Oh yeah XenDesktop to the MAX! We have been in the planning phase for quite some time as deploying over 5000 virtual desktops is a little bit of a change and challenge.
So first had to decided on Virtualization Platform… Do we add to the existing VMWare ESX environment or build a new one? After many talks New one it is, and XenServer 5.6 was the choice. Second decision, Storage? Again do we utilize existing infrastructure or build out a new one? Build a new one that is going to be dedicated to XenDesktop. Now time to prove all this… Pretty simple with XenServer and their true saying 10 til Xen! Within about 2 hours the first Win7 box was getting its final make over. vDisk provisioned and once I get the DHCP scope created and device's MAC addresses allowed on the network, we will have about 100 Desktops rocking!
More to come as the projects continues…
Just about to start a small XenDesktop project with only about 5000 XenDesktop's. Most likely will be building a small XenServer farm to support it! More to come on the challenges, tweaks, and work-a-rounds as they come… Going to be fun.