Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
Discussions about VDI Solutions VMware Horizon and Citrix XenDesktop on Nutanix
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deduplication for Persitent Desktop for developer machine, would you recommend? some feedback please
I have a 5 nodes cluster with 6TB of Data, I'm in the process of migrating Persitent Desktops from NetApp to Nutanix Storage, I have a group of Developers that requesting 300 GB drive space each for their session, we are talking about 10 +, 3.5 TB . Now I have other users on that same cluster as well. Thus far performace is good with the migrated users, I just don't want to add the additional workload in the environment, over allocate my storage, pretty much rely on the deduplication Questions? would you recommend deduplication for Developpers VDI sessions? let's say we have a hickup on the storage side, and we need to power on all the machines? What is recommended best practices to enable deduplication, do we have a best practices guide?
Rapid Provisioning of Linux VDI Desktops with Horizon View on Nutanix
Hi All, I thought you might be interested in the blog article I posted on rapid provisioning of Linux VDI desktops with Horizon View on Nutanix. I have included all the scripts I used to make this work. Hope you like it. [url=http://longwhiteclouds.com/2015/08/06/rapid-provisioning-linux-vdi-desktops-with-horizon-view/]http://longwhiteclouds.com/2015/08/06/rapid-provisioning-linux-vdi-desktops-with-horizon-view/[/url] Kind regards, Michael
Nutanix Achieves Citrix Ready Certification For ShareFile Enterprise
ShareFile gives users true enterprise-class file sync and share data service across all corporate and personal mobile devices, while giving IT all the control it needs. Users can–for easy collaboration and enhanced productivity–access, sync and securely share files from any device with people both inside and outside the organization. With ShareFile, organizations have the flexibility to choose where their data is stored: on premises, in the cloud or a combination of both to meet their specific needs for data sovereignty, compliance, performance and costs. Nutanix, an enterprise virtualization and storage company, simplifies datacenter infrastructure by integrating server and storage resources into a turnkey appliance that is deployed in just 30 to 60 minutes, and runs any application at any scale. Nutanix offers cost-effective, anytime access to enterprise data that has built-in enterprise capabilities. These include de-duplication, compression, snapshot, site-level replication a
QoS for voice traffic prioritization in Horizon View
I'm looking at using Cisco IP Communicator on a Horizon View persistant desktop and would like some input on what others suggest for voice traffic prioritization. Some options I see: 1> Saying "It's on 10GB, it's fine" 2> Using a separate network (port group and VLAN) specifically for voice on a VSS with 1GB uplinks 3> Using a separate network (port group and VLAN) specifically for voice on a VDS with 1GB uplinks pinned to the port group 4> Using a separate network (port group and VLAN) specifically for voice on a VDS with 10GB uplinks 5> Using a separate network (port group and VLAN) specifically for voice on a VDS with 10GB uplinks and traffic prioritization on the TOR switches for the voice VLAN using IP Precedence (differentiated services code point [DSCP]) audio priority. Any thoughts community?
Introducing: vGPU on vSphere, installation and troubleshooting tips
At Nutanix the last couple of days I’ve been invGPUvolved in the testing of the new vGPU features from vSphere 6 in combination with the new NVIDIA grid drivers so that vGPU would also be available for desktops delivered via Horizon 6 on vSphere 6. During this initial phase I worked together with Martijn Bosschaart to get this installation covered and after an evening of configuring and troubleshooting I thought it would be a good idea to write a blogpost on this new feature that is coming. [b]What is vGPU and why do I need it?[/b] vGPU profiles deliver dedicated graphics memory by leveraging the vGPU Manager to assign the configured memory for each desktop. Each VDI instance will have pre-determined amount of resources based on their needs or better yet based on the needs of their applications. By using the vGPU profiles from the vGPU Manager you can share each physical GPU, for example a NVIDIA GRID K1 card has up to 4 physical GPU’s which can host up to 8 users per physical
Hi Everyone, We currently run our XenDesktop 5.6 Environment with Unidesk 2.1 and have only one main issue that we would like to see resolved. With Unidesk the VMDX disks (which contain the layer information) are classed as non-persistent drives. As a result when re reboot the Virtual Destkop VM the power on process can talk anywhere between 10-15 minutes - if these disks were persistent - power on is considerably quicker. I have read (ut unable to find the link) that this has been accepted as a VMware issues and currently being worked on - Can anyone shead some light on this as to when VMware will be resolving the problem Cheers Damon
Protection Domains are your friend
I've been working on a fast paced VDI deplyment with Nutanix. The deployment spanned two Active/Active DCs. Whilst looking at protecting the master image across datacenters I found protection domains to be the perfect assistant - I blogged about it here... Nutanix Protection Domains I hope this may assist others.
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