Pure Storage Design Guide for Virtualized Engineering Workstations with nVidia GRID


 

Pure Storage Design Guide for Virtualized Engineering Workstations with nVidia GRID

 

Virtualizing the most demanding engineering and designers’ graphics-rich desktops within a company has been commonly regarded as the ‘last mile’ for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) projects. 

To provide a measure of insight into how to make your graphics-rich desktop virtualization project successful, this document describes a methodology for deploying a VMware Horizon 7 VDI environment using nVidia GRID K2 cards, Cisco UCS rack servers, VMware vSphere 6.0, Login VSI 4.1.5 (a performance testing tool for virtualized desktop simulation), SPECviewperf12 (the industry-standard tool for benchmarking graphics-rich applications), Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit) as the guest operating systems. 

Pure Storage has validated the reference architecture within its lab – this document presents the hardware and software configuration, the test workload configuration, testing results that includes implementation and sizing guidance for a mixed graphics-intensive VDI population.he SQL Server 2014 stand-alone server. FlashRecover replication can easily replicate data volumes and maintain data synchronization based on a configurable schedule.

 

 

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