How does VDI handle IP addresses for each virtual desktop?

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I'm setting up a test environment in VMware View, with Windows Vista and Windows SP. We use DHCP but each IP in the DHCP scope is reserved. Does the virtual desktop point back to the parent VM? How does VDI handle the IP address for each virtual desktop? Am I going to have to go straight to non-reserved DHCP addresses to handle this issue?

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You’ll want to go to normal unreserved DHCP. Each VDI VM needs its own IP.

Even more: Each VM needs its own IP address and each access point needs one too.
If you use 10 VMs on a single host, then you need 21 IP addresses when each VM is in use:
1 IP address for the host
1 IP address per VM = 10 IP addresses
1 IP address per end point = 10 address

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  • saturno
    H, Don't know if I got your question! The virtual desktop need to be assigned an IP address manually or via DHCP. If none of this happens, there will be no communication with the rest of the network. HTH
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