Consolidated List of Current EMC VDI Reference Architectures

The EMC Software Solutions Engineering team, along with our counterparts at VMware, Cisco, and Citrix are constantly working to validate our solutions and document these tests to provide our customers with high-level guidance and confidence that the VDI solutions we talk about with our customers actually work...and here's the proof.  Reference architectures aren't implementation guides.  Every customer environment is unique, and the RA's and Solution Guides published here shouldn't be blindly applied; but they are a great place to start.

 

Reference Architectures and Proven Solution Guides:

 

INFOBrokerHypervisorStorageExtras...Docs AvailableDate Published
INFOXenDesktop 7.5vSphere 5.5VNX 54001000 SeatsCVDJuly 2014
INFOHorizon View 5.3vSphere 5.5VNX 56002000 DesktopsCVDMarch 2014
INFOXenDesktop 7.1vSphere 5.5VNXe 3200MCS & PVSDG | IGMay 2014
INFOHorizon View 5.3vSphere 5.xVNXe 3200Linked ClonesDG | IGMay 2014
INFOXenDesktop 7MS Hyper-V Windows 2012 R2XtremIOMCS & PVSRAMarch 2014
INFOXenDesktop 7vSphere 5.1XtremIOFull & Linked ClonesRAFebruary 2014
INFOHorizon View 5.3vSphere 5.1VNX 5200, VNX 5400, VNX 5600Up to 2000 desktopsDG | IAFebruary 2014
INFOView 5.2vSphere 5.1XtremIORA  |  PSGNovember 2013
INFOView 5.2 (Composer)vSphere 5.1XtremIO / IsilonLarge Scale DesignRANovember 2013
INFOXenDesktop 5.6 (PVS)vSphere 5.0XtremIORASeptember 2013
INFOXenDesktop 7 (PVS)vSphere 5.1VNX7500XenApp, PVS, NetscalerCITRIXAugust 2013
INFOXenDesktop 7 (PVS)vSphere 5.1VNX5300RAMay 2013
INFOXenDesktop 5.6 (PVS)vSphere 5.1VNX 7500XenApp 5.6, PVDCVDMay 2013
INFOXenDesktop 5.6 (PVS)vSphere 5.0VNX7500CVDFebruary 2013
INFOXenDesktop 5.6 (PVS)vSphere 5.1VMAXWPDecember 2012
INFOView 5.1 (Composer)vSphere 5.1VNX5500 (NFS)RA | PSGAugust 2012
INFOView 5.1 (Composer)vSphere 5.1VNX5500 (FC)RA | PSGAugust 2012
INFOXenDesktop 5.6 (MCS)vSphere 5.1VNX5300 (NFS)RA | PSGMay 2012
INFOView 5.0vSphere 5.0VMAX / VNXvCloud DirectorRA | PSG | PPTApril 2012
INFOView 5.0 (Composer)vSphere 5.0VNX5300 (NFS)McAfee MOVERA | PSGJanuary 2012
INFOXenDesktop 5.5 (PVS)XenServer 6VNX5300 (NFS)XenApp 6.5RA | PSGJanuary 2012
INFOXenDesktop 5.5 (MCS)XenServer 6VNX5300 (NFS)XenApp 6.5RA | PSGJanuary 2012
INFOVIEW 5.0 (Composer)vSphere 5.0VNX5300 (NFS)AppSense EM 8.1RAApril 2012

 

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Document Legend:

  • RA: Reference Architecture
  • DG: Design Guide
  • IG: Implementation Guide
  • PSG:  Proven Solutions Guide
  • WP: Whitepaper
  • PPT: Powerpoint Presentation
  • CVD:  Cisco Validated Design
  • CITRIX:  Citrix Validated Design