2000 Seat XenDesktop 7 Storage Sizing and Configuration Example

I am configuring 2000 seats XenDesktop 7 deployment these days. 

1000 Hosted Shared Desktop, 500 Hosted VDI (Pool desktops), and 500 Hosted VDI with personal vDisk. I used NetApp VDI Sizer to get the work loads spread to NetApp FAS 3240 2 nodes cluster with 4 SAS 15K RPM 600 GB disk shelves. Image

 

 

Also I listed the virtual storage servers and volumes below. You can put all these volumes in one virtual storage server if you want. Virtual storage server can separate different work load and give users more secure and flexible environment. 

vSERVER

VOLUME 

SIZE

PROTOCOL

Thin provisioning

Dedupe

Backup

Node

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

500GB

NFS

y

Y, nightly

Yes

2

 

vdisk

200GB

iSCSI

y

Y, nightly

Yes

2

Hosted Shared

Write Cache 1

2TB

NFS

y

no

no

1

 

write cache 2

2TB

NFS

y

no

no

1

Hosted VDI

Write Cache 1

2TB

NFS

y

no

no

2

 

write cache 2

2TB

NFS

y

no

no

2

 

PvDisk

6TB

NFS

y

Y, nightly

yes

2

CIFS 

HomeDIR

Hosted Shared

2TB

cifs

y

Y, nightly

yes

1

 

Hostedvdi

1TB

cifs

y

Y, nightly

yes

1

 

hostedvdiPvDisk

1TB

cifs

y

Y, nightly

yes

1

SAN boot Hypervisor is optional in any deployment. 

About zhurachel

I am a solution architect focus on virtualization and storage.
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2 Responses to 2000 Seat XenDesktop 7 Storage Sizing and Configuration Example

  1. christydavid says:

    Hey Zhurachel,
    Very nice post.Thanks for making my work easy.

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