Tag: pvs

  1. Diving deeper into the latest XenDesktop 7.5 IOPS results

    As you saw in a previous blog, XenDesktop 7.5 is able to achieve an average IOPS value of less than 1/10th per user. Of course when you put out unbelievable results like this you hear a lot of comments trying to find holes in the results or test procedures. This is as it should be as it is part of any good scientific method. In order ...

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  2. Citrix Puts Storage ‘On Notice’!

    That's right - we just put storage throughput and IOPS officially "on notice"!  And in turn (whether we really meant to or not), we made every storage company that got into business over the last ~6 years (since we introduced VDI) to solve the dreaded IOPS problem think twice.  Citrix just threw down the gauntlet and it means we can finally stop talking about IOPS. ...

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  3. Turbo Charging your IOPS with the new PVS Cache in RAM with Disk Overflow Feature! – Part Two

    My colleague Miguel Contreras and I have done quite a bit of testing with the new PVS Cache in RAM with Hard Disk Overflow feature with some amazing results!  If you haven’t already read it, I would recommend that you check out Part One of this series. In part two of this series I will walk you through some more detailed analysis and results from testing ...

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  4. The Changing Read/Write Ratio for XenApp

    As technology changes, so too does a recommendation. For years when you deployed XenApp servers with Provisioning Services, the storage Read:Write ratio would be 10:90. This is still the case in most scenarios. But in analyzing the latest data from the Citrix Solutions Lab, who were testing the "RAM Cache with Overflow to Disk" option, we encountered some results that will make us revisit some of ...

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  5. Demystifying KMS and Provisioning Services

    Beginning in Provisioning Services 5.6 SP1, Citrix introduced a new feature designed to facilitate Key Management Services (KMS) license activation of the Operating System and of Microsoft Office installations for images streamed in Standard (Read-only) mode. In this blog post, we’ll attempt to remove some of the mystery surrounding the implementation of the KMS license activation feature in Provisioning Services. The following points will be discussed ...

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  6. Turbo Charging your IOPS with the new PVS Cache in RAM with Disk Overflow Feature! – Part One

    With PVS 7.1 and later you may have noticed a new caching option called “Cache in Device RAM with Hard Disk Overflow”.  We actually implemented this new feature to address some application compatibility issues with Microsoft ASLR and PVS.  You can check out CTX139627 for more details. One of the most amazing side effects of this new feature is that it can give a significant performance ...

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  7. Citrix TaaS – Look who’s joined our team !

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                        Some of you may have participated in TaaS user surveys over the last year, either at Synergy, or a part of a customer user group.  One of the things we asked each time is "What other product would you like us to support?".  One product above all others was top of your wish-list every time we asked - Provisioning Server (PVS). Well, you asked, and we ...

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  8. Dear captain of the HMS PVS: fear the pirates! Arrrrr

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    So you decided to use Citrix Provisioning Services (or PVS in short) to distribute image to your Windows machines. Great! Now what?  What decisions are awaiting you and what implications do they have? Sailing the HMS PVS, a state-of-the-art cargo freight, there are dangers lurking the converged-infrastructure ocean.  As the captain on the PVS ship should ye fear the pirates?  Farms, sites, devices collections or vDisk ...

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  9. PVSDataTools v2.5 and Citrix Predictive Support: A Combination for Success!

    As we mentioned in our last blog, there have been great enhancements with troubleshooting in Provisioning Services (PVS) version 7.x through the implementation of Citrix Diagnostic Facility (CDF) tracing. In keeping with these enhancements, we are happy to announce today the release of PVSDataTools v2.5! If you’ve used previous versions of the PVSDataTools, you will recall it contained two tools – PVSDataCollector and PVSDataParser. With the ...

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  10. One Imaging Solution to Rule Them All

    As we all know, a single image management solution is extremely important in the VDI world. We will have hundreds or thousands of desktops that must be built and maintained. Image management is even more important when we have stateless desktops because we want our desktop to be reset to its original state after each user session. If you are doing stateless desktops without some ...

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