Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Bandwidth – 2003 vs 1912 release

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 2003 is the first release after the much anticipated 1912 LTSR. Between the major LTSR releases, there are numerous smaller releases that can directly impact bandwidth consumption. The previous set of tests compared the 1912 LTSR release with the 7.15 LTSR release, showing a huge reduction in bandwidth usage. The… Continue reading Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Bandwidth – 2003 vs 1912 release

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Bandwidth

With Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 1912 achieved LTSR (Long Term Servicing Release).  This is the first LTSR since the 7.15 release, which was almost 3 years earlier. In 3 years, a lot has changed. The protocol had many improvements that directly impacted the user experience and bandwidth utilization. With each release, since 7.11 (2016),… Continue reading Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Bandwidth

Citrix VDA Performance

Winter in Minnesota.  Back the car out of my driveway, reach the road and my car immediately slides, sideways downhill.  I think I need new tires. One of the best practices I like to talk about is “Maintain, because set and forget does not work.” We all know it is important to maintain our systems,… Continue reading Citrix VDA Performance

LoginVSI PowerShell – Automate Tests

I have a PowerShell function that preps my lab and another executes a single LoginVSI test.  Now, I need to fully automate my LoginVSI testing to perform multiple tests without any interaction.  I need to do the following: Perform a test for each Master VM I specify For each Master VM, test specific workloads For… Continue reading LoginVSI PowerShell – Automate Tests

LoginVSI PowerShell – New-CitrixVSITest

Being able to automate a LoginVSI test saves a lot of time, but there is more to testing than just the LoginVSI portion. We must remember to get the environment prepared for a LoginVSI test. For a Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop test, I always need to do the following: Prepare environment Remove the first VM… Continue reading LoginVSI PowerShell – New-CitrixVSITest

LoginVSI PowerShell – Invoke-VSITest

LoginVSI automates performance testing and I need to automate LoginVSI. By calling this one function, I can invoke a single LoginVSI test. At a high-level, the test does the following Prepare test These items simply get the environment ready for a LoginVSI test. It includes doing the following: Delete any old test files on the… Continue reading LoginVSI PowerShell – Invoke-VSITest