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Reference Architectures

For many years Login VSI is the industry standard load-testing tool for measuring the performance and scalability of centralized Windows desktop environments, such as SBC and VDI. Login VSI is used for testing and benchmarking by all major hardware and software vendors active in the VDI space. This page has a selection of their best reference architectures, validated designs and white papers.

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HPE SimpliVity VMware Horizon 7.4 on HPE SimpliVity 2600     
Blog     |     Reference Architecture
Jun 2018
HPE SimpliVity Citrix XenDesktop 7.13 on HPE SimpliVity 380     
Whitepaper     |     Reference Architecture
Jun 2017
Nutanix Citrix on Nutanix AHV   |   Webinar  May 2017
SimpliVity VDI Without Compromise with SimpliVity OmniStack and Citrix XenDesktop May 2016
SimpliVity VDI Without Compromise with SimpliVity OmniStack and VMware Horizon View Oct 2015

 

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Quanta Cloud Technology Inc. QxVDI-VMware Edition 3D Reference Architecture Sep 2018
Quanta Cloud Technology Inc. QxStack/QxVDI-HC HighDensity Optimized SKU Reference Architecture Sep 2018
Lenovo Reference Architecture for Workloads using Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series Aug 2018
Demartek VDI Evaluation of Dell PowerEdge R7425 Servers Aug 2018
AccelStor AccelStor NeoSapphire VDI Reference Architecture for 500 users with VMware Horizon 7 Aug 2018
Cisco Cisco HyperFlex M5 All-Flash Hyperconverged System with Hyper-V 2016 and Citrix XenDesktop Aug 2018
Citrix Scale, Deliver Citrix Virtual App and Desktop services from Azure Jul 2018
NetApp NetApp HCI with VMware Horizon 7 Jul 2018
Cisco Cisco HyperFlex M5 All-Flash Hyperconverged System with up to 600 Citrix XenDesktop Users Jun 2018
Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes for VDI with VMware Horizon Jun 2018
Cisco FlexPod Datacenter with Citrix XenDesktop/ XenApp 7.7 and VMware vSphere 6.0 for 5000 Seats Jun 2018
Lenovo Reference Architecture: Lenovo Client Virtualization with VMware Horizon and ThinkSystem Servers Jun 2018
Lenovo Lenovo Client Virtualization (LCV) with ThinkSystem Servers Jun 2018
Lenovo Lenovo Client Virtualization with Citrix XenDesktop and ThinkSystem Servers Jun 2018
Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes with Citrix XenDesktop Apr 2018
Dell EMC/Principled Technologies 14G Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd server delivered high-density graphics acceleration in a virtual enterprise environment Apr 2018
Dell EMC Dell EMC XTREMIO X2 with Citrix XenDesktop 7.16 Apr 2018
Cisco Integrate Cisco HyperFlex Systems and Cisco UCS M5 Servers with NVIDIA GRID 5.0 on VMware vSphere 6.5 and VMware Horizon 7.3.2 Apr 2018
Datrium DVX Reference Architecture VMware Horizon 7 for 500 & 1,000 Users Mar 2018
Dell EMC Microsoft RDS on 14th Gen. Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers and XtremIO Storage Feb 2018
Dell EMC Citrix XenDesktop on 14th Gen. Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers and XtremIO Storage Feb 2018
Dell EMC VMware Horizon on 14th Gen. Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers and XtremIO Storage Feb 2018
VMware VMware Horizon 7 on VMware vSAN 6.2 All-Flash Feb 2018
VMware XenApp and XenDesktop 7.12 on vSAN 6.5 All-Flash Jan 2018
Dell EMC XC Series with VMware Horizon Jan 2018
Dell EMC Dell EMC Ready System for VDI on XC Series Jan 2018
Cisco FlexPod Datacenter with VMware Horizon View 7.3 and VMware vSphere 6.5 Update 1 with Cisco UCS Manager 3.2 for 5000 Seats Jan 2018
Pivot3 High-Performance, High-Density VDI with Pivot3 Acuity with VMware Horizon 7 Jan 2018

2017

2017

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Quanta Cloud Technology QxVDI VMware Edition-HC with NSX® Dec 2017
NetApp NetApp HCI with VMware Horizon View 7 Nov 2017
Dell EMC Dell EMC Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes for Citrix XenDesktop Oct 2017
Dell EMC Dell EMC Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes for Microsoft RDS Oct 2017
Dell EMC Dell Wyse Datacenter for Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) 14G Sep 2017
Dell EMC Dell Wyse Datacenter for VMware Horizon 14G Sep 2017
Dell EMC Dell Wyse Datacenter for Citrix XenDesktop 14G Sep 2017
Dell EMC Dell EMC VxRail with VMware Horizon Sep 2017
Dell EMC Dell EMC VxRail with Citrix XenDesktop Sep 2017
Dell EMC Dell Wyse Datacenter for VMware Horizon Cloud with On-Premises Infrastructure RA Sep 2017
Dell EMC 2000 Persistent VMware View VDI Users on Dell EMC SCv3020 Storage Sep 2017
Lenovo Reference Architecture: Lenovo Client Virtualization (LCV) with System x Servers Sep 2017
Cisco Cisco HyperFlex All-Flash Hyperconverged System with up to 4000 Citrix XenDesktop 7.13 Users Aug 2017
Bitdefender The impact of virtualization security on your VDI environment Aug 2017
Tintri 1000 User VMware Horizon View 7.x Best Practices Aug 2017
Cisco/IBM VersaStack with Cisco UCS and IBM FlashSystem A9000 Storage for 5000 VMware Horizon Users July 2017
Cisco Cisco HyperFlex All-Flash Hyperconverged System with up to 4000 VMware Horizon 7 Users July 2017
Dell EMC Dell EMC XtremIO Solution for VDI May 2017
Cisco Succeed with a Flexible and Scalable Desktop Virtualization Solution Apr 2017
Dell Dell VMware Virtual SAN Ready Nodes Mar 2017
VMware Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.12 on VMware vSAN 6.5 AllFlash Feb 2017
Dell Dell EMC VxRail with VMware Horizon Feb 2017
Cisco Cisco HyperFlex Hyperconverged System with Horizon 7 Jan 2017

2016

2016

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Cisco/Pure Storage FlashStack with Cisco UCS and Pure Storage FlashArray//m Dec 2016
Nutanix VMware Horizon 7 Dec 2016
Dell EMC Exceptional performance of Dell EMC SC9000 Arrays with 4000 persistent VMware View users Dec 2016
EMC VMware Horizon 7.0 and VMware vSphere 6.0 with EMC Unity Storage Systems Nov 2016
QNAP All-flash Solution for 500 VDI seats with VMware Horizon View Nov 2016
SimpliVity VMware Horizon 7 with SimpliVity OmniStack Oct 2016
Lenovo Reference Architecture: Lenovo Client Virtualization with VMware Horizon Oct 2016
Lenovo Reference Architecture: Lenovo Client Virtualization (LCV) Oct 2016
Cisco Cisco HyperFlex HX220c M4 Node for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with VMware Horizon View Oct 2016
VMware Windows 10 optimization test results Sep 2016
Citrix The scalability and economics of delivering Citrix XenApp services from Microsoft Azure Sep 2016
NetApp NetApp All Flash FAS Solution for Nonpersistent Desktops with VMware Horizon View Aug 2016
NetApp NetApp All Flash FAS Solution for Persistent Desktops with VMware Horizon View Aug 2016
VMware VMware Horizon 6 on Hyper-Converged Infrastructures - Horizon 6 version 6.2 VMware vSphere 6U1 / VMware Virtual SAN 6U1 Supermicro TwinPro2 4 Nodes Aug 2016
Cisco FlashStack with Cisco UCS and Pure Storage FlashArray//m for 5000 VMware Horizon View 6.2 Users Aug 2016
VMware VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 for Remote Office and Branch Office Aug 2016
Lenovo Reference Architecture for Workloads using the Lenovo Converged HX Series Nutanix Appliances Aug 2016
Lenovo Reference Architecture: Lenovo Client Virtualization with VMware Horizon Aug 2016
VMware VMware Horizon 7 on VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 All-Flash Jul 2016
EMC Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure with EMC XtremIO and VMware Horizon Enterprise 7.0 Jul 2016
Cisco Cisco HyperFlex HX220c M4 Node for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with VMware Horizon View Jul 2016
Pure Storage FlashStack Mini Converged Infrastructure Solution Design Guide for VMware Horizon 7 Jul 2016
Dell vSRN 6.2 HY-6 and HY-8 Configuration with VMware Horizon 7 Test Results Jul 2016
HPE HPE Reference Configuration for Citrix XenDesktop 7.8 on HPE Hyper Converged 380 Jul 2016
Cisco Cisco HyperFlex HX220c M4 Node for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix Provisioning Services Jul 2016
Tintri / Citrix Citrix XenDesktop VDI - Capacity Testing Using Tintri VMstore Jun 2016
Lenovo Reference Architecture for Workloads using the Lenovo Converged HX Series Nutanix Appliances Mar 2016
Pure Storage FlashStack Converged Infrastructure Solution Design Guide for Citrix XenDesktop 7.7 Feb 2016

2015

2015

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EMC Citrix XenDesktop Performance Optimization: Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure for 3,000 Desktops Dec 2015
VMware VMware App Volumes Reference Architecture - VMware App Volumes 2.10 Dec 2015
Hewlett Packard Enterprise HPE Reference Configuration for VMware Horizon (with View) 6.1.1 on HPE Hyper Converged 250 Dec 2015
Simplivity Reference Architecture - SimpliVity Horizon 6 Dec 2015
VCE VCE Solution for VDI with Citrix XenDesktop on Vblock® System 540 Dec 2015
Pure Storage FlashStack Converged Infrastructure Solution: Design Guide for VMware Horizon View 6.2 Nov 2015
Cisco Cisco UCS M-Series with Citrix XenApp 7.6 Nov 2015
TeamVRC Windows 10 in VDI: First Analysis and Performance Best Practices Oct 2015
VCE Vblock System 540 and VMware Horizon View 6.1 Solution Architecture Sep 2015
Citrix Systems Citrix XenApp 7.6 and XenDesktop 7.6 Public Sector Lockdown Design Guide Aug 2015
NetApp NetApp All Flash FAS Solution for VMware Horizon 6 and vSphere Virtual Volumes: A Technical Preview Aug 2015
Pure Storage FlashStack Converged Infrastructure Solution: Design Guide for Citrix XenDesktop 7.6.1 Aug 2015
EMC EMC VSPEX End-User Computing: Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 and Microsoft Hyper-V with EMC XtremIO Jul 2015
VMware / Dell VMware Horizon View and All Flash Virtual SAN Reference Architecture Jul 2015
EMC VMware Horizon 6 with XtremIO 3.0 Design Considerations Jun 2015
Fujitsu Fujitsu Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) using DX200F AFA with VMware in a Full Clone Configuration Jun 2015
VMware VMware Horizon View 6.0.2 and VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 Hybrid Jun 2015
Dell VMware Horizon View 6 VDI with Dell SC8000 All-Flash Arrays for 4,000 Persistent Desktop Users May 2015
Fujitsu Fujitsu Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) using iSCSI and VMware with Automated Storage Tiering (AST) Apr 2015
NetApp NetApp All-Flash FAS Solution For Persistent and Nonpersistent Desktops with Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp Apr 2015
Maxta Virtual Desktop Infrastructure on VMware Horizon 6 with View using Maxta Storage Platform Apr 2015
Sphere 3D V3 Architecture For Scalable and Consistent Virtual Desktops with VMware Horizon View Apr 2015
NetApp NetApp All-Flash FAS Solution For Persistent Desktops with VMware Horizon View Mar 2015
Cisco Cisco UCS Mini, Nimble Storage, and Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 500-Seat, Mixed Workload on Cisco UCS B200 M3 Blade Servers Feb 2015
Lenovo 5000 Persistent User Scale out Test with Citrix XenDesktop and Atlantis Computing Jan 2015
Lenovo 5000 Persistent User Scale out Test with VMware Horizon and Atlantis Computing Jan 2015
Citrix / Nexenta A Converged Appliance for Software-Defined VDI: Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 on Citrix XenServer and NexentaStor Jan 2015

2014

2014

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Microsoft Large scale VDI deployment using Windows Server 2012 R2 with Storage Tiers and Data Deduplication Dec 2014
VCE Vblock System 340 and VMware Horizon 6.0 with View Nov 2014
Project VRC Phase VII - Impact of Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0, Optimizations and Best Practices Oct 2014
Fujitsu Fujitsu vShape Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) using Fibre Channel and VMware Sep 2014
Dell Citrix XenDesktop VDI with Dell Compellent SC8000 All-Flash Arrays for 3,000 Persistent Desktop Users Aug 2014
Nutanix VMware Horizon 6.0 with View Aug 2014
NetApp NetApp All-Flash FAS Solution for Nonpersistent Desktops with VMware Horizon View Aug 2014
Cisco Cisco Solution for EMC VSPEX End User Computing–1000 Seats Citrix XenDesktop 7.5 on VMware ESXi 5.5 Jul 2014
VMware VMware Horizon with View and Virtual SAN Reference Architecture Jul 2014
Cisco Cisco Solution for EMC VSPEX End User Computing–1000 Seats Citrix XenDesktop 7.5 on VMware ESXi 5.5 Jul 2014
VMware VMware Horizon with View and Virtual SAN Reference Architecture Jul 2014
PT/Fusion-io Deploying Server and Desktop Virtualization on Fusion ioControl Hybrid Storage, Cisco UCS and VMware Jul 2014
NetApp NetApp All-Flash FAS Solution for VMware Horizon View Jun 2014
AV-TEST/Kaspersky Virtual Desktops Security Test Report May 2014
ESG/Fusion-io Fusion ioVDI and VMware Horizon View: Reference Architecture for VDI May 2014
X-IO "High Performance 750-Seat Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with Citrix XenDesktop 7" Mar 2014
Nutanix Citrix XenDesktop on Microsoft Hyper-V Mar 2014
Cisco FlexPod Datacenter for 2000 Seats of Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 on VMware vSphere 5.1 Feb 2014
Citrix/Dell Dell Wyse Datacenter Reference Architecture for Dell VRTX and Citrix XenDesktop Feb 2014
Citrix/Dell Dell Wyse Datacenter for Citrix XenDesktop / XenApp Reference Architecture Feb 2014
Cisco Cisco Desktop Virtualization Solution for EMC VSPEX with VMware Horizon View 5.3 for 2000 Desktops Feb 2014
Nexenta SAN Acceleration using Nexenta Connect View Edition with Third-Party SAN Storage Jan 2014

2013

2013

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Cisco 500 and 1000 seat VDI with XenDesktop 7, Cisco UCS B200-M3 Blade Servers, EMC VNXe and Hyper-V 2012 Dec 2013
Dell Desktop Virtualization with VMware Horizon View 5.2 on Dell EqualLogic PS6210XS Hybrid Storage Array Dec 2013
EMC Reference Architecture -EMC infrastructure for VMware Horizon View 5.2 Nov 2013
VMware VMware Horizon View Large-Scale Reference Architecture Oct 2013
Nimble Storage VMware Horizon View VDI Testing with Login VSI Aug 2013
Dell VDI with VMware Horizon View 5.2 on Dell EqualLogic PS-M4110XS Aug 2013
Pure Storage Pure Storage Architecture with Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Aug 2013
IBM IBM SmartCloud Virtual Desktop Infrastructure for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 VDI Jul 2013
PT/Cisco Citrix XenApp Hosted Shared Desktop Performance on Cisco UCS: Cisco VM-FEX vs. Traditional vSwitch Jun 2013
Project VRC Phase VI - Best practices and impact of Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 and 2013 in VDI Jun 2013
LSI Increasing VDI Sessions with the LSI Nytro MegaRAID Card Jun 2013
PT/VMware VMware Horizon View 5.2 vs Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 May 2013
PT/Dell VDI with Dell EqualLogic Hybrid Arrays: A comparative NAS study May 2013
PT/VMware VMware Horizon View 5.2 virtual desktop density vs Citrix XenApp 6.5 FP1 Apr 2013
NetApp Citrix XenDesktop on NetApp Storage Solution Guide Apr 2013
Cisco Design Considerations for Increasing VDI pPrformance and Scalability with Cisco Unified Computing System Apr 2013
Cisco Cisco Solution for EMC VSPEX End User Computing for 2000 VMware View 5.1 Users Mar 2013
VeloBit VDI How to Reduce Server/Storage Cost by 75% Through a Hybrid RAM+SSD Cache Mar 2013
Cisco Reference Architecture for 5000 VDI - XenDesktop 5.6, Cisco UCS and EMC VNX Mar 2013
PT/Samsung Samsung solid-state drives vs. SAS drives in a Dell PowerEdge R720 Feb 2013
Cisco/Nexenta Cisco Integrated Desktop Virtualization Solution - VMware View 5.1 with VMware vSphere 5 Using Cisco Unified Computing System, Cisco Nexus Switches, and Nexenta Storage Feb 2013
PT/VMware/Nutanix Nutanix NX-2000 series complete cluster with VMware View Jan 2013
PT/VMware/Virident Virident FlashMAX II storage with VMware View 5.2 virtual desktops Jan 2013
Project VRC Phase V - Antivirus Impact and Best Practices on VDI Jan 2013
PT/Dell VDI with Dell EqualLogic Hybrid Arrays: A comparative SAN study Jan 2013
Hitachi Deploy Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Select for Citrix XenDesktop with VMware vSphere Jan 2013
PT/Dell Dell Active System 800 Converged Infrastructure Solution: VDI and Collaboration Performance Jan 2013

2012

2012

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Dell Deploying VMware View 5.1 on vSphere 5.0 U1 with Dell EqualLogic Storage Oct 2012
PT/Dell Dell PowerEdge R720 with Samsung SSDs and Windows Server 2012 Oct 2012
Citrix/Atlantis Citrix XenDesktop 5.6, Microsoft Hyper-V & Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI Oct 2012
Hitachi Citrix XenDesktop 5.5 on VMware 5 with Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Oct 2012
HP HP Client Virtualization SMB Reference Architecture for Windows Server 2012 Sep 2012
Bitdefender The impact of virtualization security on your VDI environment Sep 2012
EMC Sizing EMC VNX Series for VDI Workload Sep 2012
Bitdefender Getting the most out of your cloud deployment Sep 2012
EMC Infrastructure for VMware Horizon View 5.1 (NFS) Aug 2012
EMC Infrastructure for VMware Horizon View 5.1 (FC) Aug 2012
Quest Software Managing the IOPS Challenge using Microsoft Hyper-V and Quest HyperCache Aug 2012
PT/Red Hat Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Sizing Guide Aug 2012
Hitachi Citrix XenDesktop 5.5 on VMware 5 with Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Aug 2012
Teradici Quantifying Teradici APEX 2800 with Login VSI Jun 2012
HP Client Virtualization from HP with Citrix XenDesktop and Windows Server 2008 R2 Jun 2012
Teradici/Dell Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions Stack with Teradici APEX 2800 server offload card May 2012
Citrix Scalability and Economics of XenApp on Amazon Cloud May 2012
Dell Dell EqualLogic Virtual Desktop Deployment Utility in a VMware Environment May 2012
Gridcentric Gridcentric VMS Technology VDI Performance Study May 2012
PT/Citrix Citrix XenDesktop 5.5 vs. VMware View 5: User experience & bandwidth consumption Apr 2012
Dell Overcoming Storage Challenges with Dell EqualLogic Hybrid Arrays and Unidesk Apr 2012
Cisco Citrix XenDesktop on FlexPod with Microsoft Private Cloud Apr 2012
PT/Cisco 182 Windows 7 virtual desktops on a Cisco UCS B200 M3 blade with Citrix Apr 2012
PT/Cisco 186 Windows 7 virtual desktops on a Cisco UCS B200 M3 blade with VMware Mar 2012
AppSense Why AppSense for VDI - How workspace management adds value Mar 2012
PT/VMware Desktop Virtualization with VMware View 5 compared to Citrix XenDesktop 5.5 Feb 2012
Dell Dell DVS Simplified 1010 Reference Architecture Feb 2012
EMC EMC Infrastructure for VMware View 5.0 - EMC VNX Series (NFS), VMware vSphere 5.0, VMware View 5.0, and VMware View Composer 2.7 Jan 2012
Atlantis Computing Citrix XenApp & RDS Workload Improvements with Atlantis ILIO Jan 2012
Dell Sizing and Best Practices for Deploying Citrix XenDesktop on VMware vSphere with Dell EqualLogic Storage Jan 2012
Quest Software Desktop Virtualization: A Cost and Performance Comparison Jan 2012

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Project VRC VRC, VSI and Clocks Reviewed Sep 2009
Project VRC VMware ESX Platform Performance Index v1.1 May 2009
Project VRC Hyper-V Platform Performance Index v1.0 Jan 2009
Project VRC Xenserver Platform Performance Index v1.0 Jan 2009
Project VRC Bare-Metal Platform Performance Index v1.0 Jan 2009

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