Parameters in /vsmserver/

In this section, we will describe all the parameters currently used by the VSM server.


The administrator’s email address. This is where warnings about overuse of Licenses are sent, among with other administrative messages. Make sure this is a valid address.


A space-separated list of hosts from which privileged operations are allowed. The default (empty) allows localhost to do this. Privileged operations are for example to deactivate a session, something that should be allowed by the host running the ThinLinc Web Administration service.


ThinLinc access can be limited to certain groups. If the allowed_groups space-separated list is empty, all users are accepted. Otherwise, the user must be a member of the groups listed below, to be able to use ThinLinc. Example:

allowed_groups = students teachers

Estimated bogomips required for each user.


This parameter decides the importance of the amount of logged in users on a VSM agent host when calculating load balance parameters. A host with low load, but a lot of users, is generally more likely to get a higher load within short time when the users get active. For this reason, the load balance calculating code takes the number of users at a certain host into its calculation. The /vsmserver/existing_users_weight controls how important this factor is. A higher value of this parameter means the load balancing code will care less about a high number of users on a certain machine.


This parameter should normally not be changed, unless when fine-tuning the load balancing.


If this parameter is true, the VSM server will try to replicate information about sessions to the other VSM server node. See High Availability (HA) for more information about ThinLinc in a High Availability configuration.


This parameter lists the hostnames of both nodes in a ThinLinc HA setup. The space-separated list should include the hostname of the current node. This means that vsmserver.hconf can be identical on both nodes.


The TCP port VSM Server listen to for incoming requests. This should normally be set to the same value as /vsm/vsm_server_port.


The number of seconds allowed for updating the load status in the entire cluster.


The maximum number of sessions allowed per user. 0 means no limit. The master will attempt to keep all sessions for a user on the same agent server in order to avoid problems. The problems usually come from applications that incorrectly assumes unrivaled access to the user’s home directory. When on the same machine the conditions allow the applications to handle things better.


Integer, number of estimated MiB memory required for each session.


If this parameter is true, processes occupying the users’ interval of forwarded ports will be killed at login. This means that if a user logs in twice to the same session, the second login will get working tunnel ports, if this parameter is true. The first session’s tunnel ports will stop working. If the parameter is false, the first session will keep the ports.