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Thin Client Chassis virtualization

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000032195D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Oct-26
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Oct-26

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Today when a personal computer connects to a server it is managed as a client attached to a server by popular client management software such as IBM Director, or Microsoft SMS. With a desktop blade environment the "Desktop" is separated in to two parts. the blade stored in the datacenter and a client terminal at the users desk. The management solutions available today treat this as two parts. This article describes a method to virtualize the two parts to present a whole desktop perspective to the server management tools. The advantage is you don't have to have to rewrite or create additional classes of devices for existing distributed client management tools.