Menu path: Sessions > Horizon Client > Horizon Client Global > Fabulatech USB Redirection

For Fabulatech USB Redirection, a special Fabulatech server component must be installed on the Citrix server (USB for Remote Desktop Igel Edition).

More detailed information about the function can be found on the Fabulatech partner site: http://www.usb-over-network.com/partners/igel/.

Enable either Native or Fabulatech USB Redirection – not both together. Disable USB redirection if you use DriveLock.
Ensure that no other hotplug storage device (USB stick) is connected if a session is started with Fabulatech USB Redirection. Otherwise, the hotplug storage device will not be securely removed when the session starts, and this could lead to data loss. With IGEL Linux Version 10.02.x the hotplug storage device is already insecurely removed when the Fabulatech USB Redirection is enabled.

Fabulatech USB Redirection

☑ Fabulatech USB Redirection is used.

☐ Fabulatech USB Redirection is not used. (Default)

Default rule: This rule will apply if no special rule was configured for a class or a device.
Possible options:

  • Deny
  • Allow

    Tip

    To secure your endpoint, it is generally recommended to set Default rule to Deny and to configure Allow rules only for the required USB devices and USB device classes. 

Class Rules

Class rules apply to USB device classes and sub-classes.

Managing rules:

Create a new entry.

Remove the selected entry.

Edit the selected entry.

Copy the selected entry.

Class rule properties:

Rule
Possible options:

  • Deny: Devices that have the properties defined here are not redirected.
  • Allow: Devices that have the properties defined here are redirected by the Fabulatech USB Redirection.

Class ID: Device class

Subclass ID: Subclass relating to the specified device class

Name: Free text entry

Override serial: Serial number that will appear in the session

Override name: Device name that will appear in the session

Postpone

☑ The USB device is only removed from the system (endpoint device) when the session starts.

☐ The USB device is no longer shown immediately after the system is booted. (Default)

This setting is only effective if the Takeaway parameter is enabled.

Takeaway

☑ The USB device may be removed from the system (endpoint device).

☐ The USB device may not be removed. (Default)

No Reset

☑ The device will not be automatically reset after the connection with the session has been terminated.

☐ The device will be reset after the connection with the session has been terminated. (Default)

Device Rules

A device rule applies to a specific device that is identified by its serial number.

Device rule settings:

Rule
Possible options:

  • Deny: The device will not be redirected via Fabulatech USB Redirection.
  • Allow: The device will be redirected via Fabulatech USB Redirection.

Vendor ID: Hexadecimal manufacturer number

Product ID: Hexadecimal device number

To find out the Vendor ID and Product ID of the connected USB device, use the command lsusb (or lsusb | grep -i [search term]) in the terminal. You can also use the System Information tool, see Using “System Information” Function.

Name: Free text entry

Override serial: Serial number that will appear in the session.

Override name: Device name that will appear in the session.

Postpone

☑ The USB device is only removed from the system (endpoint device) when the session starts. (Default)

☐ The USB device is no longer shown immediately after the system is booted.

This setting is only effective if the Takeaway parameter is enabled.

Takeaway

☑ The USB device may be removed from the system (endpoint device). (Default)

☐ The USB device may not be removed.

No Reset

☑ The device will not be automatically reset after the connection with the session has been terminated. (Default)

☐ The device will be reset after the connection with the session has been terminated.