bluepenguin
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Sizing VDM Connection Servers?

Hello

I need recommendations for sizing the VDM Connection Servers and the VDM Security Servers. This is the scenario:

- up to 2000 clients (mostly Wyse V10L) will connect to the VDM connection Servers inside the LAN (RDP will be directly from the thin client to the virtual desktop)

- up to 200 clients (PCs) will connect to VDM Connection Security Servers located in a DMZ.

I am not talking about the ESX sizing of the virtual desktops, but the sizing of the VDM servers. We will load balance with more than one server, that is certain, but how many VDM servers do I need?

Thanks

Frank

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TomHowarth
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Thread moved to the more appropiate VDM forum

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mpryor
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Frank,

VDM 2.0 was stress-tested with 1000 tunnelled users to a server for the release. From that, a pair of connection servers should be sufficient for your needs, especially as the majority of your clients will be bypassing the tunnel.

Mike

bluepenguin
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Mike

Is that an official recommendation? Who did that test?

Frank

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mittim12
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Check out this link below. In it Mark Benson describes the testing process for VDM and maxium connections. I hope it helps

http://communities.vmware.com/message/886616#886616

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mpryor
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VMware's QA team ran these tests, they've also tested against five VDM servers behind a load balancer (i.e. a standard server with four replicas). I've not seen a whitepaper on official recommendations for broker scaling, perhaps someone else can jump in with that if it's around?

Edit: Well spotted Tim, didn't realise Mark had already covered this.

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