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VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions by Andre Leibovici, Jason Langone

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Tiered storage

VMware View 4.5 and above allow administrators to select different datastores to host different types of virtual disks (replica, linked clone, and persistent). Data performance classification is an important part of storage tiering implementation and allows administrators to select datastores that provide the most appropriate storage tier in regards to performance, cost, and capacity for each type of disk in use.

Note

Important: Do not confuse the storage tiering feature provided by VMware View with auto storage tiering offered by storage vendors. The solution provided by VMware View is static and does not automatically move data around to achieve best performance. The solutions are complementary to each other.

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