Unidesk Installation

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MODULE 2: INSTALLING UNIDESK
Agenda
• Understanding Unidesk components
• Basic Installation of Unidesk
• Licensing
UNDERSTANDING UNIDESK
COMPONENTS
Unidesk Components
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Management Appliance (MA)
Master CachePoint (MCP)
CachePoint (CP) – also Desktop CachePoint
Desktop or Managed Machine (MM)
VMware Infrastructure Components
– ESX Server(s)
– vCenter
– Storage (local or SAN)
Management Appliance
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Linux virtual appliance
Hosts Unidesk web interface
Business logic web engine
Configuration database for all Unidesk
Acts a the traffic cop for all communications to
and from Unidesk appliances and MMs
Master CachePoint
• First CachePoint deployed
• Maintains master copy of all OS and App
layers in the Unidesk Environment
• Automatically replicates OS and App layers to
secondary (desktop) CachePoints as needed
• Also manages Installation Machines used to
create and version layers
Secondary (Desktop) CachePoints
• Responsible for initial deployment/creation of
desktops
• Manages updates of desktop configurations
(new layers, desktop hardware changes)
• Maintains a copy of any layer its managed
desktops require
• Only 1 copy of each layer per CP
Location of Software & Tools
• Downloads!!! Hit the Unidesk download page
• Training and Document Center
– Videos/how to’s
– Install guides and support matrix
– Solution guides for specific integration with third
parties (like View, XenDesktop, etc)
• Support Page – SUBMIT A TICKET!
UNIDESK INSTALLATION
Installation Types
• Simple Installation
– Quick no-mess install
– Good for proofs of
concept and evaluations
– Single Datastore
– Defaults to time settings
to Eastern and basic
server settings
– Advanced settings must
be configured later
• Advanced Installation
– Production deployment
or for those with
Unidesk experience
– Allows for storage tiering
and multiple datastore
selection during install
– Customizable time zones
and server settings
High-level Install Process
• UnideskInstaller.exe
– Downloads to your desktop
– Askes for configuration information for install
• Download and deployment of OVA templates
– Templates are imported to vCenter
– MA is powered on and configured
– CP becomes a template
– MCP is deployed from template and configured
Launching Installer.exe
Install now?
• Pre-download the
software for later install
• Install now using one of
two methods:
– Download now
– Previously download
code
• Good for sites w/ slow
internet connections
Storage Location (for install files)
Installation Type
vCenter Credentials
Unidesk Credentials
• Required for downloading code from Unidesk, these are
your website login.
Hosts and Storage Screen
Management Appliance Settings
• Static IP recommended for all Appliances
CachePoint Settings
• Static IP recommended for all Appliances
• Two VM names here!
LAB
SIMPLE UNIDESK INSTALL
Key Install Tips
• Use static IPs for appliances even in the lab
• Know your vCenter credentials and have rights
to the datacenter and root to import the
appliances
• Know the storage you wish to use before
install
• Create a vCenter folder for Unidesk machines
QUESTIONS YOU MAY SEE AGAIN
• What types of installs are available from the
Unidesk installer?
• Does the UnideskInstaller.exe actually contain
the Unidesk software that will be installed?
• You have a site with slow internet connections
and want to speed up installation, how could
you do this?
• Is vCenter required for Unidesk installation?

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