5 Things to Help Avoid A Desktop Virtualization Virtual Disaster
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is an up and coming technology that has brought excitement and anticipation to the IT industry and businesses across the world. Located in one central datacenter, Virtual machines (VMs) allow users to work on thin clients, which are inexpensive to purchase and require minimal upgrades, cutting substantial hardware and repair expenses. If a VM is corrupted or destroyed, a new copy can easily be replicated, providing users with a fresh machine each time they logon and minimizing time wasted by sys admins.
When transitioning from the physical to virtual machine, don’t forget to update your monitoring capabilities. The ability to keep a careful watch on your desktop farm from a central console, maintain a record of essential statistics, and report as necessary on any given action, makes the difference between a tightly run and safely secured computing environment and a business whose server farm is riddled with system vulnerabilities and consequent expenses.
It’s time to arm yourself. Downtime caused by system vulnerabilities has grown from five percent in 2004 to fifteen percent in 2008. Overcoming such percentages must be one of your priorities when changing to a VDI environment.
This is an area that needs serious attention when switching from the physical to virtual machine. Administrators will need to install multiple print drivers on each VM if users have local printers. Every new model printer will require a new driver on each virtual machine, which ends up being very time consuming and tedious work. ScrewDrivers offers the ideal solution. Equipped with a Universal Print Driver (UPD), you can print local or remote requests with ease. No more dizzying print driver installations.
You want to ensure that your VM is running as efficiently as it can. By not doing so you risk losing money by expending unnecessary funds on energy and lessened work production.
Implementing and saving your end users’ settings is paramount because without their necessary customizations, they will not be able to do their job as efficiently. If they can’t easily access their work tools yet have the freedom to run wild on your system, users may end up surfing the Internet or playing Tetris rather than doing work. However, you don’t want to pare down their settings too much or the same thing will end up happening anyway.