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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 – CPU utilization

Horizon recommends a maximum of 8 to 10 desktops per physical CPU core. There is no guarantee that your Horizon implementation will be able to attain this high consolidation ratio, though, as desktop workloads will vary from one type of user to another. The optimization techniques described in this chapter will help maximize the number of desktops you can run per server core.

The following graph shows the reduction in ESXi server % Processor Time that occurred after performing the optimization techniques described later in this chapter:


% Processor Time is one of the metrics that can be used to measure server processor utilization within vSphere. The statistics in the preceding graph were captured using the vSphere ESXTOP command line utility, which provides a number of performance statistics that the vCenter performance tabs do not offer in a raw format that is more suited for independent analysis.

The optimized desktop required between 5 and 10 percent...