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Implementing VMware Horizon 7 - Second Edition

By : Jason Ventresco
Book Image

Implementing VMware Horizon 7 - Second Edition

By: Jason Ventresco

Overview of this book

VMware Horizon 7 has been a buzz since it was announced. One of the major reasons is the introduction of the new Instant Clones feature. This book will complement the product documentation by providing real-life examples of how it is implemented along with the latest features and components of the platform. We'll explore the latest features of the platform, including those added through product acquisitions such as User Environment Manager and App Volumes. Further on, you will also be introduced to the new capabilities added to the core product such Linked-Clone RDS pools. Upon completion of this book, you will have an understanding of the capabilities and benefits VMware Horizon can provide to your organization, and how each of its components are implemented.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Implementing VMware Horizon 7 Second Edition
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Optimization results – Horizon desktop IOPS

Desktop optimization benefits one infrastructure component more than any other: storage. Until all flash storage arrays achieve price parity with the traditional spinning disk arrays many of us use today, reducing the per-desktop input/output operations per second (IOPS) required will continue to be an important part of any Horizon deployment.


On a per-disk basis, a flash drive can accommodate more than 15 times the IOPS of an enterprise SAS or SCSI disk, or 30 times the IOPS of a traditional desktop SATA disk. Organizations that choose an all-flash array may find that they have more than sufficient IOPS capacity, even without doing any optimization.

The following graph shows the reduction in IOPS that occurred after performing the optimization techniques described later in this chapter. This measurement was observed while testing the desktop using a user workload simulator:

The optimized desktop generated 15 percent fewer IOPS during the user...