Welcome to the Cisco Networking Professionals Ask the Expert conversation. This is an opportunity to learn how Cisco Unified Computing System can simplify data center operations. Omar is the solution manager for data center switching in the Data Center Solutions team. He is responsible for messaging and positioning for the Cisco portfolio of Ethernet switching products in the Data Center. He has spent over 20 years in the IT industry and has developed a broad portfolio of experience including data center management, network operations, system engineering, field sales, and business systems analysis. Omar has also been an active CCIE since 1994.
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Since sizing is completely based on the type of workload there is no generic guideline but for VDI workload for example we have published a whitepaper that details sizing for VDI environment with ESX 3.5.
We are currently working on two other sizing guides for VMWare which should be available in December:
- VDI (View 4) with VSphere 4
- Microsoft Exchange in VMware environment
In addition there is a VMware sizer tool for UCS in the works.
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