We are currently planning the following scenario:
We have 4 desktops running a very simple workload:
primary application: remote-client to access our business management software sparsely usage of outlook 2003, openoffice, firefox.
We have a couple of low consumption boxes (formerly used as firewalls/openvpn).
I'd like to simplify management of the desktop by p2ving them into an existing esxi-box and access them via rdesktop on a stripped down debian from our "thin clients".
I want to achieve: lower energy consumption easier remote management (no more walking to the desktops outside our business hours for patching flash and adobe reader).
We cannot afford terminal servers or a top-of-line management solution.
Does it make sense at all? Or am I adding complexity for no reason? Does someone have experience with a similar setup?