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    Antivirus with VDI

    Does anyone use sophos anti virus with VDI? im looking at going down the xendesktop route and im curious to know how the VMs would cope with the sophos AV on them? especially when it comes to updates.

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    I'm in the planning stages with this.
    I'm not going to be using any antivirus. instead the machines will re-provision themselves as a new image when a student logs in.

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    Are you going to use XenDesktop or VMware view?

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    Quote Originally Posted by techie08 View Post
    Are you going to use XenDesktop or VMware view?
    neither.

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    Just an update on this:

    The pricing on RHEV supported by redhat is around 350 per socket per year + 255 per 25 desktops per year + RHEL annual subscription (50) + windows license.
    I was told to expect between 4 and 6 virtual desktops per core depending upon workload. So a modern 6 core duel processor should manage 48 desktops for circa 1250 per year, clearly this would scale well for more ITSuites. Compare this to the nearly 9000 that you would pay for Citrix VDI + the citrix license subscription.

    For features; RHEV does look pretty impressive; spice - offload video processing to the client, 512mb disk space per windows client, reimage on reboot as well as the usual stuff like high availability and failover that you'd expect from KVM.

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    We use Sophos on VDI in a box (very simlar to XD) - to be honist I only update the def files when I update the golden image and only have it to set to scan on read.

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