We have provided extensive performance testing results and guidance based on the PAAC testing carried out with the Login VSI Task Worker, Knowledge Worker, Power Worker, Multimedia Worker, and nVector Knowledge Worker workloads. The 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors in our Density Optimized configuration provide performance, density, and agility for your VDI workloads. The NVIDIA GPU options offer exceptional performance for graphics-intensive workloads.
For the Login VSI workloads that we tested, the recommended user densities were achieved before reaching the Login VSImax scores, indicating that the system was not saturated. We ensured that the host utilization metrics were under the thresholds that we set to maintain a stable and high performing VDI environment. You will get exceptional user experience and performance by running our Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops solution with these recommended user densities. From the nVector Knowledge Worker workload test, we found that desktop VMs running on hosts configured with GPUs have increased frame rate and decreased end-user latency when compared to a host running with no GPUs. You may get more value out of GPUs if you run more graphic-intensive workloads or if users have multiple monitors with 4K resolution.
The configurations for the VxRail appliances are optimized for VDI. We selected the memory and CPU configurations that provide optimal performance. You can change these configurations to meet your environmental requirements, but keep in mind that changing the memory and CPU configurations from those that have been validated in this document will affect the user density per host. The guidance provided for VxRail appliances also applies to solutions based on VMware vSAN Ready nodes. Use VxRail sizing tools for sizing the solution and reserve resources for management tools when designing your VDI environment. For further assistance on our solutions, contact your Dell Technologies account representative.
With VDI solutions from Dell Technologies, you can streamline the design and implementation process, and be assured that you have a solution that is optimized for performance, density, and cost-effectiveness.