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Running Sessions and Domain Status

How do I get to this dialog box?

From the Administrative Console

  1. Click the Domain Status tab.

  2. From the Running Sessions tab, select a session to display details about the session.

From the X Manager

  1. Under Session Definitions, running sessions appear beneath the session definition.

  2. Select a running session to display the Session Status pane on the right with details about the session.

You can view details about all of the running sessions, such as the session names, owners, and the computers on which they are running.

When you select a session, you can view additional details such as how long the session had been running, the location of the client connectors, and all of the X servers that have joined the session.

If you see a double arrow button next to Location (on the right side of the window), you can move quickly to a view that is centered on the node (computer) running the session.

Item Description
Session Name The session definition name on which this session is based.
Session ID A unique identifier for each session. The session ID is useful for identifying log file messages that pertain to each running session.
Location The computer in the domain that is running this session.
Owner The user who started the session.
State Session state — Starting, Stopping, Running, or Resetting.
Time in state The length of time since the session state last changed.
Uptime The amount of time that has elapsed since the session was started.
Allowed Users (Domain mode only) All users allowed to join the session are listed here.
If you are the creator of the session, you can click the plus sign (+) to add users. When allowed users start the X Manager and log onto the domain, they can join the session listed under Offered Sessions.
Note: This feature is available from X Manager for Domains and the Administrative Console—the applications that are used to operate Reflection X in Domain mode.
Allow users to take control of session If you are the creator of the session, while the session is running, you can select this option to allow users to take control of a session they have joined:
In Standalone mode, this option applies to all users who join the session using the session's Connection URL.
In Domain mode, this option applies to all Allowed Users.

Client Connectors

The client connectors for a session accept incoming connection requests from X clients and forward X protocol requests received from the X client to the session.

Location The name of the computer on which the client connector is running.
Listening IP/Display The network address and display number of the X session to which the client connector belongs. A single client connector might have more than one listening IP/display pair if more than one network card is present.
X clients locate an X session by this pair of values. This is done by setting the DISPLAY environment variable (or the X client command line option -display) to <network address>:<display number>.
X Client Count The number of X clients connected to this client connector.

X Servers

Shows details about the X servers connected to this session.

Location The computer on which this X server is running.
User The user running this X server.
Compression Shows whether protocol is compressed between this server and the session's protocol router. If protocol is compressed, or if this is a headless server, this column also displays additional statistics about the data exchange. For details, see Session Statistics.
Input Allowed Mouse and keyboard input. If user input is enabled for this X server, the status is Yes. Input is allowed from only one X server at a time.
Latency Displays the latency (in milliseconds) of the connection between the computer running this server and the computer running the session's protocol router. If the server is running locally, this column shows "N/A".
Bandwidth Displays the bandwidth of the connection between the computer running this server and the computer running the session's protocol router. If the server is running locally, this column shows "N/A".


Latency is the time delay between when an action is initiated and when its effect is detectable. In a network, a delay in the reception of data packets can be caused by several factors, such as the transmission medium, and the number of network devices between the sending and receiving points. In general, the greater the physical distance between your workstation and your host, the greater the chance of encountering latency.

Bandwidth is the rate of transmission of data across the network; the maximum amount of information (Kbits/second or Mbits/second) that can be transmitted along a channel.

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