Thanks for the suggestions, I'll look into them. I am looking for a user
management solution, but we also use mostly windows desktops and Office365,
so will probably end up with some solution based on Azure AD.
For context, one other reason for wanting the desktops to be nodes is that
the base OS could be oVirt node. Our DR site provider charges a lot if we
need to update the OS image of desktops, so using VMs could be a way to
allow us to keep things up to date without incurring the costs.
On Fri, 2 Nov 2018, 16:39 Staniforth, Paul <P.Staniforth(a)leedsbeckett.ac.uk
FreeIPA would be ideal for user management if don't already have
You could have a minimal install and use KVM/libvirt for the local VMs
Gnome Boxes could be the interface for VMs
You could use katello/foreman ManageIQ to provision the baremetal machines
as well the libvirt provider.
You could sell/donate the desktop PCs and replace them servers/thin
From: Tony Brian Albers <tba(a)kb.dk>
Sent: 01 November 2018 05:45
To: gilbert.drew+ovirt(a)gmail.com; users(a)ovirt.org
Subject: [ovirt-users] Re: Desktops as Nodes and Client?
On Wed, 2018-10-31 at 22:17 +0000, gilbert.drew+ovirt(a)gmail.com wrote:
> I'm starting to look at oVirt to help with a datacentre consolidation
> project to drastically reduce the number of physical servers and it
> seems like a great fit.
> As an added bonus, it looks like it might help solve some desktop
> management challenges we have. Since the desktop PCs are reasonably
> powerful, what I would ideally like is for them to be nodes, each
> capable of running a single templated VM accessed by the local user.
> I can only seem to find documentation relating to standard VDI, i.e
> thin clients and fat servers. As I'm trying to reduce the number of
> servers, this is not ideal.
> Does anyone know of a similar setup or can provide some pointers?
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What about just using something like SpaceWalk for management and
FreeIPA for user management?
You're not supposed to use a oVirt node as a workstation IIRC.
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