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VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions by Andre Leibovici, Jason Langone

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Chapter 3. Persistent or Non-Persistent vDesktops

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

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Persistent desktops
  • Non-persistent desktops
  • Multisite solutions
  • How to choose for your organization

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

Persistent or Non-Persistent vDesktops

For example, in the preceding diagram, if User_1 signs into a VMware View environment for the first time and is automatically ...

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