Tag Archive: VDI

Apr 04 2015

Three Free VDI options for KVM hypervisor

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Most customers with VDI deployments are running Horizon View, Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp; or other smaller market players such as Dell vWorkspace and Ericom. Few early adopters are also exploring Microsoft VDI with Hyper-V and SCVMM; which has proven to be a stable platform scaling to approximately 1500 virtual desktops. However, I see an increasing …

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Mar 08 2015

How to Recover Linked Clone Desktops in a DR Site

Disaster Recovery for Horizon View has always been a hot topic. To this date VMware still doesn’t provide an official methodology to protect virtual desktops. Equally, VMware Site Recovery Manager does not support Linked Clone desktops created by Horizon View Composer. Conversely, Full Clone desktops can be protected using native storage replication or vSphere host-based …

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Mar 02 2015

Linked Clones with Shadow Cloning VS. Full Clones w/ Native VAAI Cloning?

A recent discussion with one of the engineers prompted me to write this article. It’s no secret that one of the most important Nutanix features for VDI deployments is Shadow Clones. Shadow Clones drastically improves VDI performance and end-user experience. I discussed Shadow Clones in the past. However, before explaining how Shadow Clones work let’s recap how …

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