Solved

VMware View thin clients and Windows 7 embedded

Posted on 2012-03-15
2
1,775 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-23
Is there any one out there who has set up Windows 7 embedded on a thin client device to connect into VMware View 5.0 desktops over PCoIP?

What are the reasons for having Windows 7 embedded over using a free O/S for thin client devices?... considering the user would be connected to a Windows 7 view environment anyway.

We are currently looking at the Dell Optiplex FX170 with DeTOS or Windows 7 embedded. Are there other thin clients you could suggest for View?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:ams_group
2 Comments
 
LVL 118

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
ID: 37727330
The advantage of using a Windows 7 OS, is the VMware View Client designed for Windows is the BEST client available on test. VMware View was designed for a Windows platform. The other free opensource Linux client, developed by the community is poor in comparison with the Windows version.

We use Wyse, Dell, 10Zig, igel Windows 7 Embedded Clients, or standard Wyse P20 devices for use with View. If you are looking at free alternatives, please read below, the alternatives we've tested, as free devices.

Generally the VMware View experience is limited in clients available for

1. Window OS
2. Mac OS X

there is a VMware View client available Linux, but our clients we have worked with have had 50/50 Acceptance Tests to create a truley free client to use with View.

Linux client is here

http://code.google.com/p/vmware-view-open-client/

Clients that we've tried for our Clients

1. Opensource Thin Client
http://thinstation.org/

Disadvantages - Linux based, relies on Open Source VMware View Linux Client. Some clients did not pass performance and acceptance tests.

2. Linux Distro using VMware View Client for Linux
http://code.google.com/p/vmware-view-open-client/

Disadvantages - Linux based, relies on Open Source VMware View Linux Client. Some clients did not pass performance and acceptance tests.

3. 2X CCOS
http://www.2x.com/os/

Advantages - lightweight, USB flash drive installation, can be used with some Thin Client devices.
Disadvantages - Hardware Support - not all PCs supported.

4. 2X Thin Client
http://www.2x.com/thinclientserver/

Advantages - Free, lightweight, can be used with some Thin Client devices.
Disadvantages - Hardware Support - not all PCs supported.
0
 

Author Comment

by:ams_group
ID: 37736468
Thanks for your comments and the links. They are helpful
0

Featured Post

Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Exchange server is not supported in any cloud-hosted platform (other than Azure with Azure Premium Storage).
Last article we focus in how to VMware: How to create and use VMs TAGs – Part 1 so before follow this article and perform the next tasks, you should read the first article how to create the TAG before using them in Veeam Backup Jobs.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…
This video shows you how easy it is to boot from ISO images for virtual machines with the ISO images stored on a local datastore on the ESXi host.

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now