Ivan Lorente

  1. XenClient VM disk resizing

    It's been a while since I started to use XenClient on my laptop, and I've always missed a nice and easy way to resize my VM's disks not being synchronized. Cause I'm a techie, and we techie's used to like the idea of being aside the corporate standards and preserve our independence. XenClient is a great match for this BYO concept, and that same feeling ...

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  2. Will 2 vCPU desktops improve your uptime?

    It's been long while discussed when to go for a 1 vCPU based virtual desktop solution or 2 vCPUs. Well this is no rule of thumb, however I hope this may help on shedding some light for others. I've been recently running a stress test for a customer where the goals were diversed, but I would like to highlight the outcome of running same workloads with ...

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  3. Network segmentation on large XenDesktop deployments

    I've been recently challenged on several projects by the networking teams on preventing possible broadcast flooding up the network. Their main vision on this topic is based on old fashioned hardware vendor recommendations for Windows based traffic networks. I wanted to give you some feedback from the field and explain the largest network subnets I have implemented with no issues, especially when talking of Provisioning ...

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  4. Beyond HDX – Best user experience key points at Synergy Barcelona

    Ever heard of End User Experience and thought off, what is that mean? Bad End User Experience is the main reason why desktop virtualization projects fail. End User Experience is not just a set of technologies as HDX, but how to design your overall solution from ground to top, for your users to be delighted. Don't get me wrong, HDX does matter, a lot. The more you scale, ...

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  5. Will IOPS matter?

      While deskstop virtualization is truly becoming a reality and hot topic in the market, IOPS has become the major concern when designing and thinking to scale a virtual desktop infrastructure. As opposed to server virtualization solution, desktops significantly increase the VMs density, surpassing the well known limits of previous virtualization solutions being IOPS the big matter, as biggest impact used to be the storage infrastructure cost ...

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  6. The MAC address challenge – XenDesktop on XenServer

    Continuing my previous post on how to address possible MAC address conflicts with vSphere, now is the time to explain how this will work with XenServer. XenServer as other virtualization solutions will cope with virtual interfaces MAC addresses management as VMs traffic will be sent onto the wire medium access layer either on bridged interfaces or virtual switching implementations. On any case, the ARP tables will ...

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  7. The MAC address challenge – XenDesktop on vSphere

      When thinking of deploying a large XenDesktop infrastructure, there is a not that well known challenge, which may impact seriously on your deployment and production lifecycle. This is MAC address conflicts. Depending on the virtual infrastructure of your choice, each behave differently on MAC address assignment.   This is something to care about because of 2 important things: With Provisioning Services In case of using Provisioning Services, virtual machines are ...

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