Resource Usage Through the Roof, New Guidelines are Needed
I’ve been writing a series about Microsoft Windows 10 and how we can tune and deploy it in a VDI environment. Microsoft Windows 10 and to be more specific the 1607 build is some piece of work. I’ve been working in this field for a number of years, first VDI environment I setup was in 2008 and we need to rethink our sizing. Back in 2008 sizing was a huge issue as the 10k and 15k disk could only deliver that much IOPS, Citrix and VMware both had white papers that showed wrong numbers on read and write percentage as their use case was call center based. We learned the hard way with some co-workers digging in and writing white papers that told the true story, 80-95% write and just a little bit of read in a production VDI environment for our customers with 8-10 apps open all day.
Disk alignment for Windows XP, everyone ever deploying a VDI environment with Windows XP knows what I’m talking about. Microsoft Windows 7 changed things and at first we also thought XP was better to tune. Now with Microsoft Windows 10 1607 we see resources soar higher than ever before and we need to rethink our sizing to make sure we can guarantee performance to customers. I’ve been digging in and talking to customers and co-workers and this is my thought on this.
This series consists of a couple of articles
- Creating the virtual machine – Click here,
- Microsoft Windows builds, versions and so on (coming soon…. it is trust me)
- Installing Windows 10 – Click here.
- Tuning Windows services and scheduled tasks – Click here.
- Deploying the golden image (coming soon…. )
- Resource usage of Windows 10 in a VDI environment, you are reading it
Read the entire article here, Resource usage through the roof, new guidelines are needed
via Rob Beekmans.net