What is VMware Desktop Reference Architecture Workload Simulator (RAWC)?
RAWC is a desktop workload tool that generates a realistic, adjustable workload with various applications in the desktop virtual machine. The results gathered regarding CPU usage, memory utilization, storage, and network can be analyzed to identify appropriateness and readiness of a given environment to run virtual desktops. As of today we have over 3,500 Partner downloads. RAWC is widely used all over the world. Here are some new Reference Architectures that have been created with RAWC. These are outstanding examples of white papers done by our Partners.
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EVO:RAIL or VDI-in-a-BOX
Notice the "scenarios" of a VDI user; a day in the life.
This is another excellent white paper RA done on Cisco blade servers. Very detailed.
Here is another excellent RA from Hitachi. This is a fine example of RA work done by Hitachi.
Stateless Reference Architecture:
In this white paper, you can see a "day in the life" of a desktop. It's an older paper but excellent.
AlwaysOn Desktop implementation RA from VCE and VMware
RAWC 2.5 for Windows 10 and Office 2016 is here!
Here is a white paper that gives some good guidelines for Sever and Storage sizing that you might find helpful:
This paper talks about Workload Considerations:
This is the general idea I came up with for RAWC originally.