QVD, the Linux virtual desktop is updated


Qindel group will release a new version this year of QVD, its open-source virtual desktop infrastructure, with improvements and features that make VDI management easier through a completely flexible, user-friendly, easy-to-use web tool.

One of the new features of version 4.0 of QVD is the development of the web administration panel, which will incorporate both functionality and usability improvements.

But before talking about these improvements, we are going to review what this tool is and what it provides to QVD.

WAT (Web Administration Tool) is the name of this tool. It is used to manage users, virtual machines, nodes, images, and infrastructure configuration parameters.

What does this tool do for QVD?

  • Assists with configuring, updating, and managing virtual machines and their contents.
  • Provides filter controls, as well as a multitude of possible actions for QVD elements in order to create, update, or delete within a controlled environment.
  • Ability to start or stop a virtual machine from any location, without needing to do so in person.
  • Makes blocking a user easier for maintenance tasks, etc.

 

We hope to have the new version ready for the public within the next few months.

Below we offer a list of the improvements that the QVD web administration panel will include:

Completely renovated interface

  • Responsive interface with two versions: (Desktop and Mobile)
  • Compatible with Chrome, Firefox, IE, Opera, and Safari desktop browsers
  • Compatible with iOS Safari, iOS Chrome, Android Browser, and Android Chrome mobile browsers
  • Browsing adapted to touchscreen devices such as cell phones, tablets, touch screens, etc.

Multi-administrator support

  • Access Control Lists (ACLs) implemented with template system and roles.
  • Inheritance support in role system.

Multi-language (English and Spanish)

  • Language auto-detection from the browser

Customized views

  • Remove filters and columns, tenant and administrator

Complete documentation, including step-by-step guides

  • Offline documentation (embedded in the application)

Improvement in image uploads

  • Image upload from the hard drive
  • Image upload from URL

Disk image tag management

Property management and visualization

Disk image blocking/unblocking

  • Added to those that already exist in the previous version of users, virtual machines, and nodes.

Tactical view with statistics and graphs updated in real time with relevant system information:

  • Number of elements
  • Percentage of virtual machines started
  • Percentage of nodes running
  • Percentage of users connected
  • List of virtual machines close to expiring
  • Blocked elements

Multi-tenant management

  • Filter set by tenant in order to browse elements by tenant without having to filter each screen by the desired tenant.

Embedded views of related elements

  • In order to obtain expanded information about an element on a single screen. For example, the virtual machines of a user will be seen in the detailed view of the user and in many other detailed views.

Style customization

  • Integrated such that a CSS style sheet with new colors and logos can be created in order to overwrite the current one.

 

QVD is a desktop virtualization infrastructure for Linux. It is low-cost and provides a virtual desktop infrastructure to a large number of users on a commercial level with features that you would expect to be expensive.

Who is behind QVD? Without Qindel Group, QVD would simply cease to exist. Qindel owns and actively develops the QVD project and greatly contributes to its success, both through developers as well as financing.

Qindel Group is an international consulting company with more than 12 years of active experience in and commitment to the field of Information Technology. Qindel is also a Linux Professional Institute (LPI) certified trainer and is an active participant in many open code initiatives.

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