Scalability Study for Deploying VMware View on Cisco UCS and EMC V-Max Systems

The document reports the results of a study evaluating the scalability of the VMware View virtual desktop environment on a Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) connected to EMC Symmetrix V-Max storage arrays via a Cisco MDS director class SAN Switch. They also provide guidance and sizing recommendation for customer deployments for Cisco UCS Server, EMC V-Max Storage, and VMware View.

This study accomplished the objective of scaling a large number of desktops, 160 in all, on a single UCS blade server connected to a V-Max storage system.

A fully-populated UCS chassis with eight half slot UCS blades and with 96 GB of memory can run up to 1,280 desktops (160 desktops per blade).

The description of the setup is extremely detailed and goes deep into the configuration setup and the performance analysis. It’s really worth a read

Read the full PDF document at




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Didier Pironet is an independent blogger and freelancer with +15 years of IT industry experience. Didier is also a former VMware inc. employee where he specialised in Datacenter and Cloud Infrastructure products as well as Infrastructure, Operations and IT Business Management products. Didier is passionate about technologies and he is found to be a creative and a visionary thinker, expressing with passion and excitement, hopefully inspiring and enrolling people to innovation and change.
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