Test Your Hardest VDI Use Cases First

Posted by Tom Rose on Dec 3, 2014

This blog is an excerpt from the Unidesk eBook Ten Quick Tips for Scaling VMware Horizon View.

Many pilots focus on simple VDI use cases with a minimal set of applications. This is why so many organizations say, “Everything seemed to work fine in our VDI pilot. But once we started putting virtual desktops into production, we hit a bunch of issues we never anticipated.”

Use your pilot to simulate what VMware Horizon View, Microsoft RDS, or Citrix XenDesktop will look like at scale. Target power users and knowledge workers who require diverse desktop configurations and graphics‐intensive applications. And, load your storage systems to make sure you have enough IOPS.

How To Do It

To make sure your VDI pilot covers all the bases, download this free VDI POC test plan. It has a complete checklist and suggestions to help you plan for production success!

Customer Example


USF Health based in Tampa, Florida is rolling out VMware Horizon View for 1,000 users. The 2‐person IT team has to support a wide range of desktop use cases, including practicing physicians in the clinic, operating rooms, procedure rooms, administrative staff, University of South Florida students, and USF professors.

Their VDI implementation approach was 2‐pronged:

  1. Make IT the guinea pigs;
  2. Try to satisfy their most difficult non‐IT use cases first.

If VDI could satisfy their CIO, all of IT, and their large in-house development team that required Visual C++, Visual Studio, and .NET applications, while also working well in the operating and procedure rooms that required AllScripts EMR and GE Centricity applications, they were confident it would work for everyone else.

Watch the on‐demand webinar featuring USF Health to learn how they are successfully scaling VMware Horizon View with the help of Pure Storage and Unidesk.

Topics: VMware Horizon View

Posted by Tom Rose on Dec 3, 2014

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