VMware ACE 2.0 Enterprise Edition Beta Program
How Does ACE 2 Enterprise Edition Work?
Create, Package & Deploy: With VMware ACE 2, IT administrators use VMware Workstation 6 to create and package a hardware-independent, IT-managed PC within a secured virtual machine and deploy it to a properly licensed physical PC or portable media device such as a USB flash drive.
Manage: VMware ACE Management Server delivers easy control and management of virtual desktop image from a centralized console. It supports dynamic policy updates, including the ability to activate or deactivate a virtual desktop at any time.
The Step-By-Step Process for a VMware ACE Deployment
Step 1: Create a virtual machine using Workstation 6, complete with the desired OS, data and applications.
Step 2: With the ACE Option Pack enabled on Workstation 6, you can wrap that virtual machine with security and control options by configuring policy settings for:
Step 3: Package the configured virtual machine for secure and easy deployment. Some of the packaging features to make this process simpler include:
Step 4: Deploy the VMware ACE to a properly licensed PC or portable media device. A wide variety of platforms and devices are supported, including Windows (Vista, too!) and Linux on desktops, laptops, and portable devices. Refer to the ACE 2 Manual for a complete list.
Step 5: Manage VMware ACE clients from your ACE Management server. Track, dynamically update or deactivate a VMware ACE client at any time.