Paper: VMware Horizon 6 Storage Considerations

VMware has released a paper titled: "VMware Horizon 6 Storage Considerations". The paper which contains 36 pages takes a close look at the most important questions and challenges that face anyone tasked with designing a new Horizon 6 deployment.

The paper focuses on performance, capacity, and operational considerations of the storage subsystem because storage is the foundation of any virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) implementation. The paper also provides relevant considerations for App Volumes, Mirage, Workspace Portal, and Virtual SAN.


The paper contains the following sections:

  • Overview
  • Typical Storage Considerations
  • VMware Horizon Architecture
  • Capacity and Sizing Considerations
  • Sizing Guidelines
  • Storage Platform Considerations
  • VMware App Volumes Storage Considerations
  • Workspace Portal Storage Considerations
  • Mirage Storage Considerations
  • Storage Enhancements
  • Horizon 6 Storage Enhancements
  • Summary
  • References