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VDI Boot Storm

What Does VDI Boot Storm Mean?

A VDI boot storm is the degradation of service that occurs when too many
end users boot up at the same time. This results in the overwhelming
of the network with too many data requests.


Techopedia Explains VDI Boot Storm

A VDI boot storm is a straightforward problem. Virtual desktop
workloads depend on the working hours of employees. In a typical office environment, workers are
logged in between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. each workday. The overall usage is not more than
the server can handle. However, a boot storm occurs when a lot of virtual desktops
are booted up during short window of time, say between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. This overwhelms
the system storage and users end up facing the inability to access the system.


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