Proven Solution Guide: EMC Infrastructure for VMware View 5.0, EMC VNX Series (NFS), VMware vSphere 5.0, VMware View 5.0, VMware View Persona Management, and VMware View Composer 2.7

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This Proven Solutions Guide provides a detailed summary of the tests performed to validate an EMC infrastructure for VMware View 5.0 by using EMC VNX Series (NFS), VMware vSphere 5.0, VMware View 5.0, VMware View Persona Management, and VMware View Composer 2.7. This document focuses on sizing and scalability, and highlights new features introduced in EMC VNX, VMware vSphere, and VMware View.

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<ul><li> 1. Proven Solutions GuideEMC INFRASTRUCTURE FORVMWARE VIEW 5.0EMC VNX Series (NFS), VMware vSphere 5.0,VMware View 5.0, VMware View Persona Management, andVMware View Composer 2.7 Simplify management and decrease TCO Guarantee a quality desktop experience Minimize the risk of virtual desktop deployment EMC Solutions Group Abstract This Proven Solutions Guide provides a detailed summary of the tests performed to validate an EMC infrastructure for VMware View 5.0 by using EMC VNX Series (NFS), VMware vSphere 5.0, VMware View 5.0, VMware View Persona Management, and VMware View Composer 2.7. This document focuses on sizing and scalability, and highlights new features introduced in EMC VNX, VMware vSphere, and VMware View. July 2012</li></ul><p> 2. Copyright 2012 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. EMC believes the information in this publication is accurate as of its publication date. The information is subject to change without notice. The information in this publication is provided as is. EMC Corporation makes no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to the information in this publication, and specifically disclaims implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. 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. VMware, ESX, VMware vCenter, VMware View, and VMware vSphere are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. Part Number: h10737.2 EMC Infrastructure for VMware View 5.0 EMC Infrastructure for VMware View 5.02 2EMC VNX Series (NFS), VMware vSphere 5.0, VMware View 5.0, VMware View PersonaEMC VNX Series (NFS), VMware vSphere 5.0, VMware View 5.0, VMware View Persona Management, and VMware View Composer 2.7Proven Solutions Guide Management, and VMware View Composer 2.7Proven Solutions Guide 3. Table of contentsTable of contents1 Executive Summary .................................................................................... 13Introduction to the EMC VNX series .................................................................... 13Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 13Software suites available .................................................................................................... 14Software packages available .............................................................................................. 14Business case ................................................................................................... 14Solution overview ............................................................................................. 14Key results and recommendations ..................................................................... 152 Introduction ............................................................................................... 16Document overview ........................................................................................... 16Use case definition ............................................................................................................. 16Purpose .............................................................................................................................. 17Scope ................................................................................................................................. 17Not in scope........................................................................................................................ 17Audience ............................................................................................................................ 17Prerequisites ...................................................................................................................... 17Terminology ........................................................................................................................ 17Reference Architecture ...................................................................................... 18Corresponding reference architecture ................................................................................. 18Reference architecture diagram .......................................................................................... 19Configuration .................................................................................................... 19Hardware resources ............................................................................................................ 19Software resources ............................................................................................................. 22 EMC Infrastructure for VMware View 5.0EMC VNX Series (NFS), VMware vSphere 5.0, VMware View 5.0, VMware View Persona 3 Management, and VMware View Composer 2.7Proven Solutions Guide 4. Table of contents3 VMware View Infrastructure ........................................................................ 23VMware View 5.0 .............................................................................................. 23Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 23Deploying VMware View components ................................................................................. 23View Manager Server .......................................................................................................... 24View Composer 2.7 ............................................................................................................. 24VMware View Persona Management ................................................................................... 24Floating assignment desktop pools .................................................................................... 24View Composer linked clones ............................................................................................. 25vSphere 5.0 Infrastructure ................................................................................. 26vSphere 5.0 overview ......................................................................................................... 26Desktop vSphere clusters ................................................................................................... 26Infrastructure vSphere cluster ............................................................................................. 26Windows infrastructure ..................................................................................... 27Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 27Microsoft Active Directory ................................................................................................... 27Microsoft SQL Server .......................................................................................................... 27DNS server .......................................................................................................................... 27DHCP server ........................................................................................................................ 274 Storage Design........................................................................................... 28EMC VNX series storage architecture .................................................................. 28Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 28Storage layout .................................................................................................................... 29Storage layout overview ...................................................................................................... 31File system layout ............................................................................................................... 32EMC VNX FAST Cache .......................................................................................................... 33VSI for VMware vSphere ...................................................................................................... 34vCenter Server storage layout ............................................................................................. 34VNX shared file systems ..................................................................................................... 34VMware View Persona Management and folder redirection ................................................ 35 EMC Infrastructure for VMware View 5.0EMC VNX Series (NFS), VMware vSphere 5.0, VMware View 5.0, VMware View Persona 4 Management, and VMware View Composer 2.7Proven Solutions Guide 5. Table of contentsEMC VNX for File Home Directory feature ............................................................................. 35Capacity .............................................................................................................................. 355 Network Design .......................................................................................... 36Considerations ................................................................................................. 36Network layout overview ..................................................................................................... 36Logical design considerations ............................................................................................ 37Link aggregation ................................................................................................................. 37VNX for File network configuration ..................................................................... 38Data Mover ports ................................................................................................................ 38LACP configuration on the Data Mover ................................................................................ 38Data Mover interfaces ......................................................................................................... 39Enable jumbo frames on Data Mover interface .................................................................... 39vSphere network configuration .......................................................................... 40NIC teaming ........................................................................................................................ 40Increase the number of vSwitch virtual ports ...................................................................... 41Enable jumbo frames for the VMkernel port used for NFS ................................................... 41Cisco Nexus 5020 configuration ........................................................................ 43Overview ............................................................................................................................. 43Cabling ............................................................................................................................... 43Enable jumbo frames on Nexus switch ............................................................................... 43vPC for Data Mover ports..................................................................................................... 44Cisco Catalyst 6509 configuration ...................................................................... 45Overview ............................................................................................................................. 45Cabling ............................................................................................................................... 45Server uplinks ..................................................................................................................... 45 EMC Infrastructure for VMware View 5.0EMC VNX Series (NFS), VMware vSphere 5.0, VMware View 5.0, VMware View Persona 5 Management, and VMware View Composer 2.7Proven Solutions Guide 6. Table of contents6 Installation and Configuration..................................................................... 46Installation overview ......................................................................................... 46VMware View components ................................................................................. 47VMware View installation overview ..................................................................................... 47VMware View setup............................................................................................................. 47VMware View desktop pool configuration ........................................................................... 47VMware View Persona Management configuration ............................................................. 51Storage components ......................................................................................... 52Storage pools ..................................................................................................................... 52NFS active threads per Data Mover ..................................................................................... 53NFS performance fix ............................................................................................................ 54Enable FAST Cache.............................................................................................................. 55VNX Home Directory feature ................................................................................................ 567 Testing and Validation ................................................................................ 58Validated environment profile............................................................................ 58Profile characteristics ......................................................................................................... 58Use cases ........................................................................................................................... 59Login VSI............................................................................................................................. 59Login VSI launcher .............................................................................................................. 60FAST Cache configuration ................................................................................................... 60Boot storm results ............................................................................................. 60Test methodology .........................................................</p>

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