The Dell EMC Ready Solutions for VDI team validated the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops solution on Dell EMC VxRail appliances with the specific hardware resources listed in this section.
We performed the testing with the Density Optimized configuration. Configuration details are given in the following table:
|Server configuration||Platform||CPU||Memory||RAID Ctrl||HD configuration||Network|
|Density Optimized||VxRail V570F, BIOS version 2.4.8||2 x Intel Xeon Gold 6248 (20 C, 2.5 GHz)||768 GB @ 2,933 MT/s||HBA 330 Adapter - 16.17.00.03||
Cache - 2 x 800 GB SAS SSD, 2.5-inch Disk Drives
Capacity - 6 x 1.92 TB NL SAS SSD, 2.5-inch Disk Drives
|Broadcom Dual-Port 25G rNDC - 188.8.131.52|
We used NVIDIA T4 Tensor Core GPUs for the graphics workload testing. The NVIDIA T4 is a single-slot form factor, 70 W, 16 GB DDR6 memory, and PCI Express Gen3, universal GPU for data center workflows. The NVIDIA T4 is flexible enough to run Knowledge Worker VDI or professional graphics workloads. You can configure up to six NVIDIA T4 GPU cards into a VxRail V570F appliance to enable 96 GB of graphics frame buffer. For modernized data centers, use this card in off-peak hours to run your inferencing workloads.
We used the following network hardware for this testing:
- Dell EMC Networking S3048-ON (1 GbE ToR switch)—The S3048-ON switch accelerates applications in high-performance environments with a low-latency top-of-rack (ToR) switch that features 48 x 1 GbE and 4 x 10 GbE ports, a dense 1U design, and up to 260 Gbps performance. This switch also supports ONIE for zero-touch installation of network operating systems.
- Dell EMC Networking S5248F-ON (25 GbE ToR switch)—The S5248F-ON switch provides optimum flexibility and cost-effectiveness for demanding compute and storage traffic environments. This ToR switch features 48 x 25 GbE SFP28 ports, 4 x 100 GbE QSFP28 ports, and 2 x 100 GbE QFSP28-DD ports. This switch also supports ONIE.
For more information, see PowerSwitch Data Center Switches.