Turbonomic Demo For Assuring VDI Performance

Video Transcript


Virtual Desktop Infrastructure provides solutions for many of today’s IT challenges. VDI empowers your mobile workforce, centralizes management and security and can dramatically reduce costs. It also creates some of the most difficult challenges for your IT operations with its unique performance requirements.

Beyond boot storms, login storms, and the most well-known challenges in a VDI environment delivering the quality of service user expects also requires accounting for data locality, storage QoS, and capacity management for your VDI workloads.

This is how Turbonomic assures performance for persistent and non-persistent desktops with our autonomic platform.


Dynamic VDI Groups (time: 00:42)

In this environment we have dynamically grouped VDI workloads by simply using our policy view.  This allows us to create specific Quality of Service SLAs for user or group of users, no matter where they are in your environment, or whether they are using persistent or non-persistent desktops.


Virtual Desktop SLA’s (time: 01:00)

We also set up the capabilities of the storage environment, which is particularly important for VDI platforms due to the high I/O patterns.

By setting requirements of Storage Latency on our VDI virtual machines, Turbonomic will match the demand of the VDI workloads to the storage infrastructure that can meet that demand, while also assuring performance on CPU, memory and network requirements in real-time.

Using the Turbonomic, we are able to provide policy capabilities at the application layer, such as setting SLA metrics on Response Time and Transaction Capacity of specific apps across the environment.


Real-time Performance Assurance (time: 01:42)

For persistent VDI sessions, Turbonomic rightsizes the environment to better manage the infrastructure supply in the context of actual demand.  For non-persistent VDI environments, the workloads are discovered, placed, sized, and migrated in real-time.

Data and application locality is also accounted for with Turbonomic.  Through the dynamic usage of applications from the virtual desktops, based on real-time communication patterns the platform identifies and migrates the instances closer to the more heavily used application environments within your infrastructure.


Deployment Reservations (time: 02:02)

Beyond today, Turbonomic gives you the ability to plan for the future using our capacity management and reservation features.  You can see here that there is a reservation for upcoming VDI demand of additional desktops for a new project.  Not only can I reserve capacity today, but also schedule the deployment from a specified profile.


VDI Planning (time: 02:28)

If I am running a hardware refresh as part of my VDI initiative, or making other changes to the environment, the Plan view permits me to model them. We can see that this plan scenario shows what would need to occur to increase VDI instances and to add storage hardware to the environment.


Free 30-Day Trial (time: 02:47)

Running VDI for your organization powered by Turbonomic gives you the confidence that you can assure performance for users, utilize your infrastructure as efficiently as possible, and to plan for the future.  All done completely agent-less, and with the ability to automate the decisions for you.

Try Turbonomic free for 30 days, and see why Turbonomic controls over 1 million virtual desktops for its customers. Go to turbonomic.com/vdi-trial and get started today!

Recommended Resources

Product Data Sheet Turbonomic for VDI EnvironmentsIntelligently throttle I/O intensive events (e.g. re-boots, patch updates, virus updates) to maintain end-user experience without over provisioning.
White Paper How to Overcome The Challenges of Virtual Desktop InfrastructureThis paper explores some of the common challenges facing VDI planning, deployment, operations, and Turbonomic’s unique approach for addressing them.