VDI Resources

This page serves to collect links to resources I’ve found useful (or think to be useful) to some aspect of working in the virtual desktop/end-user computing space. Full truth disclosure: some of this is simply keeping up with pages I cycle between finding and losing again.

Windows 10

  • Windows lifecycle fact sheet
    Includes end of support dates for Windows desktops operating systems, including the various versions of Windows 10.
  • Windows 10 release information
    Tracks releases and revisions for each of the Windows 10 servicing options.
  • VMware KB 2149393 “Supported versions of Windows 10 on Horizon 7 Including All VDI Clones (Full Clones, Linked Clones, Instant Clones) (2149393)”
    Supported versions of Windows 10 for each version of Horizon 7  & 6.
  • VMware KB 51663 “Windows 10 Guest OS support FAQ for Horizon 7.x and 6.x (51663)”
    FAQ cover support plans for Windows-as-a-Service release model.

Graphics Testing Testing and Tools

Tools

  • Jeremy Main’s GPUProfiler
    Track GPU (as well as CPU and RAM) usage while running applications.
  • Magnar Johnsen’s GPUSizer
    Particularly useful for matching active workloads to vGPU profiles. Also shows GPU API usage (Direct X and OpenGL on the graphics side and CUDA and OpenCL on the GPGPU size).
  • Remote Display Analyzer (Bram Wolfs and Barry Schiffer)
    Recent 2.0 release features support for VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft’s remote display protocols.

“Workloads” and Fun Stuff

Some of these might be a stretch to call workloads, but none-the-less, fun to play around with.