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Q: Can I install the flexVDI packages in a virtual machine with CentOS/RHEL 7?

A: Short answer, no. Long answer, flexVDI is designed to be installed on a bare metal server, and the flexvdi-config tool will complaint about not finding virtualization extensions in the processor if it is run in a virtualized environment. Theoretically, you can overcome this problem if you activate nested virtualization in the outer hypervisor. However, this will come with an impact on performance and possibly other problems too. For this reason, nested virtualization is officially not supported, and you will not get any help by our support team for this configuration.

Q: What is the difference between persistent and volatile desktops?

A: A volatile desktop is a guest that can be deleted and replaced with a fresh one, and its user can keep working as if nothing happened. This is implemented in the following way: