We are currently looking for a server-side virtualization solution for our developer desktop-systems. We so far chose XenDesktop since we are already running Xen for virtualized servers. This is a small deployment, we are talking about 30-40 Desktops running Eclipse simultaneously.
The question is: Will it be sufficient to have only 1-2 machines with lots of CPUs, memory and local storage to run this system or do we have to run a dedicated storage array with iSCSI or even FC?
I am not completely aware on how the XenDesktop-Services running on a dedicated W2k8-Server deploys the individual images.