A master image is an image used by the provisioning technology to create virtual machines (VMs) for your users. Depending on the provisioning technology used, the master image can also be used to create a machine to host applications and desktops. The master image, created and stored on your hypervisor, contains the operating system and common applications and settings you are providing to your users, such as:
With a master image, all users start with desktops that are created from the master image. Depending on the machine catalog type, any user customization and system updates performed on the desktop are either persisted or discarded when users log off.
Applications and desktops on the master image are securely managed, hosted, and run on machines within your datacenter, providing a more cost effective application delivery solution.
This release supports these provisioning methods:
Provisioning Services is managed through its own console.
Select your provisioning method when creating a Machine Catalog.
A machine catalog is a collection of virtual machines and physical machines managed as a single entity. Machine catalogs specify:
There are two catalogs:
Machines within machine catalogs are organized into Delivery Groups. Delivery Groups deliver the same set of applications or desktops to groups of users.
In a Delivery Group, you can:
Desktop OS machines support: