Interacting With Sessions (Browser)

Running sessions are shown in the Session Browser   Connecting to a Session Double Click on the session to connect to it.  The number of active connections is listed in the corner Disconnecting a Session Click on the and choose Disconnect … Continued

Logging in to the Browser Client

The FastX Browser Client is installed with the FastX Server.  The FastX Browser Client is written entirely in Javascript meaning no plugin is required to install.  By default the FastX Web Server runs on HTTP port 3000 and HTTPS port … Continued


General settings related to the configuration of this specific server Configuration Files settings.json


Settings related to the HTTP web server component Related Topics HTTPS Options CORS Support Configuration Files www.json


Configure the server to communicate with other servers Related Topics Network Configuration Overview Cluster Installation Gateway Server Installation Load Balancing Custom Load Balancing Metrics Configuration Files network.json


Change the colors/icons of the FastX web server Configuration Files theme.json


Change the configuration of FastX sessions Related Topics OpenGL Support Setting the FastX DISPLAY Job Scheduling CPU Usage Configuration Files session.json (default profile) files in the /usr/lib/fastx2/config/profile.d are assumed to be profile configurations and have the same format as session.json


Set up bookmarks for all users Related Topics Restrict commands to Bookmarks Only Configuration Files suggestions.json


Specify which commands users are allowed to launch Restricting Users to launching Bookmarks Only Configuration Files command.json

Client Settings

Create speed setting configurations for FastX clients Related Topics User Experience FAQ Configuration Files fastx-defaults.json


Specify the authentication mechanisms for FastX Configuration Files auth-methods.json


Create/Edit/Modify the FastX Administrators Configuration Files admin.json

Message of the Day

Set the message of the day that will appear when a user logs in Configuration Files motd.json

Limiting the commands users can launch

FastX can restrict users’ ability to launch commands so that they can only launch specific sessions.  This ability is achieved by enabling Command Restrictions in the Commands Section of the System Configuration menu. Enabling Restrictions Log in as an administrator Click … Continued

Load Balancing Metrics

FastX allows administrators to create custom metrics for their servers.  These metrics can be used as inputs to the FastX load balancer. Basic scripting and JSON knowledge is required To create a metric Create an executable script (perl,python,bash etc) in … Continued

FastX System Requirements

Server RedHat systems (including CentOS) Version 6 or later (version 7 is the latest release), 64-bit  only. SuSE (including OpenSUSE and SLES) Version 11 or later. Debian (including Ubuntu) Debian 7 (“Wheezy”) or later. Ubuntu 11.10 (“Oneiric”) or later.   … Continued

There was a problem connecting to the session

When connecting to FastX, the initial connection succeeds, but when you try to connect to a session, you receive the error.  “There was a problem connecting to the session” Checking the details of the logs can provide more information.  Here … Continued

FastX Desktop Client Release Notes

Build 2.0.110 October 5, 2017 Linux Client: Fixed issue with connecting using SSH Improved behavior in multiple window mode Mac Client: Fixed SSH connection issue on High Sierra Build 2.0.108 August 16, 2017 Fixed issues with multiple window mode menus … Continued