Monitoring PVS Accelerator

I love data. I like seeing numbers and graphs. I like to see if something is having an impact. I like when new capabilities provides us with the means to monitor because this data gives me reassurance that the feature has an impact instead of me simply believing it does. Let's look at XenServer 7.1... Continue Reading →


How does Workspace Environment Management Improve Windows Logon Time

I've been able to experience the results of implementing Workspace Environment Management into a Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop environment.  I was easily able to obtain at least a 50% reduction in logon duration. I understand the why. I want to now understand the how. Let's first examine the Windows logon process. When a user enters... Continue Reading →

Improving Logon Time with PVS Accelerator

The title is correct.  We can improve user logon time by implementing PVS accelerator in XenServer 7.1. This actually makes perfect sense. We already showed that PVS Accelerator drastically improves VM boot times because portions of the master vDisk image are cached locally.  Booting a VM equates to roughly 80% reads and 20% writes.  VMs... Continue Reading →

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