Paper: Reference Architecture for Horizon with View and Virtual SAN

VMware has released a paper titled:"Reference Architecture for Horizon with View and Virtual SAN". The paper which contains 50 pages contains a reference architecture for VMware Horizon with View virtual desktops and Virtual SAN storage is based on real-world test scenarios, user workloads, and infrastructure system configurations.

It uses Dell R720 PowerEdge rack mount servers with local storage to support a scalable and cost-effective View linked-clone desktop deployment on VMware vSphere 5.5.


Testing was done for experience and operations, including Login VSI desktop performance and VMware View Planner testing on 400 desktops.

The paper contains the following sections:

  • Executive Summary
  • Overview
  • Test Results
  • System Configurations
  • Test Methodology
  • System Sizing
  • Bill of Materials
  • Conclusion