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Optimizing Citrix® XenDesktop® for High Performance by Craig Thomas Ellrod

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VMware storage tweaks

VMware are continually improving their product, which means they are ahead of the game when it comes to tweaking storage performance. For example, you can have a virtual machine with a VMDK disk size of 62 TB. Some concepts related to storage performance in VMware are discussed in the following sections.

VSAN

We mentioned hyper converged storage earlier. VMware has a VSAN implementation that allows you to aggregate storage into a single resource pool that delivers high performance at a lower cost.

vFRC

VMware Flash Read Cache (vFRC) allows a hypervisor host to use a local solid state drive (SSD) as a cache for virtual machines. It can improve performance by caching in the SSD drives I/O loads that are heavy and need reduced ...

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