Wyse ThinOS

Here a collection of resources to get up and running with Wyse ThinOS.

In most cases, you first want to simply setup the device and verify you can connect to your virtual desktop environment. After that, you then generally setup the management software and get them under management, do automatic configurations, etc… I’ve outlined those steps below.

Step 1: Manually setup the device to test connectivity to your VDI environment

You can simply do this by turning on device and going into the “Remote Connections” tab and enter in your VDI broker location, i.e Citrix Storefront, VMware Horizon View broker or Microsoft RDS farm. Go here to see steps from admin guide or go here to see a quick video example of doing this VMware Horizon. You can get the associated detailed admin guides by going here and selecting the product you are looking for, i.e. Wyse Hardware\3040\Manuals & Documents.

Note: If you need to update the firmware during your testing/POC you can get steps to do that here. The FTP method noted in this document is the quickest method to upgrade.

Step 2: Learn how to configure the device to get a configuration (automatically) by using one of these 2 options;

  • Option 1: Install Wyse Management Suite, create a profile, and assign it to your devices. This topic and resources are covered here
  • Option 2: Using a  centrally managed “wnos.ini” configuration file to configure your devices. One file can be used to configure many devices. This option has been used for years to configure the Wyse ThinOS devices.
    • Follow the steps here to setup your “wnos.ini’ configuration directory in order to configure your device. The quickest way to set this up is using the FTP method but other methods are outlined in that document.
    • The following quick start package here goes into more details on this process and includes many resources on this, i.e. sample configuration file templates (wnos.ini file), ConfGen configuration utility, INI troubleshooting, etc..

Step 3: Review and setup one of the management console options;

  • Note: If you followed Option 1 for your setup, then you already have Wyse Management Suite setup so no other management console is needed.
  • If you initially setup your devices to use the “wnos.ini” configuration file and want to manage them within a central console you have the following 2 choices;

Note: Today and in the past, many people still like to configure ThinOS with the use of a configuration INI file, as noted in Option 2, that is hosted via an FTP/HTTP server and is a very simple way to manage the devices. The INI file is generally hosted on the management server as well and can be used to configure the unit.  This is how folks have been managing and learning about ThinOS for years.

For upgrading Wyse ThinOS devices using Wyse Management Suite here is a great video showing this process!

Additional support resources below:

Dell TechCenter Wyse Product Support Forums – these are a great resource for getting up and running with the solutions as well as tips and tricks for troubleshooting common issues. Once you join the Dell TechCenter community you will have a variety of resources to get started!

Available categories with forum and topic lists:

  • Wyse general forum: for discussions that, for example, span multiple categories, involve end-to-end methods, heterogeneous environments, new use cases or topics not found under the support documentation or existing discussions.
  • Wyse thin clients: includes Cloud Connect, Linux, Windows Embedded Standard, ThinOS and zero clients for Citrix, MultiPoint Server and VMware.
  • Wyse software: includes Wyse Cloud Client Manager, Wyse Device Manager, Wyse WSM and Wyse Virtualization Software

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