IsardVDI

Open Source VDI deployment based on KVM linux virtualization and dockers.

Quick Start

Get the docker-compose file and bring it up:

wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/isard-vdi/isard/master/docker-compose.yml
docker-compose pull
docker-compose up -d

Browse to https://localhost and follow wizard. You are ready to use virtual desktops:

  • Start demo desktops and connect to it using your browser and spice or vnc protocol. Nothing to be installed, but already secured with certificates.
  • Install virt-viewer and connect to it using the spice client. Sound and USB transparent plug will be available.

Download new precreated desktops, isos and lots of resources from the Updates menu.

Create your own desktop using isos downloaded from Updates or Media menu option. When you finish installing the operating system and applications create a Template and decide which users or categories you want to be able to create a desktop identical to that template. Thanks to the incremental disk creation all this can be done within minutes.

Don't get tied to an 'stand-alone' installation in one server. You can add more hypervisors to your pool and let IsardVDI decide where to start each desktop. Each hypervisor needs only the KVM/qemu and libvirt packages and SSH access. You should keep the storage shared between those hypervisors.

We currenly manage a large IsardVDI infrastructure at Escola del Treball in Barcelona. 3K students and teachers have IsardVDI available from our self-made pacemaker dual nas cluster and six hypervisors, ranging from top level intel server dual core mainboards to gigabyte gaming ones.

We have experience in different thin clients that we use to lower renovation and consumption costs at classrooms.

IsardVDI Project website

Authors

  • Josep Maria Viñolas Auquer
  • Alberto Larraz Dalmases

Contributors

  • Daniel Criado Casas
  • Néfix Estrada

Support/Contact

Please send us an email to [email protected] if you have any questions or fill in an issue.