Help with VDI (View) Performance; especially Disk Subsystem
Posted on 2012-09-19
We have a small (right now) VDI (View 5) environment. I have a single host: an IBM 3690 M5 with 144 GB RAM. We are using an IBM DS4700 SANs for our disk subsystem. At the moment I have about 50 desktops spun up, with about 15 people on at any one time. Very shortly I'll have close to 40 people on at a time. Our goal by the end of the year is around 100 desktops with 400-500 in the next couple of years.
I realize that we will need more hosts. However, my problem is with performance. I have tweaked the masters according to the Best Practice guide from VMware. I don't really think the host is holding me back either. I am fully convinced that the DS4700 is NOT where we want to go as we move forward.
I am looking for information about what others have done to get their VDI tweaked as well as possible, especially with the storage; since VDI seems to be very storage intensive.
I'd like to get replies only from individuals who have actually implemented these solutions and not just someone pointing me to some web site. I am NOT interested in some VDI in a box proprietary solution. I am interested in using IBM servers, but the storage can be whatever works the best.