VMware released several new reference architectures today related to VMware View. The VMware View reference architecture itself has been out for a while. This is a helpful guide in giving example architecture and sizing best practices.
In addition to the VMware View reference architecture, the VMware View WAN Reference Architecture and VMware ThinApp Reference Architecture are now available. These two documents expand on WAN optimization best practices and ThinApp application deployment methods that the initial View reference architecture did not expand on.
The use cases in the reference architectures appeared to be helpful and the tips outlined were too.
One item I’d like to see more on is monitoring of the VMware View components and monitoring from end-to-end to ensure a quality user experience. From an architecture and planning perspective this capability should also be taken into account. This will facilitate being able to identify where issues actually are. For example, is the issue latency, virtual desktop performance issue, or endpoint issue? I’ve been asked the monitoring question several times. Citrix provides a great solution called EdgeSight. VMware also has recently released vCenter AppSpeed which may help some in end-to-end monitoring. There are several vendors that appear to have solutions for a VMware View environment. There may be more, but these are a few below: