Posts Tagged ‘VMware’

VDI with VMware View (PCoIP) on v3 Systems

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) boost when run on high speed local storage. v3 appliances accelerate each virtual desktop without the need off Hugh shared storage investments. Only the userdisk (with profiles) and Parent Desktop Image are located at shared storage. Because off fast access on SSD storage, applications start much faster. I say now each user has an MACbook Air in the cloud to use! With the PCoIP protocol from teradici, used in VMware View5, the virtual desktop is fast accessible on every device.

I’ve seen legacy applications that start in 7 seconds. Users are enthusiastic and cannot wait till the VDI environment is in production. Giving a user his own virtual desktop (persistent) creates lot off benefits. Now all settings are stored for this user on a userdisk on shared storage. Profile redirection has sense, but there is no need to logon for the user. His or her desktop is always available.

I’ve seen logon times on government desktops 20 minutes and users go for a coffee. This is not a virtual desktop problem, but how the IT is designed! So if the virtual desktop is easier to manage, maybe there is some time left to redesign the IT.
TCO is not only the hardware, but also hidden in specialists like Citrix consulting contractors. What does a Desktop really cost? Desktops run on v3 systems are fast, stackable, and based on enterprise technology from Fushion and VMware. The nicest thing is that you have only one point of sale: v3 systems.

DaaS (Desktop as a Service) is now available in the (private) Cloud. No more physical hardware to manage on the floor. Just a Thinclient with PCoIP or ViewClient (even as a ThinApp application) to connect to your own fast desktop. Everywhere, always on. Hardware (Appliance) is controlled by v3 manager virtual appliance.

Why PCoIP?

VMware View & Samsung NC240 Dual Screen

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

VMware View PCoIP with two monitors by Willem van Engeland and Ton Hermes

Samsung NC240

VDI connection over internet fails

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Why cannot connect a virtual desktop over the internet?

Check settings in administration module off View manager. Go to VDI server and fill in the Outside URL with port number. Do not check direct access to desktop. This is your problem, because there will be not a tunnel over the VDI server.
With PCoIP you must select direct and connect with a VPN to the system.

Online Training – Configure Private VLAN IDs

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

If you are  interested in how to configure the Cisco Switch in order to use Private VLAN IDs. Eric Sloof has created a nice demo.

This session will show you how to configure dvPortGroup Settings and Private VLANs on a Distributed Virtual Switch and on a Physical Cisco Switch.

•This presentation will lead you trough configuring VLAN IDs at both the vSphere environment and on the physical Cisco switch.

•You’ll get a good understanding of trunking on a Cisco switch and dvPortGroup Settings.

•At the end you’re able to configure a Cisco switch using Cisco’s Network Assistant and understand the different dvPortGroup Settings.

The online training will take around 40 minutes, you can view it here:

Online Training – by Eric Sloof

Thanks to Eric Sloof