- Supports virtualization of Windows from XP to Windows 10, Windows Server from 2003 to 2016, and all flavors of GNU/Linux. We can advice you on the best way to configure your guest operating systems so that your users get the most of their desktops.
- Desktops are accessible from a wide variety of clients. There are Windows, Linux and Mac desktop clients, as well as mobile clients for iOS and Android devices. We also provide a Linux distribution prepared to boot a thin client directly into your flexVDI desktop. Finally, you can even access your desktop from anywhere using just a web browser with our HTML5 client.
- Scalable, failurefault-tolerant cluster architecture. New hosts can be added to the cluster as needed, as easily as configuring the network and registering the host with the platform. Its resources will be ready to use at once. In the same way, the platform will quickly recover from a host failure, using the rest of its resources to keep the service up and running. Growing from hundreds to thousands of desktops is easy with flexVDI.
- Binary packages are provided for RHEL 7 and CentOS 7. Your hosts will benefit from the reliability and experience of Red Hat operating systems.
- Uses Qemu/KVM as the virtualization engine and Spice as the presentation protocol, with additional improvements to boost your VDI experience.
- Template-based desktops. Quick and easy to update when new versions of your software are available, highly available when malicious software threats your desktop instances.
- LDAP or AD based authentication/authorization. flexVDI integrates with your corporate directory.
- Configurable security capabilities, to restrict access to the desktop resources from the client side: clipboard, printers, usb devices, ...
- Supports shared storage like SAS, FC, iSCSI, etc...
- Guest: A virtual machine defined by a given configuration, some host resources and one or more disk images.
- Host: Each one of the physical servers devoted to run Guests. The flexVDI distribution software is installed on these machines.
- Pool: collection of resources (CPU and, RAM) allocated in each Host
- Template: A special type of Guest, whose logical content is frozen in order to generate Clones.
- Clone: A special type of Guest, created from a Template, that shares part of its configuration with this onethe later. Disk images from Clones rely on their corresponding Template, and only store the differences between its current state and the state of their parent Template.
- Image Storage: Set of disks available for storing the disk images that Guests use. It is divided in several Volumes. One Image Storage is only available to those Hosts that can access all of its disks.
- Internal Volume: Component of a Image Storage that provides disk space for the Guests Images. The cluster filesystem used in a Volume is created and managed by flexVDI software. Provides disk space for the Guests Images. Uses one or two (for redundancy) disks Uses a block device as its physical support.
- External Volume: Hosts directory path where Guests images are stored. The directory can be local or it can be a mounting mount point from an external storage system. It must be visible to every Host. External Volumes are installed and managed by the system administrator using the tools provided by the manufacturer of the storage.
- Media Storage: Shared resource where ISO images are stored. It is only made visible to Hosts defined in its creation.
- Direct Storage: Option used to provide a Guest direct access to physical disks.