Too bad it is KVM only right now. Not that KVM is bad, it's just early. The have LXC coming "soon" and that will be really awesome. I want VDI on LXC so that we can do it faster and on top of Scale HC3.
I'm new to VDIs so not entirely sure if I'm asking the right questions. The server is hosted externally by our MSP and they're trying to determine what the cause is.
That it is external alone is almost certainly the problem. VDI can work remotely, but is often relatively painful. Also, be aware, while there is some extreme edge cases where you can do hosted VDI, this has traditionally not been allowed and unless your MSP has figured out some extremely new and rare licensing with Microsoft, those VDIs aren't legal.
I'd certainly love one of these for a home lab. That's for sure!
I can see the whole ROBO deployment scenario. Even in single/several use situations, like you mentioned... such as for specific critical high-performing services that won't outgrow it. Anywhere else, I'd feel stuck with it... what happens if you start to outgrow the resources? How scalable is it? That's what would determine it's worth for usage in place of regular 2u deployment servers.
Maybe I'm just not a blade type person.
It's really meant for contained scenarios where you know how big you will grow. For a normal SMB, the issue is growing into it, rather than outgrowing it.
That's that. You can use extremely limited (2) VMs for testing or development, nothing more. You VPS, no cloud computing. No multi-tenant. So that is why Apple has no VPS presence, it's not allowed. You can get PS, but not VPS.
Yep, implemented the same, for a majority of our clients... it's quick n easy to deploy, and manage .. This, along with Thin-clients, has been a winning combo for us .. . works like a charm every time ..
Going a bit off-topic - Earlier, this year , we were contacted by a vendor, pushing these really really dirt cheap China-made thin-clients (They go by the name Thnder-X) ... So, for $18 a pop (only if you buy a minimum of 50 Units), it offers : -
Arm Cortex 1.8ghz CPU
512MB on-board Flash
100/1000 Network Port
3 USB ports (2xUSB 2.0, 1x USB 3)
1 HDMI Port + 1 VGA Port support upto 1920x1080 / 32 bit colour depth / Dual Display
7.5W Power consumption
We were rather skeptical at first, so the vendor gave us a unit to demo ... We're using it on a daily basis for around a month.. Worked well for most basic office tasks (Documents, Spreadsheets, Emails, Browsing, Accounting etc) ... Videos didn't do too well, but still, not as bad as we were expecting ..
The only catch is that it comes with a 6 month replacement warranty...
We bought around 10 units, and gifted 4 to a client ... at $18/unit, I don't mind gifting these to 20 MangoLassi users ... you pay for your own shipping ... hehehe
Anyway, the client has been using these in a production environment (on the above setup), for over 6 months, and they've been pretty happy with it, so far ..