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

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Capacity sizing exercises

Sizing the storage infrastructure correctly might be the difference between succeeding or failing a VDI rollout. Many deployments that have excellent performance during the pilot and initial production quickly start to run into storage contention issues because of the lack of understanding of the storage layer.

In the next section, we demonstrate a few sizing exercises for different VMware View implementations.

Sizing full clones

Let's see two scenarios for sizing full clones.

Scenario 1

The following are the parameters:

  • Desktops: 1,000
  • Pool type: Dedicated (full clones)
  • Guest OS: Windows 7
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Disk size: 40 GB
  • Disk consumed: 22 GB
  • Overhead: 10 percent

Parent VM

The Parent VM may be thin or thick provisioned and is usually powered ...

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