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VMware View 5: Building a Successful Virtual Desktop by Paul O’Doherty

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Chapter 5. Building Your Virtual Desktop

P2V or Clean Build?

You can create your original virtual desktop image in a number of ways, but essentially they break down into either performing a physical-to-virtual (P2V) migration on a target physical desktop or starting with a clean build. In most cases, a clean build is preferred, but there are always a few exceptions to this rule. For example, it may make sense to do a P2V migration to create a virtual desktop for a small proof of concept (PoC) environment. If you are considering this method, there are several issues to keep in mind, such as ensuring that after everything is converted, any services or configurations that are not applicable or detrimental to a virtual environment are updated. One ...

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