So we are in the process of implementing a pilot for Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).
We are streamlining our image creation process and I have been looking up performance tweaks and guidelines for additional ideas and on several different guides I have seen they recommend configuring the VM to launch the desktop as a seperate process from explorer. The implementation is not an issue the question I have is why?
Is there something about VDI where this would be of particular value? Is this for performance or just isolation\stability? I would just like to understand the why before I implement the how.
In a whitepaper titled Designing, Deploying, and Administering VDI Solutions from LongView on page 19 under a heading of "User Profile Optimizations"
In a presentation on "Building and Securing a VDI Implementation" from VMWorld 2006 under a heading of "VDI - Performance Tweaks" on page\slide 28.
These are some of sources Ive seen but there where a few others (my google-fu is weak on monday mornings).