This post was originally published on this siteQuick post. I have published my ActiveCluster implementation guide for vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC). You can find it...
The Pure Storage® and Cisco® Converged Infrastructure solution, better known as FlashStack™, has continued to enjoy a huge amount of success and an ever-expanding customer base who are reaping the benefits of non-disruptive scaling, highly-resilient topology and a single point of contact for all support questions. To this end, we are pleased to offer a new Cisco Validated Design (CVD) for FlashStack with a 5000 user Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp® deployment. Included within this document are detailed instructions, showing exactly how to build a VDI pod that can support this user base step-by-step, all within a single rack.
We have carefully prepared these documents in order to provide a repeatable, turnkey solution that you can build, scale and manage with confidence. Perhaps most importantly, after the environment has been built; it is stress-tested using strict success criteria with Login VSI in order to provide independent, 3rd party validation so that you know your end-users will enjoy a tremendously performant VDI experience.
This highly-resilient design features paired high-availability networking and management components, N+1 UCS server availability as well as Pure Storage’s own robust architecture with 99.9999% uptime to allow 100% XenDesktop and XenApp performance through both expected operations such as code, server or controller upgrades and unexpected outages such as a port or host failure. See the diagram below for a connectivity diagram of the setup used.
A few other highlights of the Citrix Cisco Validated Design include:
This modern, highly scalable solution enables you to attain success with your VDI project no matter where you might be in your journey; be it in the planning stages or already in production. While this CVD was tested for a large scale mixed deployment of virtual apps and desktops, there are FlashStack options that start small which will let you maximize ROI gains from day one.
Check it out via the below link:
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