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Desktop Virtualization U M September 28 2011 Ryan Henyard ITS Desktop Infrastructure Overview Introduction to Desktop Virtualization MyDesktop Service How We Got There Use Cases Takeaways Future Plans Our Mission Provide a campus service to Access applications and or customized desktops remotely Increased security Manage desktops more efficiently Potentially save on energy equipment and physical space Develop distributed administration model which allows admins to manage their own desktop images and settings A number of intersecting efforts Server Virtualization VaaS Virtual Sites VDI Enterprise Storage Shared Desktop Image and other incentives Reducing redundancy Momentum on campus towards VDI various units already considering piloting VDI technologies Centrally provided service would save University money units could benefit from more buying power for new infrastructure Saving effort by providing shared infrastructure Create new VDI network We provision a Network for each new customer some customers have more than one network to meet different security needs Add VDI Base Image Customers have options for their base images Create new blank VM for existing provisioning systems Copy of U M Shared Desktop image Import existing image file Customer chooses specs for machines of processors RAM HDD Create Pool of VMs based on image Customers can create multiple pools from one base image Customers are billed based on pool size per machine cost determined via formula partially based on specs VDI Pools Non Persistent Pools floating pools of machines Users are connected to a random clone which can be reverted back to your last snapshot after logout Persistent Pools Dedicated 1 to 1 user assignment Machines are permanently assigned to a user after the first connection can be paired with separate disk for user data How Did We Get There Project Summary Service officially in production after 10 months of project pilot 9 09 6 10 Short exploratory phase to select a vendor Relied on



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