This worksheet is designed to assist in gathering the information upfront that helps ensure a successful NetApp Virtual Desktop Managed Service (VDMS) deployment.
Company Details Instructions
Please provide the customer company name and (if applicable) the partner company name.
Customer Company Name
The customer company is the consumer of the virtual desktop service. The employees of this company are the end users who work in the virtual desktop service. The environment will be created in the customer company’s Microsoft 365 (aka Azure AD) tenant.
Partner Company Name
NetApp VDMS may be purchased through authorized NetApp partners. These service providers resell the service, provide implementation services and ongoing technical support. If this implementation is being sold and supported by a NetApp partner, enter the partner company name.
Technical Contact Instructions
Please provide the name and contact information of the contact person NetApp can work with on the technical aspects of this onboarding project. If this is a partner project, the technical contact should be from the partner company.
We'll use this to assign NetApp resources to match the technical contact's availability. This data is also used to define the time zone settings for servers and logs in the environment. End user desktops will operate in their local time, regardless of this setting.
Purchased SKUs Instructions
Please provide a summary of the purchased SKUs to assist with the early design planning steps.
A shared user's session runs on Windows 10 EVD session hosts (virtual machines) that are simultaneously hosting other shared users' sessions. Up to 10 total user sessions can run on a single session host. Each time a shared user connects they are assigned to a session host with the fewest concurrent sessions running to optimize resource allocation across active users.
Shared user session hosts are based on Azure virtual machine family with at least 8 CPU cores and 64GiB RAM allocated for every 10 users, typically an E-Series VM.
A VDI user's session runs on a Windows 10 EVD session host (virtual machine) that is dedicated to that user's session. Only one user session at a time will run on a VDI session host. Each time a VDI user connects they are assigned to an empty VDI session host.
VDI user session hosts are based on the Azure virtual machine family with at least 2 CPU cores and 8GiB RAM allocated for every user, typically a D-Series VM.
A GPU user's session runs on a Windows 10 EVD session host (virtual machine) that is dedicated to that user's session. Only one user session at a time will run on a GPU session host. Each time a GPU user connects they are assigned to an empty GPU session host.
GPU user session hosts are based on the NV-Series virtual machine family with at least 8GiB of GPU memory allocated for every user. Currently supported options are the Nvidia-based NV12s v3 and the AMD-based NV16as v4 VMs. Availability varies by Azure region.
A business server supports workloads other than hosting user sessions. This virtual machine runs Windows Server and is allocated 8 CPU cores and 64GiB RAM along with a 128GiB OS disk. As much as possible, application data (including databases) should be stored on the data storage layer (e.g. Azure NetApp Files) and not the business server OS disk.
Additional TiB(s) Storage
Additional storage can be purchased in 1 TiB increments, increasing the total size of the data storage layer. This additional storage capacity will be allocated to the storage type and tier as determined by the user count, adding storage will not change the type or tier of storage service used.
- Minimum users count (10) not met.