Sizing and Best Practices for Deploying VMware View 5.1 on VMware vSphere 5.0 U1 with Dell EqualLogic Storage

Desktop virtualization is an important strategy for organizations seeking to reduce the cost and complexity of managing an expanding variety of client desktops, laptops, and mobile handheld devices. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) offers an opportunity to lower the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of desktop devices in all organizations, small and large. It is made even more attractive by the potential to make data more secure and improve desktop deployment flexibility.

This paper includes the results of a series of storage I/O performance tests and provides storage sizing guidance and best practices based on those results for designing and deploying VMware┬« View™ 5.1 (View) based VDI using the EqualLogic PS6100XS array as the primary storage platform

Sponsor: Dell