For Fabulatech USB redirection, a special Fabulatech server component (USB for Remote Desktop Igel Edition) must be installed on the Horizon VDI desktop. Please note that licenses must be purchased from Fabulaech to enable this functionality.

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

Important Notes

  • Enable either native USB redirection or Fabulatech USB Redirection – not both together.
  • Disable USB redirection if you use DriveLock.
  • Ensure that no other hotplug storage device (USB memory stick) is connected before you enable Fabulatech USB redirection. Otherwise, the hotplug storage device is insecurely removed.
  • Generally, Fabulatech USB Redirection might not be the ideal solution for each use case. For details, refer to the general device redirection recommendations of your terminal server or VDI vendor.



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

Fabulatech USB Redirection

☑ Fabulatech USB Redirection is used.

☐ Fabulatech USB Redirection is not used.*

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.

The class rule properties are described in the following.

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

Getting USB Device Information

To find out the Class IDSubclass IDVendor ID and Product ID of the connected USB device, you can use the System Information tool. For further information, see Using “System Information” Function.

System Information example:

Alternatively, you can use the command lsusb (or lsusb | grep -i [search term]) in the terminal.

Example for lsusb:

Subclass ID

Subclass relating to the specified device class

Getting USB Device Information

To find out the Class IDSubclass IDVendor ID and Product ID of the connected USB device, you can use the System Information tool. For further information, see Using “System Information” Function.

System Information example:

Alternatively, you can use the command lsusb (or lsusb | grep -i [search term]) in the terminal.

Example for lsusb:

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.*

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.*

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.*

Device Rules

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

The device rule settings are described in the following.

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

Getting USB Device Information

To find out the Class IDSubclass IDVendor ID and Product ID of the connected USB device, you can use the System Information tool. For further information, see Using “System Information” Function.

System Information example:

Alternatively, you can use the command lsusb (or lsusb | grep -i [search term]) in the terminal.

Example for lsusb:

Product ID

Hexadecimal device number

Getting USB Device Information

To find out the Class IDSubclass IDVendor ID and Product ID of the connected USB device, you can use the System Information tool. For further information, see Using “System Information” Function.

System Information example:

Alternatively, you can use the command lsusb (or lsusb | grep -i [search term]) in the terminal.

Example for lsusb:

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.

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.

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.



*IGEL OS system default