Paper: IBM SmartCloud Desktop Infrastructure with VMware View

IBM and VMware released a Reference Architecture titled: "IBM SmartCloud Desktop Infrastructure with VMware View". The paper, which contains 52 pages and describes the reference architecture for using VMware View 5.1 on the ESXi 5 hypervisor. It

gives an architecture overview and component model of the VMware View and then describes the deployment model of VMware View using different number of users on a variety of IBM® hardware platforms including IBM Flex System, IBM PureFlex System, IBM System x, IBM networking, and IBM storage.


The paper contains the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • Architectural overview
  • Component model
    • VMware View provisioning
    • Storage model
  • Operational model
    • Compute servers for virtual desktops
    • Compute server for hosted shared desktops
    • Management servers
    • Systems management
    • Shared storage
    • Networking
    • Deployment models
  • Bill of materials
  • Resources