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Rapid Virtual Desktop Provisioning / Cloning with Microsoft SCVMM, Hyper-V and Quest vWorkspace

Last week I took some time to record two new youtube videos of Quest vWorkspace automating Microsoft SCVMM (System Center Virtual Machine Manager).  Quest vWorkspace is a Connection Broker for VDI, Terminal Server and Physical PCs and has hooks into SCVMM, RD Session Host, App-V and non-Microsoft platforms like VMware vCenter and Parallels Virtuozzo.

Since I work on the Microsoft Partner Alliance at Quest’s Desktop Virtualization Group, I get to spend lots of time working with Hyper-V and SCVMM, so I recorded these videos to show what I could do with my little demo environment (Dell Precision M6500 Core i7 with 16GB RAM, 250GB SATA, 128GB SSD and NVidia Quadro FX 3800M Display Adapter (for RemoteFX)).

In the first video I narrate using Quest vWorkspace to rapidly provision / clone 3 new Windows 7 Virtual Desktops and in the second video I rapidly provision 10 new Windows 7 Virtual Desktops and then reprovision 2 of the Virtual Desktops to show that vWorkspace can automate SCVMM to redeploy VMs from a SCVMM Template while retaining the original VMs Active Directory identity and SCVMM VM Settings.

All of this capability is native to SCVMM, but only accessible via powershell, so Quest Software (the company where I work) automates the whole process for you.

 

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