FedeVMW
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Recommendations for View 4 infraestructure x 30 users

Hello,

I am starting to plan a View 4 deployment for 30 users.

I am wondering about recommendations to follow regarding to which hardware to use.

I don´t have a clear idea regarding to how many Virtual Desktops can I support with 1 cpu core, etc.

The VMs should only run Windows XP and Office 2007.

Any comments will be much appreciated

Regards

Federico

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rosspcs
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Its not just the Server hardware, the storage will play a big part in how well this performs, as an example i got 160 XP desktops on 2 BL680 blades

(4 x 6 core CPU`s per blade) and the SAN was a USPV so very high end .

So what are you thinking in terms of Resliance etc.

2 things to be aware of is that this density is ok as long as you dont have patching and virus scanning all happening at the same time.

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FedeVMW
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It is supposed to be started for 12 users that are divided between 3 remote sites.

The max growth will be 30 users.

Also I would like to know about wan links?

And regarding to client hardware are you using any kind of thin client or just reusing pcs/notebooks ?

Thanks for your prompt answer

Federico

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rosspcs
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I used, a mixture of HP thinclients and desktops, and as for the WAN you treat the connection like RDP, i consistantly use View over a VPN and it works great.

Do you know what you are going to use for Storage SAN or internal HD

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FedeVMW
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Not yet, but I think I will be a must to have a SAN because of the IOPS of the VMs.

I believe I will be not a good idea to try local disks for this.

I also want to share with you the following article I found surfing the web, seems to be so interesting.

http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/2009/12/vmware-view-sizing-best-practices/

Have a look at it

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rosspcs
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Thats a good article and is very realistic