6 Replies Latest reply on Nov 4, 2019 10:44 AM by kumbruck1979

    VMware (Vcloud) resource pools with Horizon View workload

    kumbruck1979 Lurker

      Hello all,

       

       

       

      If I'm not mistaken, it is best practice to not include VMWare Horizon View workload in any VMWare resource pool, this to make sure that VMware Horizon View workload are not restricted by any CPU or memory limitations and/or reservations.

       

       

       

      However, it seems that using VMWare resource pools are mandatory when working with VMWare Vcloud Director. Are there any best practices regarding configuring the Vcloud resource pool that contains VMWare Horizon View workload? Is there maybe still a possibility not using any resource pools when using VMWare vcloud?

       

       

      What are the general best practices regarding VMWare resource pools in combination with VMWare Horizon View workload?

       

       

       

      thanks for any help!

        • 1. Re: VMware (Vcloud) resource pools with Horizon View workload
          paluszekd Hot Shot
          vExpertVMware Employees

          While I've seen a few providers run Horizon workloads in the same vCenter instance as vCD, I would not recommend this for the following reasons:

           

          1. You do not want to override any resource pool configuration executed by vCD. vCD is the authoritative state for these configurations and should not be changed at all.

          2. Horizon workloads have a different I/O profile compared to traditional IaaS/Multi-Tenant workloads.

          3. If you are in the VMware Cloud Provider Program (VCPP), monthly licensing consumption of Horizon workloads operates differently than traditional VM workloads. Horizon is licensed on concurrent connections where traditional VM's are licensed on vRAM consumption.

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          • 2. Re: VMware (Vcloud) resource pools with Horizon View workload
            kumbruck1979 Lurker

            Hello paluszek,

             

            thanks for your valuable feedback, much appreciated!

             

            One additional question: what would be your recommendated regarding Vcloud resource pool configuration for Horizon View workload?

             

            Could you give me specific/technical details regarding this Vcloud resource pool configuration for Horizon View workload?

             

            thanks in advance!

             

            Joeri Kumbruck

            • 3. Re: VMware (Vcloud) resource pools with Horizon View workload
              paluszekd Hot Shot
              vExpertVMware Employees

              Hi Joeri -

               

              If this is required, I suggest the following:

              - Rather than create your vCD provider VDC at the cluster level, create a child resource pool that would be consumed for that respective pVDC

              - Create a secondary child resource pool at the cluster level (same hierarchy as the vCD pVDC RP) and apply your specific CPU/Memory requirements for your Horizon workloads.

              - In this configuration, vCD would not see the Horizon RP.

               

              Again, I would recommend a different path.

               

              -Daniel

              • 4. Re: VMware (Vcloud) resource pools with Horizon View workload
                kumbruck1979 Lurker

                Hello Daniel,

                 

                thanks for the swift reply!

                 

                What exactly do you mean with "Again, I would recommend a different path."?

                 

                What path is the most recommended in your opinion ? Could you give me more (technical) details regarding your recommended path?

                 

                thanks,

                 

                Joeri

                • 5. Re: VMware (Vcloud) resource pools with Horizon View workload
                  paluszekd Hot Shot
                  VMware EmployeesvExpert

                  I would not deploy Horizon in the same vCenter as vCloud Director. They should be completely independent environments.

                  • 6. Re: VMware (Vcloud) resource pools with Horizon View workload
                    kumbruck1979 Lurker

                    Hello Daniel,

                     

                    that's clear. When having a completely seperate vcenter for Horizon View workload and when administering the complete Vmware environment (including the Horizon View environment that runs via a seperate vcenter) must be done via vCD, what are your recommendations regarding resource pools for Horizon View workload that runs via  this seperate vcenter? (are resource pools required/mandatory when using vCD?).

                     

                    Also, another question though, do you have experience with Citrix Xenapp/Xendesktop workload that runs within VMware resource pools and that are administered via vCD?