computers
Possible Reductions in Server Counts
Thin Client versus Client/Server Anticipated Costs
Project Staffing Size and Changes
Other Cost Savings to Consider
Summary
Chapter 4: The People Issues
Executive and Management Issues
User Community Issues
Summary
Chapter 5: Considering the Network
Primary Network
Remote Sites
Thin Client Network Connections
Testing the Network
Summary
Chapter 6: Implementing the Server
Planning and Designing the Server
Building the Server
Enabling XDMCP
Providing the Desktop
NFS Mounts and Shared Directories
Integrating Bandwidth Management for Remote Users
Summary
Chapter 7: Implementing the User Software
Running Software from a Remote Server
Planning which User Software to Deploy
Browser
Electronic Mail
Office Suite
Instant Messaging
File Processing
Picture Processing
Audio and Video Processing
Databases
Software Development
Connection to Legacy UNIX Servers
Connection to Legacy IBM Mainframes
Connection to Microsoft Windows Applications
Summary
Chapter 8: Implementing the Thin Clients
Choosing the Right Thin Client
Turn-Key versus Customized Solutions
Starting the Appropriate Connection Method
Creating a Chooser for Multiple Connection Methods
Personal Computer Hardware Devices
Enabling Remote Sound
Allowing the Server to Gain Access to USB Devices
Summary
Chapter 9: Support
Supporting the Users
Support within Your IT Staff
Vendor and Open-Source Support
Summary

What You Will Learn

Chapter 1 gives you a overview of exactly what is a thin client, and the different types that are available.

Chapter 2 gives you a sample of multiple types of thin clients. This chapter will help you decide the hardware to deploy.

Chapter 3 identifies key areas to review when considering the financial impact of your thin client plan and also discusses hardware acquisition and staffing costs.

Chapter 4 addresses what might be the hardest part of your deployment: People. Some people are passionate about their software and others are challenged with any workflow changes. It's important to address them as much as possible before, during, and after deployment.

Chapter 5 reviews the network required to run thin clients. Because of the simplicity of the computing deployment, your network too is simplified.

Chapter 6 covers the steps necessary to design a server for the number of users in your deployment and the steps to allow thin clients to log into and run a desktop environment.

Chapter 7 explores software packages that run on Linux, along with their suitability to run over the network to thin clients.

Chapter 8 reviews the process of considering the operating system to deploy on the devices and also covers interaction with USB devices and speakers.

Chapter 9 covers three aspects of support: supporting your users, support within your IT staff, and support from software vendors.

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview of Thin Clients
Theory of Design
Common Misconceptions
Features Gained in the Thin Design
Summary
Chapter 2: The Types of Thin Clients
Proprietary Operating Systems
Windows Embedded Devices
Linux Devices
Wireless Devices
Handheld Devices
Summary
Chapter 3: An Analysis of Costs
Anticipated Costs
Reuse of Current Personal Computers
Possible Reductions in Server Counts
Thin Client versus Client/Server Anticipated Costs
Project Staffing Size and Changes
Other Cost Savings to Consider
Summary
Chapter 4: The People Issues
Executive and Management Issues
User Community Issues
Summary
Chapter 5: Considering the Network
Primary Network
Remote Sites
Thin Client Network Connections
Testing the Network
Summary
Chapter 6: Implementing the Server
Planning and Designing the Server
Building the Server
Enabling XDMCP
Providing the Desktop
NFS Mounts and Shared Directories
Integrating Bandwidth Management for Remote Users
Summary
Chapter 7: Implementing the User Software
Running Software from a Remote Server
Planning which User Software to Deploy
Browser
Electronic Mail
Office Suite
Instant Messaging
File Processing
Picture Processing
Audio and Video Processing
Databases
Software Development
Connection to Legacy UNIX Servers
Connection to Legacy IBM Mainframes
Connection to Microsoft Windows Applications
Summary
Chapter 8: Implementing the Thin Clients
Choosing the Right Thin Client
Turn-Key versus Customized Solutions
Starting the Appropriate Connection Method
Creating a Chooser for Multiple Connection Methods
Personal Computer Hardware Devices
Enabling Remote Sound
Allowing the Server to Gain Access to USB Devices
Summary
Chapter 9: Support
Supporting the Users
Support within Your IT Staff
Vendor and Open-Source Support
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781847192042
Paperback176 pages
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