ESXi and Terminal Servers
Posted on 2010-01-05
I need to deploy 2 terminal servers, Windows 2k3 or 2k8 and Ubuntu. These will be used by 10 - 15 developers and office personell who will sometimes be using resource instensive applications. ( Photoshop, Fireworks, Eclipse debugging, etc.) Users will access Windows over RDP and linux over XDMCP and NX.
I was planning on installing both operating systems on the same physical server ( 2x Nehalem Quad Core, 16 GB RAM ) under ESXi, but have been hearing stories of people remigrating their terminal servers back to physical hardware due to performance problems under vmware.
Are there typical pitfalls to avoid, best practice guidelines for terminal servers under vmware?
Anybody having success or problems with such a setup?
Please comment if you've had experience, I'll spread the points around the most helpful comments.