Cool Free Tool: MindFlux, PCoIP Configuration Utility
Tweaking remote protocol from any vendor is an art that we all continuously strive to master. Properly configuring your remote protocol can make all the difference in the world from a user experience perspective. Fellow blogger Rex Remus just released MindFlux, a nifty little tool aimed at helping IT professionals configure PCoIP with greater control.
The thing that I like about MindFlux is the ability to deliver multiple profiles to users and training them to switch profiles depending on the situation. What comes to mind right away is to create two profiles, one which can be labeled "Office" and another which can be labeled "Remote." When users are in the office, they can apply the appropriate profile and when they are outside the office they can, from a drop-down menu select an alternate profile which is customized for remote connectivity, tweaking the PCoIP parameters and optimizing them in a WAN situation. From a user perspective, it is a bit inconvenient to apply the profile as you have to disconnect and reconnect. Even so, given that they have to disconnect from the office session and reconnect remotely anyways, the concept shouldn't be too difficult to grasp with some minor training.
MindFlux is still in beta and you can find it here; keep in mind this is still in beta, so don't expect it to be perfect -- yet. You do need to install the equivalent of an agent on the VMs, which creates a simple application that allows the user to switch profiles. I used the utility briefly; if you've used it too, please share your experiences, what you found useful and any gotchas that can help others.
Posted by Elias Khnaser on 03/07/2012 at 12:49 PM