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From Tilak Raj Singh <>
Subject Re: Desktop as a service
Date Tue, 09 Dec 2014 19:37:55 GMT
Hello John,

Thanks for your reply. Have looked at XenDesktop but I am looking for some
open source alternative to this..Is there something else available for such
tasks which can be used for both windows and Linux...
I found a few alternatives like spice (, apache
VCL ( and cantivo (
I wished to know if any of these an be used with cloudstack? If yes then
can someone please guide me how to do that?


On Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 5:43 AM, John Kinsella <> wrote:

> > On Dec 5, 2014, at 11:08 PM, Tilak Raj Singh <> wrote:
> >
> > Hello Everybody,
> >
> > I am new to cloudstack so I dont know if I am going off the topic here. I
> > wished to know how to setup Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI) using
> > cloudstack. I browsed the net and found that openstack has the
> capabilities
> > to setup this feature. Does cloudstack can be used to deploy such a
> > service? If yes some links for the same would be highly appreciated. Also
> > if cloudstack does not have that capability then is there some
> alternative
> > to this?
> Hi and welcome!  CloudStack can be used with Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp
> to provide VDI services for users. It’s covered in the XenDesktop
> install/setup docs (just replace CloudPlatform with CloudStack)
> > Another thing I wanted to know is how to instantiate virtual machines
> > automatically if the load is increased. Have read about load balancing
> and
> > I guess its regarding this only.
> If you mean for VDI, XenDesktop can manage this once connected to
> CloudStack. If you mean outside of that setup, the phrase you’re looking
> for is “autoscaling.” Currently it works with either NetScaler load
> balancers or XenServer virtualization.
> > The architecture I wish to setup is to provide VDI to several users on
> > demand via browsers, where the compute is done on the virtual machines.
> Now
> > when suppose 10 users are simultaneously using this Virtual Desktop the
> > load on the VM increases so cloudstanck spawns another VM to share the
> load
> > of these 10 users to 5 each on these two VMs created. I hope my doubt is
> > clear.
> Yep - XenDesktop will do that for ya. :)
> John

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