Anyone had to work with passing battery levels into a VMware Horizon VDI on a converted IGEL OS 11 laptop?


Hi all, has anyone had to work with passing battery levels into a Horizon VDI on a converted OS11 laptop?


Can you do that with Horizon? I know that Citrix have only just done that with a recent VDA version, until then you couldn’t see it.


@member did you ever hear back on this? We’re also interested in being able to pass battery information and sync volume/mute settings between a physical device and a Horizon View virtual desktop.

@member did you ever hear back on this? We’re also interested in being able to pass battery information and sync volume/mute settings between a physical device and a Horizon View virtual desktop.


Hello @member and @member, unfortunately this is not something the Horizon Client pulls and makes available to the VDI session, so there is not way to pull this data into the session.


@member and @member We ended up allowing the users to minimize their Horizon session so that they can check the battery status in the taskbar of the Igel OS. Definitely a work around but currently working and our users are happier than they were.


@member I’d imagine this is something that could be developed with the Horizon Client SDK. As a VMware partner is that something that is available to IGEL developers if they did want to make this feature available?


Hey @member from what I have seen, the Horizon client does not expose the battery percentage in the API.

Even on Windows based endpoints battery information is not available in the client, and the Horizon Agent does not have a way to process the information.

@member and @member, I am just curious if you have tested the battery warning available in IGEL as an option?

This would at least give users ample warning that their battery is getting low and they should plug in or swap the batter soon.

Hey guys, just for you, I went and dug up an old classic and updated it for OS 10/11

Here is a custom partition that will create a floating battery monitor in the top-left corner of your screen over the Horizon session.

Directions:

1. Upload the batmon.tar.bz2 and batmon.inf files to your UMS file directory (or other accessible FTP/HTML server)

2. Import the UMSProfile-BatteryMonitor.zip as a profile into UMS

3. Update the URL, Username, and Password fields in the profile to match your environment

4. Apply the profile to your device that is running an Enterprise Management Pack license (or OS 10)

5. Wait for the custom partition to build

You should then see a floating battery bar in the top left corner of your screen

Please note, this comes “as-is” and is not officially supported by myself or IGEL

@member @member please give it a look 🙂


@member I’m going to try both of these first thing tomorrow. Thanks so much!! I’ll let you know how it goes!


There is only one 🙂 just have to set it up right


I meant the battery warning and the custom partition/profile 🙂 I have not tried the warning yet either so want to see what that does.


Let me know how either of them work out

It has been a while since I did the battery monitor guy so…mileage may vary 🙂


@member late reply, but we did get around to testing the battery warning config and it does pop the warning in front of the full screen virtual desktop which seems to meet our needs. Will keep the custom partition as a alternative option.


Hi all, sorry to open this thread again. I had to adapt you Python to work on IGEL LX 10.05? First I fixed all Print-Errors then all intended block errors. For completness i upload only the python-file which is to change inside the CP. One Question: how do i center the Bar, so that is top center of the screen?

Hi all, sorry to open this thread again. I had to adapt you Python to work on IGEL LX 10.05? First I fixed all Print-Errors then all intended block errors. For completness i upload only the python-file which is to change inside the CP. One Question: how do i center the Bar, so that is top center of the screen?


Has anyone updated this to work with 11.04?

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