Ulteo Open Virtual Desktop v3.0 on Centos 6

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April 8, 2013 Linux No Comments

This is a test setup on VMware Fusion on my MacOSX. I wanted to try out this software. So here are my steps.


Do a basic installation of Centos 6.


I like to make sure the OS in up to date.

# yum update


Set a static ip address, edit the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0

IPADDR= (Or whatever ip you have setup on your network)

Restart the network

service network restart

You need to setup your DNS Servers. Edit /etc/resolv.conf



Ping www.google.com to make sure everything is working.


Disable selinux. Edit /etc/selinux/config


# reboot


After the reboot you can check to see if selinux is disabled.

# sestatus

Should answer with SELinux status: disabled


Need to add a Repository to ulteo.

Create a new file # vi /etc/yum.repos.d.ovd.repo and add information below.

name=Ulteo OVD 3.0


 Install MySQL and setup.

# yum install mysql mysql-server

# chkconfig mysql on

# service mysql start

# /usr/bin/mysql_secure_installation (Gives a secure MySQL installations)

# mysql -u root -p -e 'create database ovd

Ulteo Session Manager installation

# yum install ulteo-ovd-session-manager

# sm-config (setup your admin user and password. Go with the defaults for the rest.)

# chkconfig httpd on

# service httpd restart


Lets go to the web browser and load up the administration page.

Setup your MySQL settings, username: root and password. Then save the configuration.

You should be redirect to another page and you should see Configuration Successfully Saved.


Next is the Application Server and File Server configuration.

# yum install ulteo-ovd-subsystem

# ovd-subsystem-config

Session Manager address:

Chroot destination [/opt/ulteo]: Hit enter

Chroot download uri []: Hit enter and wait for the download.

# chkconfig ulteo-ovd-subsystem on

# service ulteo-ovd-subsystem restart


Now if you go back to the web browser admin page and click on Unregistered servers. You should now see you server.

Click on Register.


Web Client Installation

# yum install ulteo-ovd-web-client ulteo-ovd-web-client-ajaxplorer

# ovd-webclient-config

Do you want to link the web client to a specific Session Manager ? ([yes]/no): Type yes and hit enter

Session Manager address []: type and hit enter

# chkconfig httpd on

# service httpd restart


Now you can go with your web browser to and you should see a login page.

Now before you can login you need to create a user, group, public applications groups, give access to application etc.

Once this is all done you should be able to login and play with some applications etc.


If you would like to connect a Windows Server to the configuration then take a look here. This document will explain how to setup your Windows Server. If you want to see the applications on the Desktop then you need to add them to your application group etc. The printer redirection worked great.



Installation for Ulteo Open Virtual Desktop v3.0, http://doc.ulteo.com/3.0/Support_RHEL_6.0.html

Installation for Ulteo Open Virtual Desktop V3.0 on Redhat Enterprise 6.0, Click Here to download

 Note: You could use the documentation above on Centos.


Below I have embeded the pdf in to the website.




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