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How to set up VDI: Tips and considerations

Deploying virtual desktops and applications takes a lot of planning. Admins must consider hardware requirements, use cases, operating systems and more.


When it comes to VDI planning, IT administrators must consider everything from hardware needs to software choices and user requirements to project strategy.

To understand how to set up VDI, IT must start by pondering each of these factors. What are the best use cases for your VDI deployment? What type of client hardware best suits your users and IT team? It's also important to note what other IT projects or technologies might affect a VDI deployment.

In this guide, discover how to set up VDI at the same time as transitioning to Windows 10. IT admins can also review resources that discuss how today's unified workspace technology could come into play.

With the six resources in this guide, IT admins can get tips for how to set up VDI and make the most of their virtual desktops.

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VDI planning factors

The first step in understanding how to set up VDI is to consider the organization's use cases for virtual desktops. The type of user who will access VDI is a key component in determining what VDI product to choose and how to set up the deployment. IT must also decide whether to use cloud-based virtual desktops or on-premises desktops, and understand its goals for delivering VDI in the first place. Next, admins should evaluate different VDI hardware options and assess its requirements for the client devices. Finally, take into account other projects such as Windows 10 migrations or workspace tool deployments.


Four questions for virtual app and desktop deployment

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Picking the right VDI use cases means understanding users

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Quiz: Do you know the optimal VDI use cases?

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How to accurately assess your VDI hardware needs

Overestimating or underestimating hardware needs for a VDI deployment can cause major problems for IT. With a few simple pieces of advice, IT pros can get a more accurate picture. Continue Reading


How the move to Windows 10 could lead IT to deploy VDI

When IT moves users to Windows 10, it should take the time to also look at the potential of VDI, a technology that has grown a lot in recent years and become more affordable. Continue Reading


How workspaces can affect a virtual desktop deployment

Workspaces are poised to redefine the desktops users work with. As a result, virtual desktops could become just a part of a larger end-user computing approach. Continue Reading

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