Reference Architecture: Lenovo Client Virtualization with Citrix XenDesktop and System x ServersReference Architecture (withdrawn product)

27 Mar 2017
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This document is the reference architecture (RA) for the Lenovo Client Virtualization (LCV) solution using Citrix XenDesktop on System x servers. It should be read in conjunction with the LCV base reference architecture document. This RA describes the software components of the solution including Citrix XenDesktop and a variety of hypervisors. The RA shows different operational models using Lenovo ThinkSystem servers and networking, and storage products with guidance on how to size each part of the solution. Some examples of different deployment models are provided together with an appendix containing the bill of materials.

Withdrawn: This reference architecture is now withdrawn. The replacement is Reference Architecture: Lenovo Client Virtualization with Citrix XenDesktop and ThinkSystem Servers.

Table of Contents

Architectural overview
Component model
Operational model
Appendix: Bill of materials

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Change History

Changes in the March 27 (Version 1.4) update:

  • Added performance measurements and recommendations for the Intel E5-2600 v4 processor family with ESXi 6.5a and added BOMs for Lenovo M5 “Broadwell” series servers.
  • Replaced SAN switches with Lenovo B65xx series switches.
  • Removed older storage and replaced with Lenovo storage.
  • Replaced Nvidia GRID K1 and K2 GPUs with GRID 2.0 M60.
  • Removed Atlantis storage.

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