When you plan the specifications for View desktops, the choices that you make regarding RAM, CPU, and disk space have a significant effect on your choices for server and storage hardware and expenditures.

For many configuration elements, including RAM, CPU, and storage sizing, requirements depend largely on the type of worker who uses the virtual desktop and on the applications that must be installed.

RAM costs more for servers than it does for PCs. Because the cost of RAM is a high percentage of overall server hardware costs and total storage capacity needed, determining the correct memory allocation is crucial to planning your desktop deployment.

When estimating CPU, you must gather information about the average CPU utilization for various types of workers in your enterprise. In addition, calculate that another 10 to 25 percent of processing power is required for virtualization overhead and peak periods of usage.

When allocating disk space, provide only enough space for the operating system, applications, and additional content that users might install or generate. Usually this amount is smaller than the size of the disk that is included on a physical PC.