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Q1.What is the HP CV SMB Reference Architecture for VMware View?
A1.The HP Client Virtualization (CV) SMB Reference Architecture for VMware View utilizes the best-selling HP ProLiant DL380 Gen8 server to deliver a simple, cost-competitive SMB solution - developed and tested with leading virtualization software partner, VMware, to provide a secure, consistent, reliable end-user experience.
Q2.The HP CV SMB Reference Architecture for VMware View is based on which products?
A2.- HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 Server

- VMware View (includes vSphere for View)

- HP P4000 Virtual SAN Appliance (VSA)

- HP IO Accelerator cards (optional)
Q3.What is the upgrade path if I want to support more users?
A3.The HP CV SMB Reference Architecture for VMware View takes the guesswork out of scaling your supported user base. HP and VMware have tested the software and hardware together and determined the most optimal sizing and performance for a prescribed number of users. If you need to support more end-users, just add another HP DL380p Gen8 server.
Q4.Do I get VMware licenses with HP CV SMB reference architectures?
A4.No, since this is a reference architecture versus a solution with an orderable part number, there is nothing to buy. You have the option to purchase VMware software through HP, or use your existing licenses.
Q5.What services does HP recommend for this reference architecture?
A5.HP and HP's authorized service partners provide you with a wide and varied service support portfolio that enables you to capitalize on the full IT infrastructure capabilities. You can rely on HP and Partner IT technical know-how to maximize the availability of your x86 based IT solutions. In response to your changing needs, HP has realigned and simplified its Technology Services portfolio. All reactive services are aligned to Foundation Care, whereas critical offerings form Proactive Care.
Foundation Care services deliver scalable support-packages for HP industry-standard servers and software. You can choose the type and level of service that is most suitable for your business needs.

If you are running business critical environments, HP offers Proactive Care or Critical Advantage. These services help deliver high levels of application availability through proactive service management and advanced technical response.
All service options include HP Insight Remote Support for secure remote monitoring, diagnosis, and problem resolution. Also included is the HP Support Center that provides access to the information, tools, and experts to support HP business products.
HP and its partners can further modernize offers to deliver new support solutions specially tailored to your business critical x86 environments. You can receive the support experience that is more personalized, proactive, and connected than even before.

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