VMware View and VNXe

A few weeks ago I gave a presentation at a the TechX conference in Baton Rouge. I wanted to share what I presented with regards to running VMware View 5 with a VNXe. The solution is meant for those shops where the IT team is one. That one person must do everything.

Using some of the VMware wizards included in the VNXe along with pools optimized for VMware View replicas and linked clones. I was able to show a demo adding storage and 50 desktops and all be finished and ready to use before the presentation time was up. Pretty easy. With the VNXe now supporting EFD, I would expect even better performance.

If you have trouble displaying the embedded Sliderocket Presentation look here. VMware View and VNXe

Credit to the original authors of the View on VNXe 3300 Reference Architecture. I drew my inspiration for running the tests and Demos on View 5 and vSphere 5 from this paper.

Written on October 29, 2011