Posts Tagged ‘windows7’

client os future – is the client hypervisor worth it…?

December 13th, 2009

Regarding the big infrastructure software vendors [1][2] 2010 will be the year of VDI. The key to success will be the client-hv…

OK, but what OS will be used on the virtualized clients? Will it be Windows7 only or will it be a mixture of Windows7, MacOS and Linux? Or will it be a mixture of Windows7, MacOS and ChromeOS? One could say: Whatever you need ;-)

multiple os screenshot

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browsers on windows7

September 24th, 2009

With updating iTunes to the latest version I’ve also installed Safari4 – Now my windows7 has the following four browsers installed:

  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Firefox 3.5.3
  • Google Chrome 2.0.172.43
  • Safari 4.0.3

So it’s time to have a closer look to the integration in windows7 for each of them…

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saving energy with windows7 in vdi

July 21st, 2009

[For the german/original version - please click here.]

After the release of vSphere the VMware Distributed Power Management feature (DPM) [1] has left “experimental” state – so you can achieve real power savings in optimized Virtual Desktop Infrastructures now. With Windows7, which is to be released on 22nd of october 2009 [2], you get one more cool tool to throttle power consumption in your it-infrastructure:The Power Efficiency Diagnostics Report can be automatically created through a little command in a Windows7 CLI with administrative rights.

After starting the command powercfg -energy the system is monitored for 60 seconds and at the end the results are written down in a file called energy-report.html.

This report has some useful information for customizing your golden image of your vdi in terms of power consumption. Information you will get are:

  • usb-devices which doesn’t turn into standby-mode (not interesting for vdi)
  • processes with a high cpu utilization
  • settings of your energy-management

In big environments there is a good possibility, that there can be big energy savings achieved by optimizing physical windows7 workstations with this tool as well.

[1] http://blog.cema.de/2009/01/vmware-distributed-power-management.html
[2] http://windows7news.com/tag/windows-7-release-date/