Reference Architecture: Lenovo Client Virtualization with VMware Horizon and System x ServersReference Architecture

29 Mar 2017
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This document is the reference architecture (RA) for the Lenovo Client Virtualization (LCV) solution using VMware Horizon 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 VMware Horizon and the VMware ESXi hypervisor. The RA shows different operational models using Lenovo System x servers and Lenovo 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.

Note: For Client Virtualization using ThinkSystem servers, see

Table of Contents

Architectural overview
Component model
Operational model
Appendix: Bill of materials

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Change History

Changes in the March 29 update:

  • Added support for ESXi 6.5a and other minor corrections

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