Install and Configure Ubuntu LTSP Server
Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP) is a free and open source terminal server for Linux that allows many people to simultaneously use the same computer. Applications run on the server with a terminal known as a thin client (also known as an X terminal) handling input and output. Generally, terminals are low-powered, lack a hard disk and are quieter and more reliable than desktop computers because they do not have any moving parts.
Improving access to computers becomes less costly as thin client machines can be older computers that are no longer suitable for running a full desktop OS. Even a relatively slow CPU with as little as 128 MB of RAM can deliver excellent performance as a thin client.
We need to configure A Ubuntu Alternate Server which can be downloaded fromhttp://www.ubuntu.com/download/alternative-downloads, additionally to assign an automatic IP address to make thin client boot weh will also need to configure DHCP server, make sure that you have installed 02 LAN cards.
Boot server with Ubuntu alternate .iso image, and press F4
A Menu will appear at the bottom of the screen select option, press enter, after that select language
Select your location
Press enter and let the installation process begins, this is to inform you that LTPS settings will authentically configure server and there is no need to configure that services additionally, even other services which are required to configure LTSP services will also be loaded automatically.Provide user name and password
Finish partitioning and complete installation process. Configure package manager if required
When Installation is over, create another machine with pxe boot support, we have prepared another virtual box machine for demonstration purpose. Run that machine, press F12, the boot device selection menu will appear. Press “l” to boot from LAN.
Press enter and let the machine boot, you can notice that machine will got all of the file systems and IP address from Ubuntu LTSP Server.
Finally thin client system will boot in GUI