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

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Storage tiering and I/O distribution

Previously in this chapter, we discussed VMware View tiered storage and the ability to assign different datastores or exports to different types of disks. Now, we will discuss how those tiers interact with the storage infrastructure from an I/O perspective.

VMware View 4.5 introduced the ability to select a dedicated datastore, where replica disks are stored. The VMware View Architecture Guide recommends that this datastore should be served by a pool of SSDs. SSDs generally provide a larger amount of Input/Outputs Per Second and throughput.

As mentioned earlier, common scenarios where high performance and high throughput are required are during boot and login storms, and during large scale application deployment ...

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