Desktop Virtualisation

Posted on 2011-10-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-12

I currently have a large vSphere System where i VM a load of servers.

I now need to also provide about 30 (max) Windows XP desktops for people to develop and test on (they need to do it remotely).

Its not a big requirement so I was thinking of providing the 30 desktops as virtual hosts, I also have XenApp so I was thinking I could publish either RDP or use vmplayer on XenApp to access the virtualised desktops.

Whats the easiest and cheapest solution here. I don't want to get into XenDesktop or VDI or something, it seems complete overkill to me.

Question by:58872
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    Accepted Solution

    VMware Player is not supported, and you may have issues with Nested Hypervisors. e.g. a hypervisor operating with a hypervisor.

    RDP would be the cheapest solution, if you do not want to rollout VDI.
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    Assisted Solution

    Easiest and cheapest is as you suggest.  Just create the VM's and use RDP to have users connect to them.

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks...sorry for delay

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