The NetApp solution enables companies to optimize their virtual infrastructures by providing advanced storage and data management capabilities. NetApp provides industry-leading storage solutions that simplify virtual machine (VM) provisioning; enable mass VM cloning and redeployment; handle typical input/output (I/O) bursts such as boot storm, antivirus storms, efficient operating system (OS), application,and user data management, and so on; provide individual VM backup and restores; deliver simple and flexible business continuance; and help reduce virtual desktop storage.
This solution guide provides guidelines and best practices for architecting, deploying, and managingVMware View virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions on NetApp storage systems. NetApp has been providing advanced storage features to VMware ESX®-based solutions since the product began shipping in 2001. During that time, NetApp has continuously enhanced the design, deployment, and operational guidelines for the storage systems and ESX Server–based VDI solutions. These techniques have been documented and are referred to as best practices. This guide describes them in detail.