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I prepared a beta version of my XenDesktop 7.5 sizing calculator. I would like to create a tool to prepare a baseline for discussion about hardware and storage requirements for VDI projects. In order to create a list of functional servers you have to provide basic information about the project. As a result you will get the following data:

  • number of infrastructure servers with the split into data centers
  • total amount of vRAM and vCPU required for infrastructure servers
  • total amount of vRAM and vCPU required for VM’s
  • total amount of hardware required to host calculated infrastructure
  • number of required SQL databases
  • total required storage
  • total required IOPS (this version include initial calculation and will be verified and updated)
  • total required bandwidth

Features to be added in the next version:

  • support for XenDesktop 7.6
  • modified calculation for Hyper-V configuration
  • and some more features …..
sizing tool

Figure 1

The sizing tool can be downloaded here: XenDesktop Sizing Calculator

I would like to invite everyone to download this calculator and would be happy to hear all comments and  hints to make this tool better and more usefull.