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50,000-Seat VMware View 4.5 Deployment Reference Architecture

VMware released a 50,000-Seat VMware View Deployment Reference Architecture in partnership with NetApp, Wyse, Cisco and Fujitsu. The RA posted on NetApp blog originally in August, 2010 has now been made available at VMware website.

The scenario deploys a 50,000-seat environment on 10 NetApp FAS3170 high-availability (HA) pairs using the Network File System (NFS) protocol. A 20,000-seat deployment and six 5,000-seat regular deployments are used in this scenario.

The deployment uses a 50% read/write mix and allows a minimum of 10% CPU availability on each controller. In addition, each virtual machine (VM) is assumed to use 12 input/output operations per second (IOPS) in the configuration. Based on these assumptions, a maximum of 5,000 seats can be run on a FAS3170 HA pair.

 

Each building block (pod) used to construct the solution was as follows:

• 60 ESX 4.1 Hosts (Cisco UCS or Fujitsu PRIMERGY)
• 1 FAS3170 HA Cluster
• 2 vCenter Servers
• 3 Connection Servers (running PCoIP®)
• 5,000 Microsoft Windows 7 VMs

 

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The document can be downloaded from VMware’s website here

3 comments

  1. Andre Leibovici

    @Robert Kadish
    If you read the Design Approach section you will find:

    The deployment uses a 50% read/write mix and allows a minimum of 10% CPU availability on each controller. In addition, each virtual machine (VM) is assumed to use 12 input/output operations per second (IOPS) in the configuration. Based on these assumptions, a maximum of 5,000 seats can be run on a FAS3170 HA pair.

  2. robert Kadish

    Being on the vendor side of the house I’m dying to find a customer who will buy my solution based on assumptions!

  3. Robert Kadish

    Just wondering what IOPS numbers they used?

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