What's the best Desktop Virtualization model?
Posted on 2014-01-17
My customer has 20 old laptop machines (P4 vintage, 512-MB to 1-GB of RAM), all running Windows XP which is about to lose MS support. He has purchased 2 new IBM servers, 32 GB of RAM, 8-core processor, lots of Hard disk space.
Can you please help me design a desktop virtualization solution ...
I assume Windows Server 2012 on the servers, setting the two servers up for redundancy.
I'm guessing Linux on all the laptops. Which version of Linux makes the most sense for a small business - Ubuntu?
Is there a case to be made for leaving Windows XP on the laptops but set them up so that they immediately run the remote desktop software to connect to the server? Would this address the issue of security on these old XP machines?
Obviously, I'm new at this. Maybe somebody can point me to a tutorial. Thanks.