There are three ways that users can discover and connect to Solstice displays.
- Manually enter the IP address that is displayed on the Solstice display splash screen
- Solstice broadcast discovery
- Solstice Discovery Service
The manual method requires the user to find the IP address displayed on the main Solstice window and key it in to the Solstice client. This fallback method is used when automated discovery mechanisms aren’t available. Once a user has connected to a Solstice display using the IP address, the display will be retained in the 'recently used' list so that subsequent connections can be done by selecting the display from a list.
The broadcast discovery mechanism is the default mechanism for Solstice. The Solstice display sends out periodic messages to the broadcast address to announce itself to clients on the network. If the network policy allows broadcast packets, all clients on the same subnet will automatically discover all active Solstice displays and will present them in the “Discovered Displays” list on the discovery screen.
Solstice Discovery Service (SDS) provides a lightweight centralized discovery mechanism that can work in more complex network environments. Because SDS does not rely on broadcast packets, it can be used on networks that restrict broadcast traffic and can also be configured to operate concurrently on multiple subnets. Additional network configuration may be necessary depending on your specific requirements. For more information refer to the Network Deployment Guide and/or SDS Guide.