Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
What is it?
UNC Asheville's Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) hosts a desktop operating system within a virtual machine (VM) running on a centralized server. VDI is a variation on the client/server computing model that uses "thin clients" to serve the desktop session. A thin client is a stateless, fanless desktop terminal that has no hard drive. All features typically found on a desktop PC, including applications, sensitive data, memory, etc. are managed by servers in our primary data center.
When is it available?
This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the exception of upgrades, maintenance, and scheduled outages.
Who can use it?
Faculty, Staff, and Students for university-owned devices.
How much does it cost?
Funding for this service is managed by ITS.
Where to get help?
The IT Service Desk should be your first point of contact for technical assistance. Contact the Service Desk by sending an email to email@example.com or calling 828-251-6445. The IT Service Desk Self-Service Portal is also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Self-Service portal allows you to request assistance from ITS using a simple web form.
Responsible Use of Electronic Resources (Policy 7100)User Accounts and Authorized Access (Policy 7101)Information Technology User Security (Policy 7102)Information Technology Confidentiality (Policy 7103)Information Technology Privacy (Policy 7104)Handling of Potential IT Policy Violations (Policy 7111)
Need more information? Contact the ITS Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-251-6445 for additional assistance.