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<ul><li><p>Proven Solution Guide </p><p>EMC Confidential </p><p>EMC Infrastructure for Virtual Desktops </p><p>Enabled by EMC Celerra Unified Storage (NFS), VMware vSphere 4, and Citrix XenDesktop 4 </p></li><li><p>EMC Infrastructure for Virtual Desktops Enabled by EMC Celerra Unified Storage (NFS), VMware vSphere 4, and Citrix XenDesktop 4 Proven Solution Guide </p><p>2 </p><p>Copyright 2010 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Published September, 2010 EMC believes the information in this publication is accurate as of its publication date. The information is subject to change without notice. Benchmark results are highly dependent upon workload, specific application requirements, and system design and implementation. Relative system performance will vary as a result of these and other factors. Therefore, this workload should not be used as a substitute for a specific customer application benchmark when critical capacity planning and/or product evaluation decisions are contemplated. All performance data contained in this report was obtained in a rigorously controlled environment. Results obtained in other operating environments may vary significantly. EMC Corporation does not warrant or represent that a user can or will achieve similar performance expressed in transactions per minute. No warranty of system performance or price/performance is expressed or implied in this document. Use, copying, and distribution of any EMC software described in this publication requires an applicable software license. For the most up-to-date listing of EMC product names, see EMC Corporation Trademarks on EMC.com. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. Part number: H8059 </p><p>EMC for </p><p> Enabled by on </p><p>using &gt; </p></li><li><p>EMC Infrastructure for Virtual Desktops Enabled by EMC Celerra Unified Storage (NFS), VMware vSphere 4, and Citrix XenDesktop 4 Proven Solution Guide </p><p> 3 </p><p>Table of Contents </p><p> Chapter 1: About this Document ............................................................................................................... 4 </p><p>Overview ........................................................................................................................................... 4 Audience and purpose ...................................................................................................................... 4 Scope ................................................................................................................................................ 5 Technology solutions ........................................................................................................................ 6 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure ............................................................................................................ 6 Reference architecture ...................................................................................................................... 8 Validated environment profile............................................................................................................ 9 Prerequisites and supporting documentation .................................................................................. 10 Terminology..................................................................................................................................... 11 </p><p>Chapter 2: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure ................................................................................................ 12 Overview ......................................................................................................................................... 12 XenDesktop VDI .............................................................................................................................. 12 VMware infrastructure ..................................................................................................................... 13 Windows infrastructure .................................................................................................................... 14 Conclusion ....................................................................................................................................... 15 </p><p>Chapter 3: Storage Design...................................................................................................................... 16 Overview ......................................................................................................................................... 16 Concepts ......................................................................................................................................... 16 Storage design layout ..................................................................................................................... 16 File system layout ........................................................................................................................... 17 Capacity planning ............................................................................................................................ 19 Best practices .................................................................................................................................. 19 </p><p>Chapter 4: Network Design ..................................................................................................................... 21 Overview ......................................................................................................................................... 21 Considerations ................................................................................................................................ 21 Network layout................................................................................................................................. 22 Virtual LANs .................................................................................................................................... 22 High availability network .................................................................................................................. 23 </p><p>Chapter 5: Installation and Configuration ................................................................................................ 26 Overview ......................................................................................................................................... 26 Task 1: Set up and configure the NFS datastore ............................................................................ 27 Task 2: Install and configure Desktop Delivery Controller .............................................................. 29 Task 3: Install and configure Provisioning Server ........................................................................... 32 Task 4: Configure and provision the master virtual machine template ........................................... 44 Task 5: Deploy virtual desktops ...................................................................................................... 46 </p><p>Chapter 6: Testing and Validation ........................................................................................................... 52 Overview ......................................................................................................................................... 52 Testing overview ............................................................................................................................. 52 Testing tools .................................................................................................................................... 52 Test results ...................................................................................................................................... 55 Result analysis of Desktop Delivery Controller ............................................................................... 56 Result analysis of Provisioning Server ............................................................................................ 59 Result analysis of the vCenter Server ............................................................................................. 62 Result analysis of SQL Server ........................................................................................................ 64 Result analysis of ESX servers ....................................................................................................... 67 Result analysis of Celerra unified storage ...................................................................................... 70 Login storm scenario ....................................................................................................................... 78 Test summary.................................................................................................................................. 80 </p></li><li><p>EMC Infrastructure for Virtual Desktops Enabled by EMC Celerra Unified Storage (NFS), VMware vSphere 4, and Citrix XenDesktop 4 Proven Solution Guide </p><p>4 </p><p>Chapter 1: About this Document </p><p>Overview </p><p>Introduction EMC's commitment to consistently maintain and improve quality is led by the Total Customer Experience (TCE) program, which is driven by Six Sigma methodologies. As a result, EMC has built Customer Integration Labs in its Global Solutions Centers to reflect real-world deployments in which TCE use cases are developed and executed. These use cases provide EMC with an insight into the challenges currently facing its customers. This document summarizes a series of best practices that were discovered, validated, or otherwise encountered during the validation of the EMC Infrastructure for Virtual Desktops Enabled by EMC Celerra Unified Storage (NFS), VMware vSphere 4, and Citrix XenDesktop 4 solution. </p><p> Use case definition </p><p>A use case reflects a defined set of tests that validates the reference architecture for a customer environment. This validated architecture can then be used as a reference point for a Proven Solution. </p><p> Contents The chapter includes the following topics: </p><p> Topic See Page </p><p>Overview 4 Audience and purpose 4 Scope 5 Technology solutions 6 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 6 Reference architecture 8 Validated environment profile 9 Prerequisites and supporting documentation 10 Terminology 11 </p><p> Audience and purpose </p><p> Audience The intended audience for the Proven Solution Guide is: </p><p> Internal EMC personnel EMC partners Customers </p></li><li><p>EMC Infrastructure for Virtual Desktops Enabled by EMC Celerra Unified Storage (NFS), VMware vSphere 4, and Citrix XenDesktop 4 Proven Solution Guide </p><p> 5 </p><p>Purpose The purpose of this solution is to: Develop a suggested Citrix XenDesktop 4 VDI for 1,000 users in the context of </p><p>EMC Celerra unified storage and VMware vSphere virtualization platforms. Test and document the user response time and the performance of the associated </p><p>servers. Information in this document can be used as the basis for a solution build, white paper, best practices document, or training. It can also be used by other EMC organizations (for example, the technical services or sales organization) as the basis for producing documentation for technical services or a sales kit. </p><p> Scope </p><p> Scope This document describes the architecture of an EMC solution built at EMCs Global </p><p>Solutions Labs. This solution is engineered to enable customers to: Implement a Citrix XenDesktop VDI 4 solution in their environment after </p><p>considering the storage configuration, design, sizing, and software. Reduce operation costs with VDI, when compared to existing desktop solutions. Deliver the highest level of service level agreement (SLA) with the lowest cost per </p><p>application workload. Provide VDI with the flexibility of a solution that scales up to meet the requirements </p><p>of large enterprises and still offers a simple footprint for midsize organizations. This solution provides information to: Create a well-performing storage design for a Citrix XenDesktop 4 VDI on a </p><p>VMware vSphere virtualization platform for 1,000 desktop users on an EMC Celerra NS-120 unified storage system. </p><p> Document the performance in the validated environment and suggest methods to improve the performance of the Citrix XenDesktop 4 solution. </p><p> Not in scope Testing XenDesktop 4 VDI for a workload other than a typical office user workload </p><p>was outside the scope of this testing. </p></li><li><p>EMC Infrastructure for Virtual Desktops Enabled by EMC Celerra Unified Storage (NFS), VMware vSphere 4, and Citrix XenDesktop 4 Proven Solution Guide </p><p>6 </p><p>Technology solutions </p><p> Business challenges for midsize enterprises </p><p>With limited resources and increasing demands, today's business must address the following challenges: Consolidate desktops across the enterprise Ensure information access, availability, and continuity Maximize server and storage utilization and deliver high desktop performance Manage upgrades and migration quickly and easily Reduce the demands on limited IT resources and budgets Reduce the complexity of selecting the right technology </p><p> Solution for midsize enterprises </p><p>The EMC Infrastructure for Virtual Desktops Enabled by EMC Celerra Unified Storage (NFS), VMware vSphere 4, and Citrix XenDesktop 4 solution establishes a configuration of validated hardware and software that permits easy and repeatable deployment of virtual desktops using the storage provided by Celerra NS-120. This Proven Solution Guide describes the deployment and validation of Citrix XenDesktop 4 VDI on Celerra NS-120 in a manner that provides performance, recoverability, and protection. </p><p> Virtual Desktop Infrastructure </p><p> Introduction The VDI is used to run desktop operating systems and applications inside virtual </p><p>machines that reside on servers, which run a virtualization hypervisor. The desktop operating systems inside virtual machines are referred to as virtual desktops. Users access the virtual desktop and application from a desktop PC client or a thin client by using a remote display protocol. The applications and storage are centrally managed. </p><p> Citrix XenDesktop </p><p>Citrix XenDesktop is one of the leaders in desktop virtualization. It enables fully personalized desktops for each user with all the security and simplicity for centralized management. XenDesktop simplifies desktop management. Using centralized management, adding, updating, and removing applications are simple tasks. Users will have instant access to applications by using the HDX technology, a set of capabilities that delivers high-definition user experience over any network while getting a high-definition user experience over any network, including low-bandwidth and high-latency wide area network (WAN) connections. XenDesktop can instantly deliver every type of virtual desktop, each specifically tailored to meet the performance and flexibility requirements of individual users. </p></li><li><p>EMC Infrastructure for Virtual Desktops Enabled by EMC Celerra Unified Storage (NFS), VMware...</p></li></ul>

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