It takes more than sleight of hand to make a VDI deployment go smoothly. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to ensure success: Pay attention to your applications, stagger your rollout and right-size your storage system, to name a few.
You may not be able to pull a rabbit out of a VDI server, but you can get on the right track with the resources in this guide. Plus, learn some tips from shops that have overcome some of the most common VDI deployment challenges.
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Best practices for VDI production deployment
So, you've assessed your organization's needs, planned a strategy to meet management and end-user requirements, and selected the right tools to suit your existing infrastructure. Now you're ready to deploy VDI, but how do you start?
Once your VDI pilot is ready for production, do some IOPS calculations to ensure that your storage can handle the full VDI load. To keep things in check throughout the deployment, get some monitoring software and keep tabs on user satisfaction. Continue Reading
Overcoming VDI deployment challenges
Of course, a VDI deployment is never without its hang-ups. You might run into bandwidth restrictions, low storage capacity or an inability to scale. Learn some ways to break down these VDI deployment challenges and set your strategy straight.
When you implement a VDI pilot project, you probably deploy a few virtual desktops and simplify the underlying infrastructure. But when you move to production, you can hit the ceiling of supported users pretty quickly. The problem is that buying hardware for future growth can be expensive. Continue Reading
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How not to deploy VDI: Experts sound off
Watch and learn from experts who have hands-on experience with VDI so you can learn all the pitfalls that threaten your environment.
One of the main reasons a desktop virtualization deployment stalls is if IT doesn't take the time to understand what the users want. If you're in tune with the user base, you'll be able to tell what applications they use most often and if those apps will transfer well to the virtual environment.
Planning for storage capacity is essential to deployment success. Learn how to calculate IOPS requirements and what options you have for storage systems in this video with Brian Madden.