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VSphere 6, Remote PCs & VDI Tips

During the last two weeks, the most outstanding topics in our blog have been the following: VMware vSphere new version, the new functionalities of UDS Enterprise with OpenGnsys and tips to avoid er...
READ MORE 2015-02-16 https://www.udsenterprise.com UDS Enterprise TeamVSphere 6, Remote PCs & VDI Tips

Hyper-converged storage systems for VDI

Hyper-converged storage systems are emerging as an ideal option for a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), since they allow providers to manage all configuration options. The system can be preconf...
READ MORE 2015-02-13 https://www.udsenterprise.com UDS Enterprise TeamHyper-converged storage systems for VDI

How to avoid the 8 most common errors in VDI

A recent report from IDC says that a 300% ROI can be achieved with desktop virtualization. But in order to get such positive results, it is necessary to plan carefully all the steps to be followed....
READ MORE 2015-02-03 https://www.udsenterprise.com UDS Enterprise TeamHow to avoid the 8 most common errors in VDI

VDI advantages: support and updates

Apart from the best-known advantages brought by desktop virtualization, such as cost savings and the improvement in the management of IT resources, the deployment of virtual desktops also facilitat...
READ MORE 2015-01-28 https://www.udsenterprise.com UDS Enterprise TeamVDI advantages: support and updates

Should we move from Ext4 Linux file system to Btrfs and XFS?

Red Hat and SUSE gave up Ext file system last year and started using Btrfs and XFS. For this reason, many users are wondering whether they should follow the steps of the two main professional Linux...
READ MORE 2015-01-27 https://www.udsenterprise.com UDS Enterprise TeamShould we move from Ext4 Linux file system to Btrfs and XFS?

Tips to manage multiple hypervisors at the same time II

In one of our articles last week we talked about the importance of using multi-hypervisor management tools and that the team responsible for managing multiple hypervisors at the same time has a spe...
READ MORE 2015-01-21 https://www.udsenterprise.com UDS Enterprise TeamTips to manage multiple hypervisors at the same time II

Tips to manage multiple hypervisors at the same time I

Nowadays, virtualization administrators are increasingly facing the challenge of managing an environment with multiple hypervisors. Factors such as mergers, acquisitions and changes in budgets have...
READ MORE 2015-01-14 https://www.udsenterprise.com UDS Enterprise TeamTips to manage multiple hypervisors at the same time I

Give free electronics for Christmas

Have you already bought all your Christmas gifts? If you still need to buy some of them and you are evaluating the possibility of giving technology, we advise you to follow the recommendations of t...
READ MORE 2014-12-23 https://www.udsenterprise.com UDS Enterprise TeamGive free electronics for Christmas
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How to enable Hyper-V for Windows 8 & Windows 8.1 Pro

Are you a Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 Pro user? In this post we explain how to enable the Hyper-V hypervisor in this operating system to deploy virtual desktops or to perform a dynamic allocation of R...
READ MORE 2014-12-19 https://www.udsenterprise.com UDS Enterprise TeamHow to enable Hyper-V for Windows 8 & Windows 8.1 Pro

How to build a home-made NAS for vSphere

Today we bring over an interesting article written by Larry Smith in which he reports his experience building a home-made NAS for VMware's vSphere hypervisor. He had been using so far Nexenta 3.x b...
READ MORE 2014-12-17 https://www.udsenterprise.com UDS Enterprise TeamHow to build a home-made NAS for vSphere

Tips to make the most of Open Source software

Many companies and governments around the world already use Open Source software. This alternative to proprietary software has some obvious advantages from the economic point of view. But, you can ...
READ MORE 2014-12-03 https://www.udsenterprise.com UDS Enterprise TeamTips to make the most of Open Source software

Issues in the management of user profiles in VDI environments

The data, documents and application configurations of the user are saved in the user profile when the user is working with a Windows desktop. Different information is stored in the user profile, su...
READ MORE 2014-11-27 https://www.udsenterprise.com UDS Enterprise TeamIssues in the management of user profiles in VDI environments

Recovering virtual hard disk space in VMware server

Today we bring you an interesting article that explains how to clean up snapshot files to free disk space in VMware server. This tip may result very useful for those who are looking for a way to re...
READ MORE 2014-11-26 https://www.udsenterprise.com UDS Enterprise TeamRecovering virtual hard disk space in VMware server

How to analyze VDI storage needs

In some cases, when analyzing the storage needs for a VDI platform we look at saving disk space when using template-based or non-persistent desktops. Nevertheless, it is necessary to bear in mind t...
READ MORE 2014-11-25 https://www.udsenterprise.com UDS Enterprise TeamHow to analyze VDI storage needs

Managing and restoring KVM virtual classrooms

At the end of a class, each student has changed many aspects of virtual machines (VM). In order to prepare them for the next class, it is important to be able to return them to its original state a...
READ MORE 2014-11-12 https://www.udsenterprise.com UDS Enterprise TeamManaging and restoring KVM virtual classrooms

Creating an affordable high-performance virtual classroom

Online learning through virtual classrooms is becoming increasingly widespread. For companies that wish to join this trend, virtualization with KVM is a good option, because that enables you to del...
READ MORE 2014-11-11 https://www.udsenterprise.com UDS Enterprise TeamCreating an affordable high-performance virtual classroom

Save on resources when deploying a VDI platform

A very common mistake when you dimension the necessary platform to host your VDI environment is to base the sizing calculations according to the current resources. When you purchase hardware PC,...
READ MORE 2014-11-07 https://www.udsenterprise.com UDS Enterprise TeamSave on resources when deploying a VDI platform

VDI as disaster recovery strategy

Most organizations are provided with a disaster recovery plan that includes the steps to follow in case of natural disaster or a prolonged power outage that prevents them from accessing the jobs lo...
READ MORE 2014-11-05 https://www.udsenterprise.com UDS Enterprise TeamVDI as disaster recovery strategy

VDI in Educational Environments, SIMO Education & Persistent vs Non-persistent desktops

The use of technology in general and more specifically of desktop virtualization in educational environment is one of the most interesting topics for the UDS Enterprise online community. In fact, t...
READ MORE 2014-10-31 https://www.udsenterprise.com UDS Enterprise TeamVDI in Educational Environments, SIMO Education & Persistent vs Non-persistent desktops

Persistent vs Non-persistent virtual desktops (Second Part)

A few days ago, we analyzed in a post the advantages and disadvantages of persistent virtual desktops. To complete that information and gather all the data to decide which type of virtual desktops ...
READ MORE 2014-10-30 https://www.udsenterprise.com UDS Enterprise TeamPersistent vs Non-persistent virtual desktops (Second Part)

Persistent vs Non-persistent virtual desktops (First Part)

One of the important issues that must be evaluated before deploying a VDI project is whether the virtual desktops are going to be persistent or non-persistent. The UDS Enterprise team has analyzed ...
READ MORE 2014-10-27 https://www.udsenterprise.com UDS Enterprise TeamPersistent vs Non-persistent virtual desktops (First Part)