Application Delivery and Load Balancing for VMware View Desktop Infrastructure
VMware View Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is designed to rapidly deploy secure and manageable Virtual Machine desktops to end users. A key component in green computing, VMware's consolidated approach to desktop management can reduce power and cooling requirements, simplify I/T processes and decrease risks related to desktop compliance as well as data storage, data security and data loss prevention.
Desktop virtualization is becoming more popular in all business segments. In large deployments, network saturation and CPU bottlenecks on connection brokers are some of the headaches that need to be solved. Creating additional connection brokers help this situation, but to really make the return on investment stick a network load balancing solution with SSL off-load needs to be implemented as well. Network load balancing allows administrators to scale both security and connection servers.
This paper addresses usage and configuration of F5 Network's BIG-IP© Local Traffic Manager™ (LTM) in combination with VMware's View 3.0 solution on Dell servers and Dell EqualLogic iSCSI storage.