New document added to the "VMware Technical Resource documents listing" on VMTN. Remember this document lists all technical resource documents with their abstracts, a great way to search them all via a simple Ctrl-F.
At version 18 there are now 199 documents listed with abstracts for searching. This is the first new document this year, released today. Come on VMware, just one more and we hit 200!
This paper examines the performance of virtual desktops running a typical mix of interactive applications on VMware ESX 3.5 Update 2. These include office application tasks such as editing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, as well as browsing the Internet and reading documents. Results show the effect on performance as workload is scaled up from 16 to 160 virtual machines.
I took a quick squiz at the document, VDI is a pet topic. It shows CPU resource consumption but it would be very helpful to see RAM and disk IO/Mb per second loads too.
With over 20 years working in the IT industry I have had varied sub careers. My first decade was as a programmer, developing applications whilst working and living in Asia. There was the obligatory dotcom involvement in a fun start up. Working in the SI space I loved being able to work at integrating many various technologies and solving a wide variety of IT problems.
Falling in love with server virtualization caused me to become involved in Cloud Computing which became a great passion due to how much it could help IT do greater things.
Today I spend my time assisting a large team of Solutions Architects across A/NZ at Amazon Web Services. Just like everyone at Amazon I enjoy working hard, try to have some fun and hope to be a small part of making history.