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smendez
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How to make a VDI model demonstration ?

I have to make a VDI model demonstration with differents technologies. I can change my choose if I found a better solution but my choose is the same for this moment :

\- ESX 3.01

\- VM center 2.0

\- Wyse S10 with thin OS edition VDI

\- Leo Stream Broker

I don't know the global cost of an VDI solution. I just know I have to use an CPU VT-capable to install VMs 64 bits and I don't know which PowerEdge I have to use for this moment.

Can you advise to me if it's necessary to use a SAN (or not) for a VDI model demonstration ?

Edit : can you move this topic in VDI section please ?

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ccostan
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- ESX 3.01

- VM center 2.0

- Wyse S10 with thin OS edition VDI

- Leo Stream Broker

Can you advise to me if it's necessary to use a SAN

(or not) for a VDI model demonstration ?

A SAN is not neccessary for a VDI implimentation. Direct attached storage will work fine. In fact, I think a nice VDI demo would also include broker connections to physical desktops as well.

CARLO.

Carlo Costanzo | http://www.VMwareInfo.com | @ccostan
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smendez
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Thx Carlo for your answer.

Finaly I use a SAN (Netapp FAS 250), it's easy to create disks agregate and LUNs to lodge my virtual machines.

I could create 2 templates (win2k3R2sp2 and winXPsp2), on a physical computer I installed Virtual Center 2.0, I also deposited the sysprep tools to be able to generate others VMs using my 2 templetes : it goes well !

Now I don't know if I have to install a other Virtual Center 2.0 (virtualised or not ?) who would be controlled by the Leo Stream Broker so that it directs the VMs duplication.

Thx for your answers

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admin
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Moved to VDI forum per original request.

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smendez
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Thx John, in this section I hope to have more answers ..

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mreferre
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Have a look at this:

http://it20.info/files/3/documentation/entry20.aspx

http://www.it20.info/misc/brokers.htm

Not steps by steps guides but should give you an overview of what you can and cannot do (high level).

One VC is enough ... you need to configure the Leostream broker to connect to it (it won't allow you to deploy new vm's from there at the moment .... you have to deploy templates from within VC).

The Leostream manual is pretty accurate on what to do.

Massimo.

Massimo Re Ferre' VMware vCloud Architect twitter.com/mreferre www.it20.info
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smendez
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THX Massimo ! I'm going to read all

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tusharhonrao
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Hi,

I have one query regarding VDI.

1) Whether VDI means I can make image of any physical machine like ESX ( Having few VMs with OS installation and configurationof software inside the VM) and deploy that image on separate machine.

2) If not, is there any provision to do the same.

Thanks in advance,

Tushar

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TomHowarth
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VDI is virtualisation for Desktops, it seems to me you are more interested in VM player or ACE

Tom Howarth VCP / VCAP / vExpert
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Blog: http://www.planetvm.net
Contributing author on VMware vSphere and Virtual Infrastructure Security: Securing ESX and the Virtual Environment
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