VMware View VDI Flash Calculator v2.7 Released

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

This new release is add some key storage capabilities. 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 2.7

– Added support for storage array caching calculation capabilities
– Added support for storage block de-duplication
– Added configuration validations based on storage protocol (Block and File)
– Added support for VAAI (vStorage API for Array Integration) validations
– Added higher degree of control over refresh cycle for floating pools
– Small UI changes

 

Caching – Intelligent arrays make use of DRAM and/or SSD memory to store most accessed blocks in memory. Memory stored in memory do not require backend spindle access, therefore reducing the total requirements on the backend. This is a powerfull option but should be used with caution. Normally is not possible to know the caching ratio until a project pilot is done.

Block De-duplication – Some arrays have either in-line block de-duplication or offline block de-duplication that helps to reduce the total capacity requirement. The de-duplication ratio for VDI deployments is normally high due to the block communality across multiple Windows desktop VMs. This is a powerful option but should be used with caution. Normally is not possible to know the caching ratio until a project pilot is done.

 

Check out the VDI calculator training video. You can find the video at http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=2551 (not updated for release 2.7)

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I have also updated 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 VDI Calculator on the top bar.

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    • Gina Bollenback on 01/20/2012 at 1:36 pm

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  1. Gina, thanks for your and sharing.

    Andre

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