“With nonpersistent virtual desktops, a single disk image is shared among many users. As each user logs in, he gets a clone of the master desktop and then that clone is customized on demand with app virtualization or with user environment virtualization.” — Brian Madden
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is user environment virtualization, the abstraction of personalized computer settings from an end user’s operating system and applications. User environment virtualization software allows desktop and application virtualization users to keep personalized settings — such as desktop wallpaper and browser bookmarks — even though the operating system and software applications come from a standardized template or golden image shared by everyone. These persistent settings can follow users from session to session and from one physical machine to another in a nonpersistent virtual desktop infrastructure. Continued…
What does the Infinite Monkey Theorem propose?
a. given infinite time, random input should produce all possible output.
b. the universe is partitioned to accommodate every possible outcome of an event.
Taking advantage of nonpersistent VDI for one-off applications
There are still uses for nonpersistent virtual desktops, especially when you are supporting specialized applications for a small number of employees.
How to handle peripherals support on virtual desktops
Learn how peripherals support is handled by the major VDI vendors.
Persistent VDI vs. non-persistent VDI and their effect on storage resources
Learn the difference between persistent VDI and non-persistent VDI and how they affect storage in terms of capacity and backup requirements.