NICE DCV (AWS)

Windows
   choose an AMI:
      https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/seller-profile?id=74eff437-1315-4130-8b04-27da3fa01de1
   choose and launch an instance:
      https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/instance-types/
   set password:
      user: administrator
      password: retrieve from AWS management console
   connect:
      browser:
         https://server_ip_address:8443
      native client:
         https://www.nice-dcv.com/

Linux (Ubuntu 20.04)
   choose and launch an instance:
      https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/instance-types/
   connect to it:
      https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/AccessingInstances.html
   install desktop, drivers, NICE DCV:
      sudo passwd ubuntu
      sudo apt update
      sudo apt upgrade
      sudo reboot now
      sudo apt install ubuntu-desktop
      sudo vim /etc/gdm3/custom.conf
         WaylandEnable=false
      sudo systemctl restart gdm3
      sudo systemctl isolate graphical.target
      sudo apt install build-essential
      install NVIDIA driver (if needed):
         https://www.nvidia.com/download/index.aspx
         sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-515.48.07.run 
         sudo nvidia-xconfig --preserve-busid --enable-all-gpus
      sudo systemctl isolate multi-user.target
      sudo systemctl isolate graphical.target
      install NICE DCV driver:
         https://download.nice-dcv.com/
         sudo apt install ./nice-dcv-server_2022.0.12760-1_amd64.ubuntu2004.deb 
         sudo apt install ./nice-dcv-web-viewer_2022.0.12760-1_amd64.ubuntu2004.deb 
      sudo usermod -aG video dcv
      sudo vim /etc/dcv/dcv.conf 
         create-session = true
         owner="ubuntu"
         web-port=desired_port_number
      sudo systemctl enable dcvserver
      sudo reboot now
   connect:
      browser:
         https://server_ip_address:desired_port_number
      native client:
         https://www.nice-dcv.com/


RDP (AWS + Ubuntu)

sign in to console and launch instance:
   https://aws.amazon.com/console/
choose security group (open all or just required ports):
   https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/using-network-security.html
ssh to instance:
   ssh -i ~/.ssh/keys/your_key.pem ubuntu@your_IP_address
set password:
   sudo passwd ubuntu
update, upgrade, install:
   sudo apt update
   sudo apt upgrade
   sudo apt install xrdp xfce4 xfce4-terminal gnome-icon-theme
      choose lightdm window manager
   sudo adduser your_username
   sudo su your_username
   echo xfce4-session >~/.xsession
connect with RDP client:
   https://remmina.org/how-to-install-remmina/
   https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4028379/windows-10-how-to-use-remote-desktop
   https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-desktop-services/clients/remote-desktop-mac
possible options to check:
   client:
      screen size
      color depth
      encoding (RemoteFX)
   server:
      port (/etc/xrdp/xrdp.ini)
      ssh tunnel

VNC (AWS + Ubuntu)

sign in to console and launch instance:
   https://aws.amazon.com/console/
choose security group (open all or just required ports):
   https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/using-network-security.html
ssh to instance:
   ssh -i ~/.ssh/keys/your_key.pem ubuntu@your_IP_address
set password:
   sudo passwd ubuntu
update, upgrade, install:
   sudo apt-get update
   sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
   sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop vnc4server x11vnc gnome-core gnome-session-flashback python python-numpy lightdm
      choose lightdm
set up VNC:
   vncpasswd
   vncserver
   vncserver -kill :1
   vim .vnc/xstartup
      #!/bin/sh
      unset SESSION_MANAGER
      gnome-session --session=gnome-classic &
      [ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && exec /etc/vnc/xstartup
      [ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
viewers
   Remmina
   Vinagre
   noVNC
set up noVNC:
   git clone https://github.com/novnc/noVNC.git
   cd noVNC
   openssl req -new -x509 -days 365 -nodes -out self.pem -keyout self.pem
reboot:
   sudo reboot now
start x11vnc:
   sudo x11vnc -xkb -noxrecord -noxfixes -noxdamage -display :0 -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -usepw -localhost &
start noVNC:
   cd noVNC
   ./utils/launch.sh --vnc localhost:5900 --listen your_port --cert self.pem
open remote desktop:
   https://your_IP_address:your_port/vnc.html