Analyzing Large-scale Network Boot Workload for Windows

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Thursday, September 23, 2010
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The presentation covers techniques to measure, visualize and further analyze disk workload for large-scale network boot for Windows. The workload includes both deployment and boot of Microsoft Windows for diskless clients using Microsoft iSCSI Software Target as an example. The techniques are broadly applicable to any block storage technology. The presentation also illustrates translation from workload analysis to software scalability opfization as well as underlying hardware configuration guidelines, including clusters.

Server scalability considerations for large-scale network boot
Workload measurement and visualization
Workload-specific optimization in software and hardware