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4
Jun

RemoteFX and Dell Hardware Power Management

VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) can bring great benefits to organizations through consolidated management, reduced hardware maintenance, better remote connectivity and support, and environmental friendliness, to name a few. However, nothing will kill it faster than a hoard of users wishing for their old hardware back, because the new “thing” is too slow.

For many in the field, the first warning is the storage. Monday morning boot storms (or patching, virus scans, etc) can take spinning disks to their knees. I recalling hearing the prophecies all the way back at VMworld 2008. VDI has come a long way since then–so far, in fact, that we ask and even expect streaming video from our virtual desktops (thank you, Teradici and RemoteFX).

fishbowlfirefliesDuring our RemoteFX pilot (on Hyper-V 2012 R2), we started out with mediocre NVIDIA Quadro K4000 GPUs, but learned our error and quickly swapped those for the GRID K2’s. Surely that would bring us the fish and fireflies that everyone else was seeing in their performance tests.

Try as we might, we just couldn’t get consistent results. The best GPUs just weren’t performing. Read moreRead more

18
Mar

Windows Thin PC and RDP 8.1 Client

When working on a VDI Project involving RemoteFX, the idea of using Windows Thin PC came up to take advantage of old hardware.  If you are not familiar with Windows Thin PC, it is a stripped down version of Windows 7 (Windows 7 Embedded to be exact).  When configuring Windows Thin PC and running Windows Update on it, you may find that many updates that you want are not deemed applicable to the system by Windows Update or ConfigMgr.  A very important one of these updates are the RDP 8.0/8.1 clients. Read moreRead more

31
Aug

VMworld: VMware View Performance & Best Practices (EUC3163)

PCoIP server offload card for improved graphical performance & consolidation

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– WAN bandwidth optimizations: ~75% reduction
– CPU optimizations: idle VMs, algorithms, libraries
– Better session resilience: session recovery during loss of network of up to 30 seconds
– PCoIP performance counters
– Provisioning: faster and more parallelism

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