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VMware Horizon View 5.3 Design Patterns and Best Practices by Jason Ventresco

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Chapter 4. Determining vSphere Resource Requirements

This chapter provides information on how to properly size several key components of the View infrastructure. Sizing the infrastructure is critical as it ensures that the environment will maintain optimal performance throughout all stages of the implementation. Additionally, it helps us understand the impact of adding desktops as the organization expands.

By the end of this chapter, we will have learned:

  • Why using dedicated vCenter Server is important
  • Determining the vCenter Server hardware requirements
  • Estimating database requirements
  • How to size vSphere desktop hosts
  • The benefits and disadvantages of large versus small vSphere hosts
  • Accommodating for virtual machine overhead
  • Why maintaining reserve ...

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