Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
With Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), instead of a traditional desktop, you have a thin client and a hosted virtual desktop.
A thin client is a typically less costly and less powerful device than a desktop computer. Your organization may even use older, less powerful PCs as thin clients. Your hosted virtual desktop resides in a central server location called a data center. Your hosted virtual desktop includes your
Using your thin client, you access your hosted virtual desktop over a secure Citrix or VMware connection.
Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Edition
Cisco Jabber is compatible with VDI. However, because of a limitation of VDI, only the availability and chat features are supported. Sending the additional data that audio and video calls require through the hosted virtual desktop causes communications delays. This limitation is called the "hairpin" effect.
Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Edition (VXME) is software that adds support for audio and video calls. With Cisco VXME, the data doesn’t go through the hosted virtual desktop, thus eliminating the hairpin effect. The version of Cisco VXME that you have depends on the operating system that your thin client runs. The Cisco VXME family of products includes:
Cisco VXME for HP Thin Pro and Ubuntu
Cisco VXME for SUSE Linux
Cisco VXME for Unicon eLux
Cisco VXME for Windows