So I thought it might be interesting to see the difference Workspace Environment Management has on the logon experience with VDI.
Note: Both of these examples mapped 5 drives, mapped 3 printers, used a 500MB roaming profile and executed a single logon script that queried a single AD Group.
Improving logon time is a fun topic because the experience is oftentimes so bad. I heard (and I’ve complained) about the horrible experience. On the opposite side, I’ve also heard many others bragging about how fast their logon times are. What’s your logon time? Excited to share or afraid to say?
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.
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.