desktop vm's for students (clients) -- im not up to speed with this
i was at uni the other day and i had to login into what was a pure *nix lab, now a multiple OS lab (win vista, centos, and another flavour of *nix).
Computer booted into what i thought was centos/redhat -- dissapeared (monitor black) for 30 seconds then left me at a OS selector. selecting centos i noticed the OS loading within a window which leads me to think that this was a vm starting rather then parition selector type deal.
ive come to the realisation that the base os is a hypervisor type deal or a *nix with custom startup into a vm manager menu. This is pretty sweet! can anyone enlighten me as to:
- this is popular within schools to provide ms/*nix easily and interchangably
how would you go about deploying a lab like this?
what os would be acting as the hypervisor/base os?
would this make images (vm files) fairly "universal" to maintain (within the same os obv)?
thanks guys -- any info / comments greatly apprecaited.