UCLA’s Graduate Admissions Office uses VirtuCache to improve performance of VMware View

UCLA’s Graduate Admissions Office uses VirtuCache to improve performance of VMware View

UCLA Grad Admissions Office has deployed Virtual Desktops for students and staff using VMware Horizon View.

End users of these virtual desktops complained about slow boot times, Windows cursor and start button freezing and generally slow response times from the virtual desktops at various times during the day.

VirtuCache was deployed on each of the physical hosts with Seagate SATA SSDs.
VirtuCache was configured to cache LUNs on their HP EVA and Xiotech appliances to a single 480 GB Seagate 600 Pro SATA SSDs installed in each of their ESXi hosts.

The chart below shows maximum latencies before and after VirtuCache for each of the VMs on the host for two consecutive Mondays. Performance data for the ESXi host shown in this graph is a representative example of the extent to which performance of each host in the cluster was improved.

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By using VirtuCache with a single 480 GB Seagate enterprise SATA SSD, peak VM level latencies were reduced by a fourth or less. We ensured that maximum VM latency at all times remained under 20 milliseconds.