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VMware Horizon 6 Desktop Virtualization Solutions by Andre Leibovici, Jason Langone, Chuck Mills, Ryan Cartwright

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Chapter 3. Persistent or Nonpersistent vDesktops

One of the most fundamental decisions that must be made early in the design process is whether to use persistent or nonpersistent vDesktops. This decision of the vDesktop type may impact many areas of the overall VDI, including storage, desktop pools, and management.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Persistent desktops
  • Nonpersistent desktops
  • Multisite solutions
  • The best choice for your organization

Persistent desktops

A persistent desktop is a vDesktop that is assigned to a specific end user and whose state is saved after they log off:

Persistent desktops

For example, in the preceding figure, if User_1 signs ...

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