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VDI Flash Calculator v1.9 Major Released

I have just uploaded a new release of the online VDI Flash Calculator.

This is a Major release and include cool new features. Despite a number a requests I have delayed including IOPs calculation due to the workload specific nature. I wanted to make sure that aspects such as Read/Write ratio and RAID penalty were properly included in the calculations. Read my article Get hold of VDI IOPs, Read/Write Ratios and Storage Tiering to understand the implications.

Release 1.9
– Added support for Printing
– Added IOPs calculation based on Workload IOPS, RAID Type and Read/Write ratio
– Re-positioned fields that relate to each other
– Minor UI adjustments

 

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

 

Release 1.8
– Added field to show number of VMs per host
– Fix for storage consumption calculation when using Suspend Power Policy

Release 1.7
– Added dropdown menu to allow selection of number of vCPUs per VM
– Added dropdown menu to allow selection of number of displays per VM
– Added dropdown menu to allow selection of maximum display resolution per VM
– Added automated calculation of virtual machine memory overhead

Release 1.6
– Added dropdown menu to allow selection of maximum number of VMs per vCenter. Only applies to vCenter 4.1.
– Changed from Dropdown menu to free entry of Number of VMs per Datastore to allow more than 64 VMs.
– Fixed bug when calculating delta sizes whilst Refresh OS on logoff set to 0%.
– Fixed calculation of vCenter Servers when number of VMs was equal to vCenter Server limit.

Release 1.5
– Added support for Dedicated Datastore for Replicas (SSD)
– Added support for use of VM memory reservation
– Added support for Cluster with HA (N+1)
– Added information on number of clusters required
– Fixed bug with overcommitment memory calculation

Release 1.4
– Added support for .vswp calculation with Linked Clones
– Added configurable Hypervizor memory overhead
– Added configurable VM memory overhead

Release 1.3
– Added support for VMware View 4.5 Disposable disks
– Added Storage Breakdown summary for VMware View 4.5 Tiering

Release 1.2
– Added Host number calculation based on Desktop State when Not in Use (On, Suspend, Power Off)
– Added Storage calculation based on Desktop State when Not in Use (On, Suspend, Power Off)
– Added 4Gb overhead for vmKernel when calculating Host Memory with Overcommit
– Fixed bug when calculating Hosts Memory overcommit with low number of VMs per core

Release 1.1
– Added ERR validation for Number of Desktop Pools (max. 512 Linked Clone VMs per Desktop Pool)
– Added developer name and blog URL at bottom

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