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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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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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Handling XenServer snapshotting and cloning with ZFS SAN

I'm planning on setting up a XenServer machine that uses a NexentaOS/ZFS-based SAN for storage of the Virtual Disk Images (VDIs) through iSCSI. I know I could just setup a big Storage Repository (SR) ...
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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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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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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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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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Options for centralising Windows installations?

My situation is as follows: I'm in a company with 12~15 employees. All of them are currently using a separate pc with a Windows XP installation. Managing these systems is very time consuming and ...
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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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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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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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Connect approx 30 users to a remote office

Info: My company has a base office in Little Rock and we are setting up a remote office in Virginia with approximately 30 users. We do A LOT of SQL and Oracle data manipulation (heavy processing). ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Desktop virtualisation solution for small company

as we are thinking about virtualisation our desktop infrastructure, I would like to ask for hints for these requirements: up to 6 desktops windows different desktops and new 3 thin clients are ...
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VDI Solution(s)

I am currently in the planning stages of rolling out a VDI (Virtual Desktop) solution where i work as such i am looking for feed back on the different ways this can be done. I have seen VDI ...
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Ulteo OVD thin client cd, thumb drive (or similar) creation?

I am looking at the Ulteo OVD VDI solution, and hoping someone can point me to information on how to set up a bootable cd, thumb drive, or even a bootable hard drive thin client install for this ...
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How can i convert a VirtualBox's .vdi files to VMWare vmdk/ovf formt

Vsphere takes ovf file to create a Virtual Machine, but it also needs the vmdk which is the actual disk. Would VMWare Converter be able to do this conversion? i have the .vdi files on Mac OSX. Maybe 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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Deploying a Linux RDS VDI on hyper-v. Is it possible?

I am currently running CentOS 6.3 with Linux integration services 3.4 on a Hyper-V VM inside Windows Server 2012. I am trying to deploy this desktop as a VDI Collection in Remote Desktop Services, ...
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How do I configure VMware View location-based printing to use Active Directory Groups?

I am attempting to configure VMware View 4.5's Location-Based Printing, which leverages an included OEM version of ThinPrint, to assign printers to active directory groups. The location-based ...
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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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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 ...
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Is it possible to run SQL Server Developer Edition on Xen VDI?

We're at the end of a VDI deployment and have a new requirement to install SQL Server Developer Edition (2008) on the virtual desktop clients. The DBA's were invited late to the party and ...
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Why does VirtualBox suggest a VDI default of 8GB?

When creating a new dynamic VDI why is the suggested default 8GB? This is the maximum and not the actual correct? So why should not be very large so that you don't run into the limit?
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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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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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Mapping VDIs directly to software iSCSI LUNs in XenServer

I read in the XenServer Administrator's Guide in section 4.1.6.2 that you can map raw LUNs to VDIs if you're using a NetApp or EqualLogic SAN. Is it possible to do the same with Software iSCSI SANs ...
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Is Wifi fast enough for VDI VMware View or Citrix Xen

Looking to deploy View or Xen in my house, have a number of older laptops that aren't very quick running Windows 7. Figured I'd run them as VDI clients as I've got the server capacity. They'd be ...
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Install printer drives on multiple VDI's

I need to install one printer driver on multiple VDI's so that the local printer will be redirected (if I don't install the printer drivers, it does not redirect properly). On one of the VDI's I have ...
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Windows Server 2008: Terminal Services / VDI

I have a Dell R710 with 72GB of memory running Hyper-V. Within Hyper-V I have a Windows 2008 (32-bit) VM running Terminal Services. How do I allocate memory so that any user who connects to this ...
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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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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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VDI size limited to 2TB in Citrix XenServer 6.2

I would like to know if it's possible to create a VDI greater than 2TB with Citrix XenServer using LVM over iSCSI. This limitation is not viable in a virtualized repository server. There's any ...
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moving into the Microsoft VDI world - questions about hardware architecture [duplicate]

I am retiring an old Win 2003 TS Server that about 8 people have been RDP'ing into for years now. My question is about hardware (and I hope this is the correct forum group). I'll be using Windows ...
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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 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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Virtual Desktop Provisioning - Vmware View 5.2 Maintenance Questions

Currently running an environment of about 400 VMware View 5.2 virtual Desktops. The environment runs pretty efficiently but we sometimes run into problems with certain pools from time to time. Just ...
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Limit display/session resolution for machines @ VDI environment on RDS 2012

I have couple of windows 7 entprise virtual machines in collection as part of VDI environment - so users connecting to them through RDS 2012 web site. Is there any way to fix resolution of remote ...
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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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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 ...