Intel® vPro™ Use Case Reference Design - Dual OS on Type 2 Hypervisor



Use Desktop Virtualization to configure a dual OS environment on an Intel vPro technology enabled client.

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Detailed Description

Data security and user flexibility are competing forces for IT groups supporting users in their environment. On one hand, IT is tasked with making sure corporate data is secure. On the other hand, users demand the freedom to install applications that fall outside of the "standard IT build" to remain productive and up to date with the latest trends in the given industry. Locking the user image down makes the users upset and can impact productivity, but giving every user administrator rights on the system could allow for an unacceptable amount of risk to the corporate data.

This is where Desktop Virtualization comes into play. The corporate IT group loads a locked down version of the IT build on the system. As part of this OS image, a Type 2 hypervisor is available that end users are able to install a personal OS that they have full administrative rights to use. Within this OS, they can load all of the applications they need that are not part of the normal IT image.

In order to successfully support a dual OS deployment model, IT needs to be aware that not all clients are capable of this type of deployment. This Use Case Reference Design document discusses Intel® vPro™ technology based clients as the platform of choice and focuses on the setup and configuration of a Type 2 hypervisor to satisfy a dual OS deployment.