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

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Read/write I/O ratio

The read/write I/O ratio will determine how many disks are required to support the VDI workload in a RAID configuration. Now we will learn how critical it is to understand the read and write I/O ratio to allow administrators to properly size storage arrays from a frontend (storage processors) and backend (disks) standpoint.

In the last topic, we talked about the total number of IOPS that a virtual desktop produces during boot, log in, and steady state utilization. IOPS may be read or written. Every time a disk block is read, we have a read I/O and every time a blog is written, we have a write I/O.

The Windows operating systems are by nature very I/O intensive, and most of those I/Os are write I/Os. This is actually a very interesting ...

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