Cisco and VMware have released a paper titled: "Cisco Unified Computing System with VMware Horizon 6 with View and Virtual SAN". The paper which contains 59 pages describes a reference architecture for running VMware’s Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution Horizon 6 with View and Virtual SAN on top of Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) hardware.
The purpose of the reference architecture is to provide guidance about the following aspects of deploying this joint solution:
- Scalability and performance results while hosting 800 VMware Horizon 6 with View virtual desktops using industry-standardized benchmarking of real-world workloads
- Design and implementation best practices covering Cisco UCS configurations, VMware Virtual SAN storage policies, and data-store-sizing guidance for hosting VMware Horizon 6 with View virtual desktops.
- Availability and resiliency considerations related to proper maintenance procedures and the handling of various failure scenarios with VMware Virtual SAN
The paper contains the following sections:
- Executive summary
- Solution Overview
- System Configuration (Design)
- Test Results
- Test Methodology
- System Sizing
- Bill of Materials