Virtual Machine: Templates

Learn how our Virtual Machines Templates allow you to create specific versions or images VMs for different computing solutions.

This article refers to the MyCloudIT Gen 2 platform, which was launched in 2015. Look for MyCloudIT Gen 3 to be launched in early 2020.

Overview

Our Virtual Machines Templates allow you to create specific versions or images VMs for different computing solutions, such as test/dev, disaster recovery, and high-intensive graphic apps. We have 10 different servers so far, including:

  1. Microsoft BizTalk Server
  2. Microsoft Dynamics AX
  3. Microsoft Dynamics GP
  4. Microsoft Dynamics NAV
  5. Microsoft SharePoint
  6. Microsoft SQL Server
  7. Microsoft Visual Studio
  8. Microsoft Windows Server
  9. Microsoft Windows Server Essentials
  10. Microsoft Windows Server HPC Pack

Within each option, you will be able to choose Standalone or Domain-joined deployment type.

We also provide Golden Image Virtual Machine, which is a great complement to your existing Remote Desktops, Remote Apps, or Virtual Machines deployments. Learn more about Golden Image here.

This guide will show you how to deploy virtual machines using Standalone and Domain-Joined options.

Standalone Virtual Machines

A Standalone VM is an isolated server. it can run the same software and fulfill the same purpose as a domain-joined but it is not part of a deployment. Standalone VMs can be useful for Web servers or applications that need to be accessed from the Internet, or for personal use to work every day.

Domain-joined Virtual Machines

A Domain-joined VM is a server that is part of an RDS deployment. It can communicate with the rest of the VMs, lives inside the same virtual network and therefore all the internal communication is private. Domain joined VMs can be used for customer applications, database applications, etc. Domain-joined VMs are usually used for any software that may be needed by the users in a deployment but consumes too many resources. It is recommended to put it on a separate server different than the session hosts and then be accessed remotely or via Web.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss with our Support team which server works best for you, contact MyCloudIT at support@mycloudit.com.