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.
In 2012, I started my pursuit of astrophotography. Let’s just say the results of M42 – The Orion Nebula were not very impressive.
Over the course of 5 years, I continued to try out new techniques and learned a lot about signal-to-noise ratios, imaging histograms, Bahtinov masks and more. I continued striving for better results and am glad to say, the my work is finally showing positive results.
All of the effort is starting to show some very good results.
I find that astrophotography gives people a “Wow” feeling; so, let’s change topics to something that creates the opposite feeling: Logon Time.
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 using the same image are reading the same blocks of data. Due to this similarity, we are able to see huge network utilization reductions by using the PVS Accelerator cache. These reductions in the network utilization translates into faster boot times.