[PVE-User] VDI on Proxmox anyone?

Angel Docampo adocampo at dltec.net
Mon Oct 5 15:20:21 CEST 2015


Oh, I forgot to say we mainly use Linux as desktops, so no need to 
golden image as linux is multi-user, so I need only to upgrade one VM. 
We have some windows server with terminal services and with some 
windows-only software on them, but as said, VDI infrastructure relys on 
linux desktops ;)

Anyway, you can have windows VM and access through a thinclient booting 
x2go (or other lightweight linux distro bootable via PXE) and access 
your windows VDI throught rdesktop instead of x2go client, I've just 
tried the same youtube video both in windows and in linux and while in 
linux trought x2go protocol the video seems smoother while not in full 
screen, seems that rdesktop protocol in windows handles full screen 
videos a bit better... anyway, in a enterprise environment, where 
watching videos is sporadical and they can be seen perfectly in a 
windowed size, all virtual environments, from KVM to commercial, offers 
a pretty but limited performance.

As you can see, my approach is different from yours: instead to have one 
VM for each users (even each VM is a linked clone from a template) I 
have one VM for many users, one linux and one windows. In linux is free 
and in windows I must use TS licenses (well, if you're legal, you should 
use them also in windows clones).

The benefeits in having several users on the same VM is shared memory, 
resources from the VM are shared amongst the users, but in echange 
having a machine-user ratio of 1:1 you can isolate the processes, in 
both approaches, you only must maintain only one VM.

On 05/10/15 14:02, Hermann Himmelbauer wrote:
> Am 05.10.2015 um 09:44 schrieb Angel Docampo:
>> Hi there!
>>
>> I have set up proxmox as VDI infrastructure for a while and it works
>> great. While the experience is quite good on enterprise environments, is
>> true that online videos are too expensive in network terms.
>>
>> What I'm using to connect to the VDIs is x2go TCE
>> (http://wiki.x2go.org/doku.php/wiki:advanced:tce:install), is based on
>> nx and it's jpeg compression or whatever it uses reduces it's bandwidth
>> to a level you can connect even through a DSL connection from home.
>> Highly recommended to test it out. Online videos, far from perfect, are
>> pretty less laggy than on spice.
> Very interesting, thanks! I'd like to know how you set up the VDI -
> simply as a single-instance installation? Or do you have some kind of
> setup with a cloned golden image or the like?
>
> Btw.: Why not use the simple Remote Desktop, which is already integrated
> in Windows? Is the latest RDP protocol not already highly optimized,
> especially for video and the like?
>
> Best Regards,
> Hermann
>
>

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*Angel Docampo
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*Datalab Tecnologia, s.a.*
Castillejos, 352 - 08025 Barcelona
Tel. 93 476 69 14 - Ext: 114
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