Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Study
The Virtual Remote Desktop (VRD) solution that uses Dell hardware with the VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) application is the second offering from Dell in the flexible computing space. The Dell VRD solution addresses the need of customers who require alternate desktop architectures. In a VRD infrastructure, the user applications, data, and images are maintained by a data center administrator. Each desktop instance is run inside a Virtual Machine (VM) running on Dell PowerEdge servers running VMware ESX virtualization software. This white paper describes the sizing guidelines for configuring the backend infrastructure (ESX servers in particular) for a Dell VRD solution.