More on the EMC, Cisco and Citrix 5000 on vSphere CVD (Cisco Validated Design) in 30 minutes
UPDATED May 26 - New links included Mike Brennan’s latest blog going into the testing and details of the CVD - http://blogs.cisco.com/?p=114587
Scaling CVD for XenDesktop and EMC on Cisco <—-NEWEST Version of the paper!!!!
Back a few months ago I shared about the joint reference architecture that was able to boot and login 5000 users in 30 minutes. Using the Cisco UCS running VMware vSphere, with Citrix XenDesktop and an EMC VNX 7500. Cisco and Citrix answer a few questions with Craig Chapman on the joint validated design in this video:
I really like this layout and it usually takes pretty pictures to get me interested. Here is a high level overview of the design.
Some of the original CVD links:
Updated May 2013 Solution Brief from Cisco 4000 Users
Update May 24, 2013 - More links: