A hosted virtual desktop (HVD) is a desktop environment that is hosted on a remote server. The user accesses the desktop environment via a client device, such as a laptop, desktop, or mobile device. The client device connects to the remote server over a network, such as the Internet.
The desktop environment on the remote server is typically a virtual machine (VM) that is running a desktop operating system, such as Windows or macOS. The VM is configured with the necessary applications and data for the user. The user interacts with the desktop environment through the client device, as if the desktop environment were running on the client device.
Advantages of using a hosted virtual desktop include the following:
- The user can access their desktop environment from any location with an Internet connection.
- The desktop environment can be configured specifically for the user, with the necessary applications and data.
- The desktop environment is isolated from the client device, so the client device can be used for other purposes.
- The desktop environment can be backed up and recovered easily.
- The desktop environment can be accessed by multiple users simultaneously.
What is HVD system?
A hypervisor, also known as a virtual machine monitor, is a piece of computer software, firmware, or hardware that creates and runs virtual machines. A computer on which a hypervisor runs one or more virtual machines is called a host machine, and each virtual machine is called a guest machine. The hypervisor presents the guest operating systems with a virtual operating platform and manages the execution of the guest operating systems.
A hypervisor is a layer of software between the hardware and the operating system that allows multiple operating systems to run on a single physical computer. The hypervisor provides each guest operating system with its own virtual environment, which is isolated from the other guests. This allows multiple operating systems to run on the same hardware without interfering with each other.
There are two types of hypervisors:
Type 1 hypervisors, also known as bare-metal hypervisors, run directly on the host's hardware.
Type 2 hypervisors, also known as hosted hypervisors, run on top of a host operating system.
The most common type of hypervisor is the Type 1 hypervisor. The two most common Type 1 hypervisors are VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V.
What are the 3 types of desktop virtualization clients?
There are three types of desktop virtualization clients: full virtualization, paravirtualization, and emulation.
Full virtualization is when a client machine is able to run an operating system without any modifications. The client machine is given its own set of virtual hardware, which is then used to run the OS. This type of virtualization is typically used when running multiple operating systems on the same physical machine.
Paravirtualization is when a client machine is running an OS that has been specifically modified to run on a virtual machine. The OS is not given its own set of virtual hardware, but instead shares hardware with the other virtual machines running on the same physical machine. This type of virtualization is typically used when running multiple virtual machines on the same physical machine.
Emulation is when a client machine is able to run an OS that is not specifically designed to run on a virtual machine. The OS is given its own set of virtual hardware, which is then used to emulate the hardware of the physical machine. This type of virtualization is typically used when running an OS on a machine that is not the same type of machine that the OS was designed for.
What is hosted virtual machine?
A hosted virtual machine is a virtual machine that is running on top of a physical server. The physical server is responsible for hosting the virtual machine, and providing it with the necessary resources, such as CPU, memory, and storage.
In most cases, the physical server will be running a hypervisor, such as VMware ESXi or Microsoft Hyper-V, which will allow it to run multiple virtual machines simultaneously. The virtual machines will be isolated from each other, and will each have their own operating system and applications.