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[Xen-users] Using thin clients with xen images on server?

Hi all,

I would like to know if the following is possible:

Option A
Thin clients which network boots and the server gives it a virtual workstation. The thin client just displays the screen, similar to a terminal server but with a complete environment for the user on the server. The reason I want to do this instead of just using a linux terminal server is that each user may need to install stuff like php applications to test etc. i.e development machines.

Option B
I couldn't find any info on doing this and had decided that I would have to

1) Buy a bunch of entry level pcs,
2) On boot up get DOM0 to run and then to go and fetch an image off the server and then download it to the local machine and start it up.

I then heard on a podcast a guy from vmware saying that option A is what they have some of their clients doing.

Any tips for doing this with XEN?


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