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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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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Flexible classroom environments (OS, Office)

I work in the IT department of a training center, we still offer XP and Office 2003 trainings but also offer Vista and Win7 and Office 2007. Currently, we use VMs on VMware Server but this is ...
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How do I boot a client to a VDI guest when using Microsoft Hyper-V on Windows 2008 R2 Server?

If I have the Hypervisor running on Windows 2008 R2, and I have a guest OS of Windows 7 as part of the VDI, how can I get the local PC to boot into that, if Windows 7 is not installed on the local PC? ...
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Replacing 40+ desktop PCs with Virtual Machines - advisable?

We currently have 40+ desktops which are solely used for remote desktop access to run things like Visual Studio, Clearcase, and other related development tools. These are commonly used by remote ...
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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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XenServer Corrupts Virtual Machines

After (we believe) a backup application passed large amounts of traffic across a low quality SAN that some of our VMs were running off of, all VMs became read only, after this we powercycled the host, ...
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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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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 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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Restrictions for remote Vmware View users

We have a Vmware View VDI infrastructure with several thousands of users that can log on from the internal network and from Internet thru a VMware View Security Server. We want to restrict ...
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How to fix location of VirtualBox VDI HDs?

I have a lot of VMs using differencing VDI HDs. After moving the VMs to a new directory the location of differencing VDI didn't change: UUID: a78ba2c4-6c3d-4a2a-be86-dc26cb0c7564 Parent ...
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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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xen vdi read-only change from true to false

I have the xen vm which have 2 virtual disk, i found that only one disk is attach to the vm. one is readonly=true ( which is no attached ) one is readonly=false ( which is attached ) but i was ...
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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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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 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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Citrix XenApp FOSS Alternative

I'm looking for some Free and OpenSource Alternative to Citrix XenApp. I need to serve some Apps to Linux boxes from a Windows host. I've came across Ulteo OVD but it lacks Native Clients and Seamless ...
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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 are the benefits of full VDI over Remote Desktop Services?

We're talking about piloting VDI here, but the more research I do, the more it seems like it would make more sense just to upgrade and expand our TS (RDS) environment. I feel like you can pull off ...
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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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How do you mount a .vdi image on Linux? [closed]

Is there any tool to mount a .vdi file (and/or examine its partitions) in Unix/Linux?
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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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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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Flu Season - Remote Office Users

I have been tasked with the need for our employees to work from home if they are even feeling remotely sick. I work for a small business and if a few people are out sick that will put a large dent ...
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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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Enabling Hardware-Assisted Virtualization on a Virtual Processor?

I am currently trying to create a test-deployment of the new Remote Desktop Services in Server 2012. I have been following these instructions from technet: ...
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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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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 ...
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Create Virtual Machine templates using Virtual PC

Is there a way to create a Virtual Machine Template from which I can then create virtual machines? What I would like to achieve is: Create a virtual machine using Virtual PC Install all programs ...
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open source VDI solution [closed]

looking to build a 10 node to eventually 50 node VDI solution. the only OS on the desktop will be ubuntu ( or some other linux ) looking for easy setup administration, and remote administration etc. ...
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Running Apache in VDI / Terminal Services

My employer is looking to upgrade their IT infrastructure and wants to possibly use VDI (virtual desktops) / terminal services. I'm their only PHP web developer, so always run Apache locally for ...
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Thin Client Environments - Where to Start

I'm new to the Thin Client / VDI concept but it seems like my environment might be a good candidate for converting. Currently we run Windows 7, so I would like to investigate a TS/VDI solution with ...