Getting Started Overview for End-users
This article provides a brief overview of Tehama and the virtual desktops that it provides.
What is Tehama? What is a Virtual Desktop?
You have a received an email welcoming you to Tehama, but you may be not quite sure what Tehama is. Your employer is telling you to join Tehama, so you can access your remote virtual desktop and begin working remotely, but you are wondering what a virtual desktop is. Let's answer these questions right here.
Tehama is a platform that provides Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS). It is a simplified way to provide end-users like you with desktops - remote virtual desktops.
A virtual desktop is a computer that is running in the cloud. Tehama allows you to access this virtual desktop from your physical computer, letting you view and interact with the virtual desktop using the screen, mouse and keyboard of your physical device.
The work you do on a virtual desktop is kept separate from your physical computer. This means no files or applications you interact with are stored or running on your physical computer. This makes it easier for your organization to manage tools you need to do your work, and helps them keep important data safe.
Tehama provides remote virtual Windows desktops and remote virtual Ubuntu-Linux desktops. These are referred to as "Tehama desktops" or "Tehama virtual desktops". (See Desktops User Guide for more information about Tehama desktops.) Sessions on these virtual desktops are accessed through a "Tehama Client" which you download and install on your physical computer.
Your employer will create a Tehama virtual desktop for you. You can log in to it securely from your employer's corporate Tehama Portal, accessible through the Tehama web interface. (See Tehama Web UI for more information on the web interface.)_
Each Tehama virtual desktop is inside a "Tehama Room". (See Rooms User Guide for more information about Tehama Rooms.) Your desktop communicates with the room to access the resources that you need in your company's private network and/or on the internet.
For a more in depth overview and introduction to Tehama, read the following articles:
End-user Onboarding Steps
Ready to start using Tehama? Follow these steps to onboard and connect to a Tehama virtual desktop.