By Gary Sloane, Consulting Writer and Editor, VMware
If you are reading this post, you probably know that storage has long been considered the foundation of any VDI implementation.
In VMware Horizon 6 Storage Considerations, Kris Boyd takes a close look at the most important questions and challenges that face anyone tasked with designing a new Horizon 6 deployment. In addition to Horizon 6 updates, Kris describes relevant considerations for App Volumes, Mirage, Workspace Portal, and Virtual SAN. He also offers valuable practical advice about storage, based on many years in the field.
For instance, this graphic suggests where to look for latency in the storage stack.
- DAVG – Device average. How long I/O commands spend in the device, from the driver host bus adapter (HBA) to the back-end storage array.
- GAVG – Guest average. Average guest latency.
- KAVG – Kernel average. How long I/O spends in the ESXi kernel.
- QAVG – Queue average. How long I/O is stuck in a kernel queue.
A comprehensive glossary of acronyms is also included.
Download VMware Horizon 6 Storage Considerations or bookmark it for the next time you design a Horizon implementation.