The ‘Farm Settings’ allows administrators to add multiple farms so that users are allowed to launch published applications and desktop from the ‘User Logon Page’.
Parallels RAS Web Portal: Farm Settings Page
To add a farm, insert the IP or hostname of the 2X Secure Client Gateway and click ‘Add Farm’. The farm will be added to the left pane under the ‘List of Farms’ tree.
Parallels RAS Web Portal: Adding a Farm
Farm details allow the administrator to configure properties. The following are the farm details for the selected farm. These settings are used for the 2X Web Service and the Parallels 2X RDP Client to connect to the 2X Secure Client Gateway.
Parallels RAS Web Portal: Farm Details
Enter an Alias name that describes better the farm you added. The ‘Alias’ name gives the connection a display name for better readability.
Primary Hostname / IP:
This setting is added automatically when adding the farm. This would be the IP / Hostname of the 2X Secure Client Gateway.
Secondary Hostname / IP:
A secondary Hostname or IP can be added for another 2X Secure Client Gateway. If the ‘Primary Hostname’ fails, there would be a secondary 2X Secure Client Gateway which will provide published applications and desktops to the user.
This is automatically set to ‘Direct Mode’ when the farm is added. The connection mode is the method the 2X Web Service uses to connect to the 2X Secure Client Gateway.
Set the connection mode to ‘SSL mode’ so that a secure connection is tunneled between the 2X Web Service and the 2X Secure Client Gateway.
The default port number is set to port 80. The port must be the same as that set on the 2X Secure Client Gateway.
The advanced settings are used to overwrite farm settings on the 2X RDP Client. This will change the settings on the 2X RDP Client without having the users tampering with the settings.
Parallels RAS Web Portal: Advanced Settings
Override 2X Secure Client Gateway IP/Host: Select the ‘Override 2X Secure Client Gateway IP/Host’ to override the ‘Primary Hostname/IP’ of the farm. Optionally, the ‘Secondary Hostname/IP’ can be specified.
Override Gateway: Select this setting to override the ‘Gateway’ port other than the default port 80.
SSL Gateway Port: Select this setting to override the ‘Gateway SSL’ port other than the default port 443.
Default Connection Mode: The connection mode for the farm can be overwritten from any of the following:
The ‘Connection Mode’ will be set automatically depending on the connection settings configured on the farm.
Clients are connected with the 2X Secure Client Gateway and the session connection is tunnelled through the first available connection. This mode is ideal for servers which are only reachable via the gateway and do not require a high level of security.
Clients first connect to the 2X Secure Client Gateway for the best available Server and then connect directly with that particular Server. This is best used when the client and the server are on the same network.
Clients connect to the remote 2X Secure Client Gateway in a secure mode. The data being tunnelled is encrypted for having a secure connection.
Direct SSL Mode
Clients first connect to the 2X Secure Client Gateway using SSL for the best available server and then connect directly with that particular server. This is best when the client and the server are on the same network and high security safeguards are required.
Applying the Settings
After configuring the settings for a farm, you can apply the settings by clicking on the ‘Apply Settings’ button so that they are saved.
Deleting a Farm
To delete a farm, click on the farm from the ‘List of Farms’ and press ‘Delete Farm’.
Parallels RAS Web Portal: Deleting a Farm