I’ve recently added a new PC to my home lab - the Intel NUC6i5SYB, to replace a Lenovo laptop that I’ve been using to host VMs on Hyper-V. In this article, I’ll cover an overview of the NUC, how I’ve configured this device and some details on performance.
Now that we’ve covered the main questions in the survey - which hypervisors are in use, the VDI solutions are run on those hypervisors, how gold images are built, the automation solutions used to build images and the solutions used to deliver images to SBC and VDI environments, we’ll take a short look at how often gold images are updated.
In the previous article, we covered which automation solutions are in use to create (and manage) master images. In this article we’ll cover what tools or technologies are used to deliver an image to an end-point (that being a virtual machine or a physical device).
Thamim Karim has worked across the globe assisting customers with their user experience and application deployment strategies offering both consultancy and training services. He also has made many speaker appearances at conferences including TechEd, App-V User Groups and Microsoft Ignite.
Previously we’ve looked at which hypervisors are in use and the virtual desktop solutions deployed on those hypervisors, so now we’ll take a look at how organisations are building their master images.
Digging further into the details of the data we’ve gathered from our OS Automation survey, let’s take a look at the virtual desktop platforms in use by those who responded. I’ll largely present this as is and leave any further analysis for later articles.
Some older applications (and perhaps even some newer applications) will prompt for elevation on Windows via User Account Control (UAC) - this might be a valid request for elevation, but in the case of many older applications it’s because they expect to run with administrative rights.
We had an amazing response to our OS automation deployment survey with well over 700 respondents. In this series of articles to be posted here and on xenappblog.com, we’ll cover and analyse the results.