Does an O.S. software exist something similar to Display Manager, specifically the part that allows you to create VNC or HP Remote Graphics ‘next available’ connections?
We have 40 remote Centos Linux nodes with HP RGS sender and 40 Windows users with HP RGS receiver, currently, each user is given a hostname of a node, and that node is assigned to them for eternity even if they are not using it for months at a time, I would like to reduce my number of nodes and have a DM like interface they can go to, click a button and either give them the next available node (name) or a button to click and automatically connect(like DM), but most importantly log users out if they are not actively using it for a period of time. The log out issues is the tuff one since if they just click the ‘x’ Linux reports they are still logged in, log entries do not seem to change and ‘w’ or ‘last -a’ commands show they are still logged in similar to if they simply locked the desktop.
FYI, they use these remote Linux nodes to qsub jobs to PBS.
Thank you for your time.