Having a think about disaster recovery here at work.
Have decided that virtualisation is the way to go for our server(s) - means that backup images can be restored onto pretty much any hardware that can run the VM software and you can be up and running quite quickly.
Got me thinking about desktop PCs.
The usual Windows PC backup isnt much use because windows will only run on the hardware it came from pretty much. If the PC is more than a month or two old you could be stuck.
Ideally it would be pretty cool if you could have a basic baremetal hypervisor that started up and automatically started the windows image. Dont really want a fat OS being the host.
I guess the issue is that the hypervisor needs to have drivers etc to support the hardware etc.
Has anyone done anything like setting up PCs so that the user just sees the virtual machine?
What products? How hard to set up etc?
Any thoughts or words of wisdom?