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Dell EMC Ready Architectures for VDIDesigns for VMware Horizon on Dell EMC XC FamilyAugust 2019H17386.3Validation GuideAbstractThis validation guide describes the architecture and performance of the integration ofVMware Horizon components for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) on Dell EMC XCFamily devices.Dell EMC Solutions
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Introduction5Executive summary.............................................................................................6Document purpose..............................................................................................7Audience.............................................................................................................7We value your feedback......................................................................................7Test Environment Configuration and Best Practices9Validated hardware resources...........................................................................10Enterprise hardware.............................................................................10Storage hardware.................................................................................10Graphics hardware................................................................................10Network hardware.................................................................................11Validated software resources............................................................................12Validated system versions.................................................................................12Virtual networking configuration........................................................................13Management server infrastructure....................................................................13NVIDIA GRID License Server................................................................14SQL Server databases..........................................................................14DNS......................................................................................................14High availability..................................................................................................14VMware Horizon 7 architecture.........................................................................15Solution Performance and Testing17Testing process.................................................................................................18Resource monitoring.............................................................................18Load generation....................................................................................18Profiles and workloads..........................................................................19A comparison of linked clones and instant clones.................................22Virtual Desktop Profile.........................................................................23Login VSI test analysis and results....................................................................23Login VSI test results summary............................................................24Knowledge Worker, 135 users per host, ESXi 6.7, Horizon 7.7............25Power Worker, 106 users per host, ESXi 6.7, Horizon 7.7....................31Graphics Multimedia worker, 48 vGPU users per host, ESXi 6.7, Horizon7.7........................................................................................................36Graphics Power Worker, 96 vGPU users per host, ESXi 6.7, Horizon 7.7.............................................................................................................44RDSH Task Worker, 233 users per host, ESXi 6.7, Horizon 7.7...........53Conclusion59Test results and density recommendations.......................................................60Summary..........................................................................................................60References63Dell EMC documentation..................................................................................64VMware documentation....................................................................................64NVIDIA documentation......................................................................................64Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5CONTENTSDell EMC Ready Architectures for VDI3
Contents4Dell EMC Ready Architectures for VDI
CHAPTER 1IntroductionThis chapter presents the following topics:lExecutive summary.................................................................................................................6lDocument purpose..................................................................................................................7lAudience..................................................................................................................................7lWe value your feedback..........................................................................................................7Dell EMC Ready Architectures for VDI5
Executive summaryVirtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) plays a crucial role in today's business transformationinitiatives. VDI is the most efficient way to present Microsoft Windows applications to users in

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Term
Winter
Professor
ERIQUE SIQUEIRA
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Dell Inc, EMC, Desktop virtualization

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