Today’s era of Virtualization, where highly dynamic and virtualized applications are running simultaneously, requires an extensive ecosystem of resources to work together in congruence.
Performing systems management that overlooks all your hardware, end devices and everything else in the VDI domain can be a fairly complex task with significant implications in terms of time and cost.
With so much to regulate in real-time, enterprises can definitely make use of a solution that simplifies the task by consolidating everything in one console diminishing the bottlenecks related to disparateness.
VDIworks Virtual Desktop Platform (VDP) makes systems management simple by allowing administrators greater visibility & control over all the areas, as well as automate tasks that can prove difficult if managed separately.
In a virtualization deployment, different tools are used for various purposes. Take a hypothetical example where an organization is using VMware’s vSphere as the hypervisor, Horizon View for connection brokering, vCenter as the hypervisor manager, and various other tools for managing backend hardware servers along with an assortment of end-devices or thin clients.
VDP makes life easy for administrators by allowing everything to be monitored from a single pane of glass, providing holistic insight across the enterprise and significantly streamlining the troubleshooting process. Think about the ardor & complexity involved if everything has to be monitored separately.
VDP offers various features that allow administrators greater control over creating user profiles while enhancing the end-user experience. These features allow personalization, profiling, and application deployment that fits hand-in-glove to organizational requirements.
VDP’s auto-connect feature allows users to connect to a VM automatically on startup without Windows-level authentication. Take a user-case example of a testing center with 100 devices and 100 VMs. Administrators can create pre-configured profiles on the devices that will automatically connect to a virtual machine upon startup, without the need for Windows-level authentication. The virtual machine will then connect to the testing app where users can enter their unique authentication details and begin taking the exams.
Alternatively, administrators can also implement Windows-level authentication through directory services. The user logs in after an available VM is connected to after the connection brokering process.
GUI / User’s View
VDP’s system management capabilities include greater control over GUI, as required by the end user. They can either choose to go full screen for instance or even simultaneously run their VM & their desktop side-by-side. The administrator has full control on how they want to control the end user experience.
360 Degree Insight & Virtualization Systems Management with VDP
VDP performs active polling and health monitoring of the entire ecosystem of servers, VMs and end-devices to ensure connectivity throughout. If anything is found to be disconnected or down, a warning is immediately issued about the loss of connectivity. The administrator is also able to generate email alerts if connectivity does not resume after a preconfigured amount of time.
VDP allows task automation through scripting. If you wanted to install Skype on an entire group of VMs or even a single one, you have the option of using scripting to automate the task instead of doing it manually.
What’s more important is that it can be done right from within the VDI environment instead of utilizing disparate tools to accomplish the job.
Having a bird’s eye view of all your assets has never been easier and more systematic. VDP allows you to keep tabs on which software are installed on your devices, how many devices are running and with what specs as well as the number of physical desktops etc. Additionally, you can compile reports on all your assets.
VDP allows you to define rules that ensure optimal performance throughout the enterprise. For example, you can define rules that if the CPU or RAM are crossing certain levels that are deemed unhealthy by you, the process will kill itself and reset the VM back to a default state.
In a landscape that poses complex virtualization challenges, VDP proves to be a simple, effective and compelling pathway to organizational efficiency.
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