2 Agenda Gold Image What is It? Minimizing quantity of gold images Considerations for gold image ThinApp What is a good ThinApp candidate What not a good ThinApp candidate Location Based Printing Persona Management PCoIP Tuning PCoIP Tunable Parameters PCoIP Tuning Guidelines
3 Gold Image What is a gold image? A gold image is what all of your pooled desktops is based off. How do you minimize the number of gold images you need? Application virtualization using a product such as ThinApp can minimize the number of gold images needed by removing applications from the image layer and moving them to the presentation layer.
4 Gold Image Considerations for gold image Drivers Make sure all the different printers you will need have drivers installed in the gold image Make sure 3 rd party devices you want to use are part of your gold image, such as web cameras or USB CD drives USB Drives Do you want to allow users the ability to plug in and copy files from the network to USB drives? Disable Copy/Paste You can turn on and off the ability to copy and paste from a PCoIP session to regular desktop sessions if needed.
5 ThinApp What is a good ThinApp candidate? VMwares answer is everything! Adobe Reader Web Browsers Visio MS Project
6 ThinApp What is not good to ThinApp? Office 2010 Java Adobe Flash Adobe Air Microsoft.NET
7 VMware View – Built to Deliver Desktops as a Managed Service Platform VMware vSphere for desktops Platform VMware vSphere for desktops User Experience PCoIP Print Multi-monitor display Multimedia USB redirection User Experience PCoIP Print Multi-monitor display Multimedia USB redirection Management VMware View Manager Vmware View Composer VMware ThinApp Management VMware View Manager Vmware View Composer VMware ThinApp
14 Location Based Printing Details Automatically connect View desktop to closest printer Simplify printing for end users Satisfy compliance requirements (healthcare, financial services) Simple GUI interface for Administrators to link devices to printers Use Cases Medical staff moving from room to room in a hospital Bank personnel moving around a branch office Floor 1Floor 2Floor 3 Flexible access to printing
15 Persona Management How to handle the Users Persona (Windows Profile) is another critical design decision. Leaving the Users Windows Profile within the Virtual Desktop either limits the infrastructure to dedicated Desktops; or results in Users leaving pieces of their profile across every Desktop they use. Leaving Windows Profiles within the Virtual Desktop without redirecting them to Persistent Disks results in OS disk bloat. If using Linked Clones, Windows Profiles that are not redirected to Persistent Disks or to the Network are lost on Desktop Refresh, Recomposition and Rebalance.