As you mentioned yourself already, QlikSense will not install on a 32bit OS. A 64bit image of the client's VDI will allow QlikSense to install and run, but any 32bit version won't.
If I understand your request correctly:
1. Can we install Qlik Sense Desktop on our VDI Image? [Yes, if they are 64bit]
2. If we can will it not work on the users machine because they are running 32 bit machines? [It will NOT work on any 32bit instance.]
Andy - quick question - do the users - SHARE the same VDI image?
Users access their software via a VDI instance
Is the VDI image running on a single machine?
I'm just trying to understand the deployment strategy.
Qlik Sense Desktop - is designed to be installed on individual workstations that support Windows 64-bit operating systems, regardless if the O/S is running on VMware / VirtualBox - etc. Are you saying the VDI image is a 64-bit Guest image, running on a 32-bit Host operating system? (Which I am not even sure if that is possible)
Can you clarify?
We have a single image. A new session is started each time a user logs on. Other images can be created but these would be role driven.
I believe at the moment the OS on the current image is 32 bit but could be changed. I'm not sure myself if it would be possible but could we have an Image with a 64 bit OS running on the 32 bit machine as the physical machine is in effect a dumb terminal providing a gateway to the users actual environment.
I have our VDI guys checking if this is possible. I'm just wondering in principle would Qlik Sense have any issues with being installed on a shared image with a 64 bit Windows OS.
Hi Andy - I had some brief discussions with PM, though the environment should technically work like this, (as each user will have their own directory (the user folder used by Qlik Sense Desktop will stay the same because I assume you will do a setup where the user profile will be generated based on a template) - however, it is not designed to function in this manner nor does it have a centralized repository for storage and sharing of resources, etc.
In that case, it is recommended that you use the full Qlik Sense platform to deploy a mulit-user environment such as this.
Here are a list of new videos that cover the Qlik Sense full platform: