I typically don’t do these short posts which simply point to a white paper, but I really liked this paper on the topic of VMware Horizon View and All-Flash VSAN. In the paper it is demonstrated how to build an all-flash VSAN cluster using Dell servers, SanDisk flash and Brocade switches. Definitely recommended read if you are looking to deploy Horizon View anytime soon.
VMware Horizon View and All Flash Virtual SAN Reference Architecture
This Reference Architecture demonstrates how enterprises can build a cost-effective VDI infrastructure using VMware All Flash Virtual SAN combined with the fast storage IO performance offered by SSDs. The combination of Virtual SAN and all flash storage can significantly improve ROI without compromising on the high availability and scalability that customers demand.
John Nicholson says
I’ve got a VSAN + View + Brocade VDX in the pipeline so this is a great document to have.
I just got a pair of these VDX’s in the lab, and looking to do a blog series about the VMware integration (NSX, VSAN, general VMware centric management tools).
Nice whitepaper, but i spotted a inconsistency on the amount of SSDs used in a host, in the bill of materials (page 26) it reports 8 SSDs used, while on page 7 only 4 SSDs are used.
Duncan Epping says
two disk groups per host, 4 flash devices per disk group = 8 flash devices per host.
Ah, i missed that part. Thx