Category Archives: virtual desktop

Citrix XenDesktop on NetApp Storage Solution Guide

I am very happy to announce new technical paper Citrix XenDesktop on NetApp Storage Solution Guide is released.  Thanks for Neil Glick to architect and set up the whole infrastructure with me, and Will who did all the performance testing.

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Non-disruptive operation for data center and cloud solutions

One of the benefits of NetApp clustered OnTap is non-disruptive operation. The key to efficiency and the lynchpin of clustering is the ability to make sure that the cluster does not fail—ever. The nondisruptive collection of independent nodes working together … Continue reading

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Personal vDisk and IO redistribution

With the persistent (assigned) desktop configuration utilizing Citrix personal vDisk, the effect of I/O to the storage can be summarized as follows: Much of the workload that went to the write cache in a nonpersistent desktop now goes to the … Continue reading

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User data in VDI

User data is the end-user data or home-directory data. In a virtual desktop environment, the home directory data located in a NetApp volume is shared through the CIFS protocol and is mapped as a drive letter in the virtual desktop. … Continue reading

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XENDESKTOP ON NETAPP CLUSTER MODE SOLUTION OVERVIEW

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a blog on the benefits of NetApp clustered Ontap with virtual desktop. I have been working on a reference architecture of XenDesktop on NetApp clustered OnTap last 3 months. There will be a … Continue reading

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5K seat Citrix XenDesktop on Hyper-V and NetApp reference architecture

It has been fun to work with my Citrix friends Seth Roth, Drew Tipton, Roland Lee and my NetApp friends Neil Glick, Will Strickland and Rob Briggs on this 5 thousand seat reference architecture.  Happy reading! This reference architecture documents the … Continue reading

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XenDesktop Storage design Series: Part 1

XenDesktop Storage design Series 1 As a solution architect, I have been working with customers, NetApp sales engineers and partners on design and deploy virtual desktop last 4 years. I hope this blog series will help you to deploy virtual … Continue reading

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