Optimization Recommendations for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

Overview

With proper monitoring, administrators are able to identify what areas of the solution to focus optimization efforts on. The following items are some of the most common areas for optimizing a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops deployment.

End User Experience

HDX is a set of remoting technologies providing the user with the best possible virtual application and desktop experience. The technologies within HDX include things like the ICA protocol, adaptive display, adaptive throughput, browser content redirection and more. Each technology within HDX focuses on a unique part of the overall virtual app and desktop session delivery approach. To see how these capabilities improve the overall experience, watch the following videos.

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  Feature Video View demo: Adaptive Display
  Feature Video View demo: Adaptive Throughput
  Feature Video View demo: Adaptive Transport
  Feature Video View demo: Browser Content Redirection

Logon Performance

To deliver the best possible logon performance, Workspace Environment Management replaces commonly used Windows Group Policy Object objects, logon scripts, and preferences with an agent, which is deployed on each virtual machine or server. The agent is multi-threaded and applies changes to user environments only when required, ensuring that users always have access to their desktop as quickly as possible. Time consuming processes are handled out of sync with the initial logon process.

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  Feature Video View demo: Logon Optimization
  Optimization Guidance Read more: Logon Optimization

Microsoft Teams and Unified Communications

By optimizing the way Microsoft Teams voice and video communication packets cross the wire, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops delivers a virtual meeting experience identical to that of a traditional PC.

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  Feature Video View demo: Microsoft Teams Optimization
  Proof of Concept Guide Follow the Guide: Getting Started Guide for Microsoft Teams Optimization
  Optimization Guidance Read more: Optimizing Unified Communications

Resource Utilization

CPU and RAM optimization, involves real-time monitoring of the process running on each VM. When a process is detected to be monopolizing CPU resources (for a defined amount of time), Workspace Environment Management automatically reduces the priority of the process. When processes go idle, Workspace Environment Management automatically releases reduces the application’s RAM working set. These optimization techniques help reduce overall server load.

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  Feature Video View demo: CPU Optimization
  Optimization Guidance Read more: CPU Optimization
  Feature Video View demo: RAM Optimization
  Optimization Guidance Read more: RAM Optimization
Optimization Recommendations for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops