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Virtualizing Workstations For Common Hardware?

April 18th, 2010 04:29 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “We have approximately 20 workstations which all have different hardware specs. Every workstation has two monitors and generally runs either Ubuntu or Windows. I had started using Clonezilla to copy the installs so we could deploy new workstations quickly and easily, when we have hardware failures or the like, but am struggling with Windows requiring new drivers to be installed for all new hardware. Obviously we could be booting into Ubuntu and then load a Windows virtual machine after that, but I’d prefer not to have the added load of a full GUI underneath Windows — we want maximum performance possible. And I don’t think the multi-monitor support would work. Is it possible to have a very basic virtual machine beneath to provide hardware consistency whilst still allowing multi-monitor support? Does anyone have any experience with a technique like this?”

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