Horizon View VDI Calculator v3.0 Released

I have just release the Horizon View VDI Calculator v.3.0 with full support for Horizon View 5.2 and vCenter 5.1. This is a major release of the calculator with multiple enhancements to mostly support higher scalability with the new versions of View and vCenter.
What’s New in Release 3.0

– Added support for pools with 2,000 desktops
– Added support for new processors with 12 and 16 cores
– Added support for user-defined VM limit in vCenter
– Added support for user-defined vSphere cluster size
– Added support for 10,000 desktops with vCenter 5.1
– Multiple backend changes to support Horizon View 5.2
– Multiple backend changes to support vCenter 5.1
– Enabled high availability features as Default options
– Removed support for vCenter Server earlier than 5.0
– Removed support for View earlier than 5.0
– Removed cluster size dependency on storage protocol


vCenter VM Limit -  In previous versions of the calculator the limit was pre-set by the calculator. With vCenter 5.1 supporting up to 10,000 desktops you may now set how many VMs should run run per vCenter Server. Increasing or Reducing the number of VMs per vCenter will define the number of individual blocks per Horizon View pod.

Max Cluster Size – vCenter 5.1 and View 5.2 introduced support for up to 32 hosts per cluster with NFS and Block storage technologies. Based on your design and use-case you are now able to define the maximum number of hosts per cluster.

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Support for new processors with 12 and 16 cores


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What’s Next?

SEsparse – For the next small release I will be adding support for the new SESparse disk format. However, SESparse reclamation process is based on disk utilization and that will drastically vary according to use-cases and usage. To size for SEsparse today, if you know you are able to reclaim 2GB every time wipe/shrink operation is sun, than set the total disk size to a smaller number.


Check out the VDI calculator training video. You can find the video at http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=2551

Check out the manual to help you to better use the VDI Flash Calculator. The manual can be found at http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=1927.

The VDI calculator can be found at http://myvirtualcloud.net/?page_id=1076. Alternatively, go to my blog homepage and select View Calculator on the top bar.

This article was first published by Andre Leibovici (@andreleibovici) at myvirtualcloud.net.

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