Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Novell Endpoint Management Solutions


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With the adoption of virtualization in the end-user computing space, organizations require solutions that go beyond device management and embrace the dynamic nature of end-user environments. This session will introduce you to the Novell VDI solution, enhanced by Novell ZENworks Configuration Management, and its ability to provide a secure, automated and personalized hosted desktop environment. This session will also focus on the Novell endpoint management technologies that enhance virtual desktop infrastructure.

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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Novell Endpoint Management Solutions

  1. 1. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Novell Endpoint Management Solutions ® Andy Philp Valentin Mihai Product Manager Product Manager Novell Inc. / Novell Inc. / Version 1.1
  2. 2. VDI and Novell Endpoint Management ® VDI Adoption Cycle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Peak of Inflated Expectations Trough of Disillusionment Novell and VDI VDI climbs the Slope of Enlightenment Next stop – Plateau of Productivity Figure 1.1 - The Gartner Hype Cycle 2 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. VDI and Novell Endpoint Management ® Peak of Inflated Expectations Management “Silos” Machines, Provisioning applications and users Deskside visits Support Patches and updates Total cost of maintaining and managing a PC environment is $3,000 to Data Data backup $5,000 + per device* Recovery Hardware failure Gartner 2007 Enforce policies Security Compliance & audit Complexity increases with multiple sites, geographies, languages and time zones Power Rising energy costs 3 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. VDI and Novell Endpoint Management ® Trough of Disillusionment End-user environment moves into the data center End-user experience sub-optimal End users not aligned with business requirement Storage requirements explode Complex multiple vendor solutions involved for VDI Computing environments need to be fluid/dynamic based on the users' role 4 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. VDI and Novell Endpoint Management ® Trough of Disillusionment (cont.) Now have two environments to manage with two different tools Immature technologies Costs are out of control Manual processes requirement Lack of integration Lack of configuration management, security and Identity integration 5 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. VDI is Much More than Virtualization Security / GRC Systems Management Virtualization Role Engineering Asset Discovery Hypervisor Platform Identity Management Application Usage Load Balancing Access/Session Configuration Dynamic Build / Recycle Management Management Process Endpoint Security Ongoing Capacity Pool Monitoring and Planning Management Patch Management (desktops/hosts) Application Packaging (virtualization) Forensics (snapshotting) Application Deployment Access Certification/Compliance Storage Management Anti-virus CMDB integration and management 6 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. Three Key Questions on VDI Adoption How do I prepare for VDI? How do I Iprepare VDI How do adopt a framework? for VDI? How do I keep VDI users productive? 7 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. ZENworks has The Answers ® How do I prepare ZENworks Asset ® for VDI? Management How do I Iprepare VDI How do adopt a ZENworks Configuration ® framework? for VDI? Management How do I keep VDI ZENworks Application ® users productive? Virtualization 8 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. How Do I Prepare for VDI? • Complete view of IT assets Asset – Automate hardware and software Inventory Management – Unmatched accuracy powered by patented Tracking Usage technology – Track software usage trends – Clear picture of software license compliance Configuration – Detailed and custom reporting Management Standardization – Central repository for contracts Optimization Application Virtualization Self-contained Applications 9 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  10. 10. ZENworks Asset Management ® Benefits in a VDI world • Achieve true license compliance through automation – Software cost avoidance and reduction > Re-allocate existing licenses > Better informed vendor negotiations – Risk mitigation > Avoid fines, litigation and bad PR • Assessment tool – Profiling application usage for users – Build a clear picture of the required user environment for each role – Identify hardware candidates for re-purposing – 10 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. How Do I Adopt a VDI Framework? •Increase productivity Asset – Personalized work environment for each user Management – Access to software, data and resources where Tracking Usage ever user works – Self healing applications – Fewer calls and waiting on help desk Configuration – Increase user to administrator ratios Management Standardization – React more quickly to change Optimization •Integrated management – Change and configuration management Application – Software and patch distribution Virtualization – Asset Management Self-contained Applications – Remote management 11 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  12. 12. ZENworks Configuration Management ® Benefits in a VDI world • User-centric management – The device and connection method becomes transparent – User experiences the same look and feel and has access to the same tools • Standardised administration – Ease the migration from physical to virtual – Use one management framework for endpoints • Flexibility and support for heterogeneity – ZENworks can manage in all types of VDI environment • Strong remote management capabilities – We can no longer rely of visiting the desktop. – Remote control based on the user's identity 12 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  13. 13. How Do I Keep VDI Users Productive? •Simplified application delivery Asset – Isolated from Operating System Management – Simple de-provisioning process Tracking Usage – Supports streaming – Tight integration with ZENworks Configuration ® Management Configuration •Increase security posture of devices Management Standardization – No need for admin rights Optimization – Desktops can be tightly locked down • Control application sprawl Application – Limit applications to managed devices Virtualization – Expire application Self-contained Applications 13 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  14. 14. ZENworks Application Virtualization ® Benefits in a VDI world • Eliminates application dependencies from underlying OS – applications can become part of the user's “profile” – helps compartmentalize the user environment in OS, Data and Applications • Standardize applications for all user computing environments – applications become portable – same application package can be delivered in VDI, traditional desktop, client- side virtualization, or on removable media • Accelerates and simplifies provisioning of the user environment – no need for reboots or lengthy installs – application OS dependencies can be packaged together (no need to worry if .NET is installed) 14 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. Endpoint Disciplines Still Apply to VDI 15 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  16. 16. Novell and VDI Offering Approach ® SERVICES & SUPPORT SINGLE PANE OF GLASS IDENTITY & POLICY DESKTOP & SECURITY Software Compliance Role and Profile Management Open virtualization DATACENTER Configuration Workload (vm) Management Application Usage Management Grid Leading brands Orchestration Workload PLATFORM Migration Physical O/S p-v,v-v,v-p Monitoring Application Software and Host/Hypervisor Packaging and Virtualization Automated Lifecycle Guest O/S Workload Hardware Ongoing Protection Discovery Capacity and Forensics Planning Storage Management Patch Reporting One vendor Compliance and Distribution and Endpoint Session Security Brokering and Access Management 16 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  17. 17. Novell and VDI Lifecycle Overview ® Business Service Single pane Helpdesk view Management to manage environment Novell Identity ® Novell Access ® Identity Vault Manager Manager ™ Authenticates user and authorizes access based on role Manager hires and registers new developer/user PlateSpin Workload Management Provisions access and associates roles Dynamically assembles and starts client virtual machine based on role and policy Developer/User Xen logs into secure URL Hosts the user virtual desktop Novell ZENworks ® ® Dynamically manages user environment and application PlateSpin Workload Novell Access Management Manager Terminates user session 17 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  18. 18. Novell REDI Integrated Architecture ® Home Office ThinClient Users SLED Client Re-purposed Mac Client Novell Access Manager ™ Existing Desktop Infrastructure Existing Novell XenKVMESX Server Farm Identity Identity System Manager Managed PlateSpin Orchestrate Novell Virtual ZENworks ® Desktops Novell ® ZAV Novell File Management Suite User Data Storage Infrastructure Storage Infrastructure Shared Mapped File User Profile Running Master VM User Data Application Drives Servers Servers VMs Images Drives Drive 18 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  19. 19. Why Consider Novell ? ® Security / GRC Systems Management Virtualization ● Novell Identity Manager ® ● Novell ZENworks ® ● SUSE Linux Enterprise ® ➔ Leader by all Analysts ➔ 44 million seats ➔ 3,000+ ISVs ➔ Industry pioneer (10+ yrs) ➔ 32,000 customers ➔ Five years with Xen ● Novell Access Manager ® ™ ➔ Heterogeneous mgmt. ➔ Microsoft Interoperability (Web/session) ➔ 14-year suite (v10) ➔ Integrated support ➔ Leader by all Analysts ➔ Industry pioneer/leader ● PlateSpin Workload ® ● Novell Sentinel (optional) ™ Management Identity device and location ® ➔ ➔ GRC auditing system based management ➔ 7,000 customers ● Novell Endpoint Security ➔ Asset, endpoint, config, ➔ Industry leadership patch and application ➔ part of the Novell ® virtualization ● Hypervisor Neutrality ZENworks family ® ➔ Single-agent architecture ● Novell Access Governance Suite ● Business Service Management (optional) ➔ BSM Industry leader 19 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  20. 20. Demo • ZENworks managing: ® – Remote VDI – Client-side VDI – Application Streaming 20 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  21. 21. Questions? 21 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
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