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Planning the Installation

Server Capacity Planning

It is critical for the server to have enough resources to accommodate peak concurrent virtual desktop usage, which is not necessarily the same as peak connected usage. Any virtual desktop environment running on the server—whether a user is connected to it or not—counts toward concurrent usage. Even if users are not connected to the server, they might still have a virtual desktop environment consuming resources.

When planning for adequate server capacity in an existing environment, there are two factors to consider:

  • the density of the VERDE virtual server desktop
  • the components that make up local storage

The total assigned virtual machine RAM plus overhead should never exceed the amount of physical RAM in the server. Doing so will result in extreme performance degradation.