(: July 26, 2019)
The Java Network Launch Protocol (JNLP) is a protocol which enables an application to be launched on a client desktop by using resources that are hosted on a remote web server. Java Plug-in software and Java Web Start software are considered JNLP clients because they can launch remotely hosted applets and applications on a client desktop.
The standard way of accessing Server iLO/IPMI is via JNLP file downloaded from the server console. I had to find a tool which will allow me to launch this file on my Linux Desktop.
In this guide, we will install IcedTea-Web which is a free software implementation of Java Web Start and the Java web browser plugin.
Install On Ubuntu / Ubuntu
sudo apt -y install icedtea-netx icedtea-plugin
Install on Fedora / CentOS
---- CentOS ---- sudo yum -y install icedtea-web --- Fedora ---- sudo dnf -y install icedtea-web
Install on Arch / Manjaro
sudo pacman -S icedtea-web
Execute JNLP file on Linux
After installation, you can execute a JNLP file using the command line:
$ javaws file.jnlp
An alternative way of executing a JNLP file by double-clicking.