Hardware required to setup VMWare Desktops?

Posted on 2009-12-27
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
If I want to setup VMWare desktops in my company can I use the existing PC's that are 4 - 5 years old as the terminals or do I have to buy new terminals?

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    Here you can check the system requirements .
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    What you mean vmware desktop? Do you mean view client?
    If yes, then should be no problem as the hardware requirements are pretty low, just need a reliable good connection to the server where all the desktops are hosted
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    Essentially, you need to setup a TFTP server hosting the image that your desktop clients can the PXE boot off to run the image. Works well, if you set it up. You can repurpose LiveCD (Linux based) to do this if you want to save money. I haven't achieved this yet ... but apparently it is not to difficult
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    As mentioned in earlier comments, yes you can definitely use existing terminals. But if you want to lower the power consumption(Green Initiative), then go and invest in some thin clients. A standalone machine can consume around 100 Watts or more (depends on the configuration and usage). While thinclients may use 15-30 Watts.

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