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Dell Wyse ThinOS Version 8.5 Administrator’s Guide

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Supporting VMware Blast

VMware Blast display protocol can be used for remote applications and for remote desktops that use virtual machines or shared-session desktops on an RDS host. Select this protocol connection to display the desktop with the Blast protocol.

NOTE When you pause the pointer over the connection icons, the corresponding connection protocols are displayed in tooltip. This is designed for RDSH applications. From ThinOS 8.4 release, RDSH application is supported for both PCoIP and Blast protocol. These two protocols share the same application icon, and hence it is necessary for you to pause the pointer over the connection icons to identify its protocol.

Blast feature matrix on ThinOS

Table 1. Blast feature matrixThe following table displays the Blast feature matrix:
Blast features Support on ThinOS Comments/ Known issues

H.264 offload

Yes

Blast H.264 is not supported on Wyse 5010 thin client, Wyse 5040 AIO thin client, and Wyse 7010 thin client.

VDI desktops

Yes

N/A

RDSH desktops

Yes

N/A

RDSH applications

Yes

Application window does not support Seamless mode. For example, all applications open in single window because of the VMware limitation.

RDSH application supports the PCoIP protocol from ThinOS 8.4, with same limitation.

Unified communication

No

Third party plug-ins are not planned

MS VDI plug-in

No

N/A

RTAV

Yes

N/A

Windows media MMR

No

N/A

Flash URL multicast

No

N/A

Printer redirect

Yes

Supports printer redirection, and printer mapping with virtual print.

Smartcard redirect

Yes

N/A

Scanner redirect

No

N/A

Serial port redirect

No

N/A

USB redirect—VDI/ RDSH

Yes

Enabled by default. For more information, see Dell Wyse ThinOS 8.4 Administrator’s Guide, available at Dell.com/manuals.

Client drive redirect

No

N/A

Linux desktop

Yes

N/A

Copy Paste text

Yes

See, VMware Horizon server and client configurations/documentation.

VPN connect

Yes

N/A

AES 128/256

Yes

See, ThinOS AES design.

Multi-display/ 4K/ 32-bit

Yes

See, VMware Blast support information. For example, the pre-requisite is VM video RAM.

ClearType fonts support

Yes

ThinOS supports the TrueType fonts

3D display

Yes

See, VMware Blast support information

Blast recovery from network interrupt

Yes

Requires Horizon View agent 7.0.1

For more information about VMware Horizon Blast, see VMware documentation.

For information about Blast Virtual Printing on ThinOS, see Blast Virtual Printing.


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