Paper: Dell DVS Enterprise Reference Architecture for Dell vWorkspace 8.0

Dell has released a new paper titled: "Dell DVS Enterprise Reference Architecture for Dell vWorkspace 8.0". The paper which contains 71 pages addresses the architecture, design, configuration and implementation considerations for the key components of the architecture required to deliver virtual desktops, RD Session Host sessions or applications via Dell vWorkspace on Hyper-V 2012.

The objectives of this document are to:

  • Define the detailed technical design for the solution.
  • Define the hardware requirements to support the design.
  • Define the design constraints which are relevant to the design.
  • Define relevant risks, issues, assumptions and concessions – referencing existing ones where possible.
  • Provide a breakdown of the design into key elements such that the reader receives an incremental or modular explanation of the design.
  • Provide solution scaling and component selection guidance.


The Paper contains the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • vWorkspace Solution Architecture Overview
  • Hardware Components
  • Solution Architecture for Dell vWorkspace
  • Dell DVS 10-Seat Trial Kit
  • Converged Infrastructure
  • vWorkspace Desktop Cloud Performance Analysis Results (non-persistent VMs)

The paper concludes that 230 Basic, 170 Standard and 230 RDSH user sessions can be supported on the R720 platform with less than 90% CPU utilization and minimal impact on performance.