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					Redefining the
  Desktop
       Stu Baker
  AUL for Library Technology
  stubaker@northwestern.edu
                Overview

•   Current environment
•   Advantages and Challenges
•   Desktop Virtualization technologies
•   Use Case Scenarios
•   NUL Virtual Desktop Strategy
Look
familiar?
Current In-House Environment

•   800 workstations
•   Windows and Macintosh
•   Desktops, Laptops, Netbooks
•   40 servers in-house
•   7 TB of SAN storage
 Time is Money, Money is Time

• Manage apps and OS on every device
• Changes, additions are time consuming
• Dealing with security and data recovery
  is more complex
• Hardware replacement cycles
  expensive
Will these
help ?
Advantages of Virtual Desktops

•   Flexibility for Users and IT staff
•   Any device anywhere and anytime
•   Multiple desktops from a single device
•   Data recovery, business continuity
•   Security
•   Space
•   Green
               The Challenges

• Not a one-size-fits all solution
    – It may not work for some users
    – IT staff need to match the users with the right
      technical solution
•   Performance
•   Peripherals
•   Scalability
•   Cost
           Common setups

• Client Hypervisors
• Terminal Services
• Application Virtualization
Desktop Virtualization
   Technologies
        Desktop Virtualization
           Technologies
•   Hosted shared desktops
•   Hosted VM Desktops (VDI)
•   Hosted Blade PC desktops
•   Physical Desktop on demand apps
•   Local Streamed desktops
•   Local VM-based desktops (offline)
            Types of Users

•   Patrons and Guests
•   Staff workers
•   Remote workers
•   Mobile workers
         Use Case Scenarios

•   Virtual Computer Lab
•   Information Commons
•   Single use workstations
•   Specialized Faculty use
•   Specialized Staff use
       The Server (Dell R710)
• 2 Intel Xeon X5680 chips - 3.33GHz
• 6 CPU cores per chip (12 total) w/ Hyper
  threading a total of 24 logical processors
• 48 GB of RAM.
• 345 GB of storage on Equallogic SAN
• VMware View 4.0.1 andVMware vSphere 4
  Update 1
             Thick client
         (Acer Aspire R3610)
• Windows 7 Professional
• 2 CPU's allocated to each VM
• 2 GB of RAM allocated to each VM
• 30 GB of hard drive space per VM allocated
  dynamically
• VM only stores the delta's from the base image
  which is a few GB per VM
         NU Library Strategy

•   Starting small with Info. Commons
•   Expand to single use workstations
•   Staff Admin Rights
•   Mac users
•   Disaster recovery/business continuity
•   Single-pane of glass management tools
Recommendations • Take-Aways

• Define service models & gather
  requirements
• Assume you will have a mixed
  environment
• Align use cases/requirements to the
  appropriate technology
• The User/Patron experience is the
  most important driver of success

				
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