Has anyone implemented a VDI solution using VMWare? If so, what do I need to do to capture the machine inventory and metering? The servers we are using don't have a Windows O/S rather they use the a VM ware / linux kernel.
you would need to install a specially configured Snow Inventory Agent into each of the VMs. Normally this is done via the template / golden master image. And you would need to add a shutdown procedure, sending all collected data to the central snow server, when they reboot or shutdown.
The vsphere Servers itself could be remotely queried, using the Snow Integration Manager Vsphere Connector.
Thanks for getting back so quickly. When you say "a specially configured Snow Inventory Agent", would this be a customised stanard agent or something provided by Snow themselves?
We have already recieved a VB script from Snow Support and are awaiting clarity on how and where that is to be applied.
should be more a customised Standard Agent, with the metering and the env.is_virtual_desktop_infrastructure values set to true in the snowagent.config file. That's it.The VB script should be added as Computer shutdown script, described here. It takes care, that the last set of Data is sent to the Snow Inventory Server when it is shutting down and maybe never comes back again.
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