Xen Desktop Virtualization - Thin Install?
Posted on 2008-10-24
I have been looking at the Xen technologies provided by Citrix and would like to know more about virtualizing desktops. Any assistance or direction for setting that up would be great.
To my main question... Right now as far as I know you install the Xen client on a computer with a full operating system. Is there any thin version of this client that can be installed on a PC with no operating system? For instance a version that could be loaded onto a clean hard disk? Or perhaps even a USB flash drive?
One of the advantages I see to virtualization is recovery, but if we still have to reload an operating system prior to installing the client, that slows down the recovery process. I know we could ghost our drives or whatever, but if there is some ultra lightweight install I would love to know about it.