Get started with OpenGnsys VDI

OpenGnsys allows you to manage and deploy Operating System (OS) images over bare metal computers. Starting OpenGnsys 1.2.0, you can also use it to deploy OS images over virtual machines.

OpenGnsys VDI requirements

You have to install OpenGnsys to run OpenGnsys VDI.

OpenGnsys VDI integrates seamlessly into an existing OpenGnsys installation.

OpenGnsys VDI concepts

OpenGnsys VDI simplifies Operating System (OS) image management and deployment through virtualization.

Host Computer
Host Computer
OpenGnsysVDI OS
OpenGnsysVDI OS
Guest OS
Guest OS
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  • The host computer is your regular bare metal desktop computer.

  • OpenGnsysVDI is a hypervisor OS which runs your OS inside a Virtual Machine (VM)

  • OgClient is the OpenGnsys client which receives commands from the OgServer to remote control on your desktop computers.

  • The desktop guest OS is your end user desktop OS, such as Ubuntu Linux and Microsoft Windows.

OpenGnsys VDI allows you to access your desktop Guest OS through VNC.

Enough talk, let's install it!

This is an overview of the installation process:

Download and install image on an USB
Download and install...
Install OpenGnsys VDI on host machine
Install OpenGnsys VD...
Configure OpenGnsys for server connection
Configure OpenGnsys...
Install your fresh new guest OS
Install your fresh n...
Restore your guest OS image
Restore your guest O...
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Download the OpenGnsys VDI image, burn it a USB stick and boot from it. Then, install it on a bare metal desktop computer.

Once you have installed OpenGnsys VDI, you can generate an OS image for your collection of OpenGnsys OS images and restore through OgLive.

OpenGnsys VDI provides an easy-to-use control plane to install your guest OS.

For details, please check the user guide available at the Download section.

Can we help you?

We, together with the wonderful OpenGnsys community, are constantly improving and adding new features so feel free get in touch with us at if you find a bug or if you have a feature request :)