XenDesktop Planning Guide for Hosted VM-Based Resource Allocation

One of the first things that must be determined with designing virtual desktop solution based on the hosted VM-based virtual desktop is resource allocations. Because this type of virtual desktop is sharing CPU and memory resources with other virtual desktops, the allocation of resources can have an impact on the rest of the XenDesktop design. Knowing the user breakdown between light, normal, power and heavy users will help guide the overall design as it directly relates to hypervisor scalability, hardware selection, storage requirements, etc. This planning guide provides resource allocation recommendations for users running Windows 7 or Windows XP virtual desktops.

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