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CVD: FlexPod Reference Architecture for a 2000 Seat Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 on VMware vSphere 5.1: Storage

Two nodes FAS3240 with 4 shelves DS2246 were utilized in the deployment to support 1450 users of hosted shared desktops (HSD) and 550 users of hosted VDI (HVD). Clustered Data ONTAP version is 8.2P4. To support the differing security, backup, … Continue reading

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Join me for FlexPod Datacenter with Citrix XenDesktop Validated Design webex

FlexPod Datacenter with Citrix XenDesktop Validated Design Converged solutions, which combine desktop operating systems, applications, compute, network and storage improve agility, simplify the deployment and reduce the cost of desktop virtualization. In this webinar, you will discover how the validated … Continue reading

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CVD: FlexPod Reference Architecture for a 2000 Seat Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 on VMware vSphere 5.1: Architecture

This CVD provides a 2000-Seat Virtual Desktop Infrastructure using Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 built on Cisco UCS B200-M3 blades with NetApp FAS 3200-series and the VMware vSphere ESXi 5.1 hypervisor platform. The architecture deployed is highly modular. While each customer’s environment … Continue reading

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XenDesktop 7.1 with vSphere 5.1 on NetApp CVD is published

Finally after many late nights, we finished our CVD XenDesktop 7.1 with vSphere 5.1 on NetApp. I had great time working with the best engineers in Citrix and Cisco. I will start my series blog posts on this CVD shortly. Happy … Continue reading

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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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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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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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