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VMware View 5: Building a Successful Virtual Desktop by Paul O’Doherty

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Chapter 12. Performance and Monitoring

Establishing a Performance Baseline

One of the most difficult things to do in any IT infrastructure is to establish what normal operations look like. The extremes are always easy to spot, of course, but the heavy demand that equates to normal business use is much more difficult to understand without good visibility. Establishing normal operations can be more complex in a virtual infrastructure but no less important. If you are not sure what normal is, how can you properly identify what is problematic and needs to be investigated before it impacts your end users? This issue is critical in a virtual desktop environment because often much higher expectations are placed on performance. I had a conversation about ...

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