HP Converged Infrastructure enterprise reference architecture for client virtualization: Citrix XenDesktop on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V
HP, Citrix, and Microsoft® collaborate at an engineering level to ensure that you can benefit from software, hardware, and service solutions that are jointly tested, certified, and tuned to deliver optimal server performance. Engineering teams have developed a range of recommended configurations and services for Citrix applications, focusing on particular business needs and technical scenarios. Figure 1 depicts the range of HP reference architectures for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).
Available today, HP Converged Infrastructure provides a blueprint for the data center of the future, eliminating costly, rigid IT silos so you can spend much more of your IT budget on business innovation. This infrastructure converges servers, storage, and networks with facilities – all managed through a common management platform. The result is a new level of simplicity, integration, and automation that can accelerate business outcomes that matter most.
This white paper describes an HP Converged Infrastructure enterprise reference architecture for client virtualization featuring Citrix XenDesktop on Microsoft Windows® Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V. Based on HP ProLiant BL460c G6 server blades and HP StorageWorks P4800 G2 SAS BladeSystem iSCSI SAN storage, this reference architecture delivers an enterprise virtual desktop solution capable of supporting approximately 800 Microsoft Office 2007 users on Microsoft Windows XP.