Scan And Import IGEL Thin Clients Into Universal Management Suite

Written by Allen White on. Posted in IGEL

If you have installed the IGEL Universal Management Suite then you are going to want to import your IGEL thin clients into the UMS. Once they are in the UMS you have the ability to manage the clients centrally and deploy profiles. The profiles can involves setting the up to connect to VMware View, Terminal Servers or even a simple profile to change the resolution. As usual there is a video guide at the end of the article on how to do this.

By default out of the box the IGEL client is set to DHCP, if you do not use DHCP you are going to need to put a static address on the client if you are on DHCP then you can skip to Scanning For Thin Clients. To do this first select setup on the IGEL thin client

Setting A Static Address On An IGEL Thin Client

IGEL static address to client

IGEL static address to client

 

Once done, down the right hand side, select Networking and then Lan Interfaces.Then select Interface 1

Set staric address on IGEL client

Set staric address on IGEL client

 

On the right hand side.Select Activate Default Interface. Then change from DHCP to Specify an IP address.

Enter the IP address you would like the client to use, then select save.

enter a static address into IGEL thin client

enter a static address into IGEL thin client

 

Scanning And Importing IGEL Thin Clients Into UMS

Now that you clients can see the Universal Management Suite and vica verse we can look at importing them.
If you are going to have a large amount of clients its best to create directories for them based on department or a scheme what is useful for you. To do this select Thin Client, Right click and select New Directory.

creating a directory in IGEL UMS

creating a directory in IGEL UMS

 

Give your directory a suitable name. This is very similar to OU`s in Active Directory.

IGEL UMS Directory

IGEL UMS Directory

 

We are now ready to scan for your clients.To do so, right click the directory you have created and select Scan For Thin Clients

 

Scan for thin clients in IGEL Universal Management Suite

Scan for thin clients in IGEL Universal Management Suite

 

You can now either scan your whole sub net for your IGEL thin clients or you can specify an IP range.Select the option you need then click scan.

IGEL Scan Subnet

IGEL Scan Subnet

Depending on the size of your sub net determines how long this process will take. Once the scan has found the IGEL thin clients it will list them in order. Select the think clients under include  and then select OK. The UMS will now import the clients and install a certificate onto them. If you ever delete the UMS and do not delete the thin clients out of the UMS you will not be able to manage the clients on another UMS without removing the certificate that has been installed.

Importing IGEL Clients Into UMS

Importing IGEL Clients Into UMS

 

You will see a success screen, click ok. Once done will now see your IGEL clients under the directory you created. You are now ready to start deploying profiles to your IGEL thin clients.

IGEL clients import

IGEL clients import

 

 Video Guide To Scanning For Thin Clients In IGEL UMS

 
Allen White
Allen is a Consultant for ITPS in the North East of England and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

ITPS provides strategic IT consultancy, implementation, data centre provision and unified communications, as well as support services and workspace and disaster recovery. If you require a consultation then please contact me via the contacts section or direct on 07931222991, add me on linkedin. https://uk.linkedin.com/in/allenwhiteconsultant0001

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