In the early days of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), it was important to run an antivirus (AV) software agent on every virtual machine because each and all were subject to the same threats as physical PCs. These agents performed a useful function, but they consumed CPU, memory, and storage resources to the point where AV scans could interfere with users' ability to work.
The performance problems caused by AV software are compounded in large implementations. When many
people log in around the same time, waking up dormant virtual machines and triggering simultaneous
antivirus signature updates, the resulting I/O problems—login and...
Enabling VMware vShield Endpoint in a VMware Horizon View Environment
Published in: ntproni
20 Jan 2014