Solved

EVGA ZERO CLIENT AND VMWARE HORIZON VIEW

Posted on 2014-01-28
4
764 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-31
We currently have a couple dedicated EVGA Host and Client configurations using PD06 with HD03 for 5-Axis CAD/CAM which allows us to keep the workstations away from the oily shop floor environment.

The VMWware Horizon View appears to be the next solution for our not so intense workstation replacements.

1.  Does the EVGA PD06 work well with VMWare View?
2.  Are there other zero clients better suited or more stable etc.?
3.  How to size the mothership (server) for 10 workstations?
0
Comment
Question by:Lance McGrew
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 1

Assisted Solution

by:Jose Ramirez
Jose Ramirez earned 166 total points
Comment Utility
As per VMware's official HCL the PD06 is supported just fine: http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/detail.php?deviceCategory=vdm&productid=33953&deviceCategory=vdm&partner=366&keyword=pd06&page=1&display_interval=10&sortColumn=Partner&sortOrder=Asc

There are multiple zero clients available, all that are certified to work properly with Horizon View can be checked here: http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=vdm

Also, for sizing this is very relative, depending on the type of applications that you plan to run and whether or not would you take advantage of Linked-Clones which can reduce a lot the storage requirements on your setup, that being said I would suggest you go over the VMwarte Horizon View Reviewer's Guide as it can guide you to right-size your setup according to your needs and provide you with the basic knowledge to manage your View environment in an efficient way:  http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/view/VMware-View-Evaluators-Guide.pdf
0
 
LVL 117

Assisted Solution

by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 334 total points
Comment Utility
1.  Does the EVGA PD06 work well with VMWare View?

Yes, it works well. Not the cheapest. and EVGA are quiet a newcomer in the thin cliernt market.

2.  Are there other zero clients better suited or more stable etc.?

Dell Thin Clients (Wyse), Igel, 10Zig have better solutions, in our opinion.

Also check out http://www.thinspace.co.uk/ in you are in the UK

3.  How to size the mothership (server) for 10 workstations?

We size as follows, 2 vCPU per VM, 4GB of RAM per VM for 64 bit Windows 7 or Windows 8. I would not bother with Linked Clones for 10 workstations. Allocate 80GB per VM of disk storage.

So you will need a server with at least 40GB, so I would spec a server with 64GB RAM, and at least Dual Processors with Quad Cores.

Disk Access is the biggest killer....

an expensive outlay for 10 workstations!
0
 

Author Comment

by:Lance McGrew
Comment Utility
On top of this 10-user VMW View consideration, is the second host we need to build and implement either vMotion, HA, or SRM.   I have it in my mind to build this "fail over" box with enough horsepower to also handle 10-user View clients.

Yet another consideration is migrating our current Direct Attached Storage away from the current host onto a Storage Area Network.
0
 
LVL 117

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 334 total points
Comment Utility
You will need at least two servers, maybe three, and shared storage.

be careful selecting shared storage, because VDI requirements can be higher than Server requirements.
0

Featured Post

NetScaler Deployment Guides and Resources

Citrix NetScaler is certified to support many of the most commonly deployed enterprise applications. Deployment guides provide in-depth recommendations on configuring NetScaler to meet specific application requirements.

Join & Write a Comment

Create your own, high-performance VM backup appliance by installing NAKIVO Backup & Replication directly onto a Synology NAS!
Last article we focus in how to VMware: How to create and use VMs TAGs – Part 1 so before follow this article and perform the next tasks, you should read the first article how to create the TAG before using them in Veeam Backup Jobs.
Teach the user how to install and configure the vCenter Orchestrator virtual appliance Open vSphere Web Client: Deploy vCenter Orchestrator virtual appliance OVA file: Verify vCenter Orchestrator virtual appliance boots successfully: Connect to the …
Teach the user how to use vSphere Update Manager to update the VMware Tools and virtual machine hardware version Open vSphere Client: Review manual processes for updating VMware Tools and virtual hardware versions: Create a new baseline group in vSp…

743 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now