Lots of new technical papers for the month of December:
Workload Considerations for Virtual Desktop Reference Architectures Info Guide – Great paper on the RAWC (Reference Architectures Workload Code) tool. It allows you to simulate desktop workloads in VM’s to help size them in a VDI deployment.
Reference Architecture Brief: Dell Virtual Remote Desktop Featuring VMware View 4 – A paper from Dell on a reference architecture to use for VDI deployments. Good reading if you plan on doing VDI on Dell in 2010.
VMware Reference Architecture for Cisco UCS and EMC CLARiiON with VMware View 4 – A good reference architecture for VDI using View, Cisco UCS and a EMC Clariion CX4-480. Good read for using VDI on this platform.
VMware View 4 Evaluator’s Guide – The standard read if you are planning on Evaluating VMware View. This one is a must-have to make sure you test out all of the features and functionality in View.
Deploying Virtual Desktops with VMware View 4 on EMC Celerra NS-120 Validation Test Report – A paper on the results from EMC’s testing of their NS-120 as a platform for View.
VMware View on NetApp Storage Solution Brief – Nice overview of the benefits gained from running View on NetApp storage. Lists and itemizes the integrated functionality and benefits.
VMware View 4 with PCoIP Info Guide – A nice little paper overviewing the features built into the PCoIP protocol built into View4.
Management of VMware ESXi on HP ProLiant Servers – (what? something not View related?) A good paper listing the integration and monitoring options of HP Servers running ESXi and HP Insight Manager. Many HP customers have asked me for this information.
VMware vCenter Server 4.x: Using Database Views – A very good listing of fields stored on the vCenter4 database. Customers have asked me many times for this kind of info and there are not many publications on it. Great read if you want to extract some custom info from your vCenter database.
HP Reference Architecture for VMware View 4 – Good read if you are thinking of running View on HP blades. Nice reference architecture from HP.
SAP Solutions on VMware vSphere 4 – Best Practice Guidelines – A must-read if you plan on virtualizing your SAP deployment on vSphere. Many customers have asked for this doc.
VMware View 4 Deployment Guide – (had to end it on a View article) A must read when you are planning a View deployment. Great points to remember and pitfalls to avoid. Definitely a keeper if you are deploying View in 2010.