Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is the practice of hosting a desktop operating system within a virtual machine running on a centralized server. VDI users typically access the virtual desktops via a thin client. VDI is a variation on the client/server computing model, sometimes referred to as ...

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Windows Embedded thin client vs fat Windows client updates

I'm currently investigating options regarding thin clients following a move to a system based on Microsoft Remote Desktop Services. Currently users are using their existing desktops as RDP clients, ...
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How to update Personal VDI Collection?

We have a Personal VDI Collection, we are just rolling out. I made changes to the Template, but not sure how to apply the changes to the existing machines/ or create new machines with the new ...
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Xenserver 6.5 (Open Source) VDI per ISCSI LUN (ZFS ZVOL)

In Xenserver 6.5 (open source edition) I want to create VMs with VDIs that are actually iSCSI LUNs shared by a CentOS 7 SAN which are in fact ZFS ZVOLS (the last part should not matter). My problem ...
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For SSL bridging, do HTTPS backends verify that the load balancer is using the same private key? If so, how?

We are using the F5 to perform load balancing. When using SSL bridging instead of termination, we generally use a wildcard on the front-end and a regular SSL cert on the HTTPS backend. However, ...
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VMware Horizon View 6 Connections Fail w/ Changing Server Names

One of our Horizon View machines has intermittent issues connecting to its host via PCoIP. I do not have extensive Horizon View experience, but when looking through connection logs, I noticed that ...
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User Profile Disks not created - 2012R2 pooled VDI windows 7 VM

Servers- RD Web Access/Connection Broker - VMWare 2012R2 machine - VDW RD Virtualization Hosts - 2x physical servers - VD1/VD2 The User_Profile storage location is a replicated DFS on the F drive ...
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Create something like Citrix XenDesktop using Xen [closed]

I am doing an academic project. I want to deploy a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure for my college. So, is there any way/guideline to make something like XenDesktop using Xen on a Linux Distro from ...
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VDI needs to reboot after session

I'm trying to build a VDI solution for a small number (< 5) of clients. The user will RDP to a VM and browse the web. When they logout, I want the VM to revert back to a known state (snapshot). ...
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running rackspace VDI on Virtualbox on MacBook

I downloaded an image (vdi) of one of our servers on Rackspace . Now I would like to boot from that image in my virtualbox. Image: Ubuntu 12.04 (vdi downloaded from Rackspace) Host: OS X Yosemite ...
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Disable Visual Effects for Windows 8.1 Virtual Desktop

I am trying to build a new virtual desktop Pool in VMWare Horizon View 5 with Windows 8.1 clients. At the Moment, i am optimizing the image for best performance, including using an optimization ...
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Hardware requirements for 100 virtualized high performance Windows 7 desktops?

We are debating whether to add Client Hyper-V or VMWare Player Pro to new Windows 10 desktops later this year and have our developers run their developer tools in a Windows 7 VM on their local ...
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Do we need vCenter for only one vSphere and Horizon View? [closed]

I'm trying to set up a VDI using VMware Horizon View 6 on Windows server 2012R2 X64 VM. I have 3 VMs in Workstation 11. Windows server 2012R2 (domain controller) VM Windows server 2012R2 View ...
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2012r2 Server Mananger not showing all VDI Desktops in Collection

We are running a 4 node 2012r2 Hyper-V Cluster and using Microsoft's RDS/VDI for serving up Virtual Windows 7 desktops. Right now we have about 90 desktops in 3 collections of 30 desktops each.(I know ...
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Image build system that derives from a base Windows 8.1 image

For our VDI deployment, we have several Windows 8.1 images for target groups that require different suites of applications. The current update procedure requires us to update the OS on each ...
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VDI - No Virtual Desktop Templates (Windows server 2012 R2 )

http://postimg.org/image/y1kkx3j6z/ I setting up the RDS role for VDI. I plan to have a personal virtual desktops. When i get to the step to select the Virtual Desktop Template, nothing shows up in ...
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Minimize all windows in View on disconnect

I've had several requests from users to see if we can minimize all windows in their View session when they disconnect? I'm running VMWare View 6.0 with Wyse P25 using PCoIP connecting to a Windows 7 ...
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VDI LUN and RAID Group design optimization

I have a shared storage SAN for our VDI environment that was configured in a specific way by a third party and I was wondering what (if any) was the benefit of the design. The SAN is divided into ...
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Has VDI become the “silver bullet”? [closed]

Have virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) projects become something which are seen as the simple catch all solution for enterprise infrastructure? What justifies a VDI solution over a standard ...
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Host Active Directory in a VM and have Hyper-V server a member of the domain

I'm putting together a Windows 2012 (Standard) server that's sort of a special case - it needs to be an "all in one" appliance. I literally don't have any other physical servers I can use. As part of ...
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VMware licnesing for vdi and server virtualisation [duplicate]

I am planning to virtualise 50 desktops as thin clients(concurrent users). Well i will need 5 servers where 3 will be used for server virtualisation and 2 for desktop virtualsiation.All the servers ...
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Layout for virtualisation of 50 desktops [closed]

We are planning to deploy 50 virtual desktops(for normal users) using thin client hardware and VDI solution(using VMware or Citrix).Currently we have'nt virtualised any of the physical servers.I heard ...
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How to make Group Policy to the same User Group at different Computer Groups? (VDI)

I made two Organizational Unit in my domain Thin Clients (there are the physical computer objects) Virtual Clients (there are the virtual computer objects) And I have the default Users (there ...
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Cut'n'paste between X11 Desktop and the virt-manager VNC graphical console of a Win7 VM guest on a Server

I have a licensed copy of MicroSoft Windows 7 professional installed and running as guest on my Linux server running qemu-kvm. This works just fine. But I was unable to figure out how to ...
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2012 R2 VDI Setup - No Virtual Templates

I've installed Win 2012 R2 Standard and setting up the RDS role for VDI. I plan to have a pool of virtual desktops. I have done this before and have had no problems so I am very familiar with the ...
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How to publish vmware VDI though Citrix Web Interface

I have a VMWARE Lab and CITRIX Lab and they work just fine, But is there a way I could publish VMWARE VDI Through Citrix Web Interface. I've XENAPP 6.5 and vSphere 5.1 and vmware stuff in place I'm ...
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Serving Applications from Linux server to Chromebooks/Browsers?

I'm looking for a way to serve desktop applications (RemoteApp style) to a Chromebook (or other web browser), but running on a Linux server. All of the systems I've come across thus far (XenApp, ...
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To VDI or not? Having a central desktop for a group of old computers

I'm planning to work on a contract with a nonprofit organization that supports low-income areas in the South-east Washington D.C. area with computers as a community service so that people can use the ...
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Migrate KVM .img to VirtualBox .vdi

I am trying to migrate a VM from KVM to Virtualbox (win7 64bit). I was able to convert the disk image using these commands: VBoxManage convertfromraw -format VDI XX.img XX.vdi qemu-img convert -f ...
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How to setup virtualization for our Servers / WorkStations? [closed]

I need to setup the virtual environment for our Servers and around 10 workstations. At present, we are connecting to the servers or workstations through Windows Remote Desktop Connection ( mstsc ) on ...
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Creating virtual desktop on windows server 2012

I've been trying to make this work for like 2 days and still no luck from google and searching... i have a windows 7 VM in hyperV ready and generalized to use as my collection template. when im ...
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Windows Server 2012 RD services: Cannot connect to a Virtual Desktop

Following a few tutorials I setup a server and installed 2012 RD services on it. I created a new pooled, managed desktop collection with only one VM which is connected to an internal vSwitch. From ...
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What solutions are available for having a client boot straight into a Windows VDI?

I don't have much experience with enterprise level Virtual Desktop management (yet). I'm looking for a Microsoft solution if one exists, but all valid answers would be appreciated. The scenario is ...
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Assign IP address to a VirtualBox Guest [closed]

I am creating a new Virtual machine on a server using an existing vdi image (Import from CLI). When the machine gets started, I want it to be accessed from the IP address of the Linux Host machine to ...
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ESXi: Can linked clones be on a different datastore than the parent?

If I have a Local datastore that is full, and a second NFS based datastore, can I create a linked clone of a VM on the local datastore, but have the data for the clone live on the NFS datastore? ESXi ...
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Access to network share folder works in VDI, but not on desktops

I have two separate environments running in our lab computing spaces. We are phasing over to VDI. There are some weird differences going on in each environment, and I believe that the problem is ...
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XenDesktop 7 minimize/restore issue

I'm evaluating Citrix Xen Desktop 7 and using VMWare vSphere as a hosting of virtual machines. All works perfectly except multy-monitors workstations. The problem is, that when user minimizes Citrix ...
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Trouble creating VDI's in xenserver

Xenserver running on an HP ML350 G5. Raid5 with 5x2tb drives plus hot spare. Local storage is there showing usable 7.5 tb. Under xencenter I went to local storage, storage, virtual disks. I ...
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Citrix VDI-In-a-Box Taking “Milestone Snapshots”

We're using Citrix VDI-in-a-Box, with XenServer on the back-end. I noticed in one of my deployed images, either XenServer for VDI in a box is creating snapshots automatically. The snapshots are listed ...
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VMware View Entitlements Cross-Domain

I know you need a two-way trust per VMware. However, this is not an option for us. Basically, domain A trusts domain B. Domain B doesn't trust domain A. View Server is installed on domain A. I can ...
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how to determine whether network switching equipment latency is OK for VDI delivery?

Is there a good (proper) way to test whether network switching in place is good enough for VDI delivery? I read a Cisco UCS whitepaper that stated that they observed 3.2 ms latency across their test ...
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App-V vs VDI vs Med-V

What is the difference between App-V, VDI, and MED-V? They're all virtualization technologies of one kind or another, but how are they different?
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Virtualization (Microsoft VDI) [closed]

I am having a strange requirement from my employer that I am not sure how to actually solve. We have an application that works in a client <-> server mode. The client logs in to a server, and ...
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Connecting to Server 2012 Client VDI from Linux based Thin Clients

Currently we have set up a test VDI environment that hosts several Windows 7 client computers. We are using the "Personal" desktop option and everything seems to be running fine except... The only ...
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How to distinguish between virtual disk image formats?

There is huge number of different formats for virtual storage files for desktop and server purposes (vmdk, qcow2, vdi, vdk, etc.). I'm writing a little script for manipulating them and would like the ...
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Personal Virtual Desktop Collection: User Assignment

Using Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services, I have a 'Personal Virtual Desktop Collection' with automatic user assignment enabled. According to Microsoft "Personal virtual desktops are ...
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Microsoft VDI 2012 - VDI Personal collection vs Session-based deployment

I have a small confusion about the differences between the 2 types of set ups: When deploying using Add Roles and Features the Wizard requests to choose from one of two Deployment Scenarios: ...
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DNS Configurations for Microsoft VDI on Hyper-V Server 2012

I'm trying to set up VDI using Hyper-V Server 2012. I have 2 physical machines, one Windows 8 client for remote management and another machine running a fresh copy of Hyper-V Server 2012. I'll be ...
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How does a winkydink Teradici offer high res, full FPS, 3D rendering on ESXi 5 VDIs for AutoCAD/SolidWorks/1080p YouTube applications? [closed]

How does such a small Teradici card ![enter image description here][1] offer high resolution, full FPS 3D graphics (1:38) ...
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Reducing VirtualBox VDI logical size

I was going to increase one of my VDI to 80 GB with the command: VBoxManage modifyhd MY_DISK.vdi --resize 819200 Yes, a wrong additional zero was gone there. Of course, as an idiot I hadn't a ...
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How to manage large number of desktop VMs?

I'm looking at the feasibility of providing remote access to multiple virtual machines. The VMs themselves will provide user desktops. To make best use of the available resources, I'd like the VMs to ...