Turbo-charge View Video Performance

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For desktop VMs using VMXnet3 NICs, you can significantly improve the peak video playback performance of your View desktop by simply setting the following registry setting to the value recommended by Microsoft: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Afd\Parameters\FastSendDatagramThreshold to 1500 [As discussed in a Microsoft KB article here] [N.B. A reboot of the desktop VM is required after changing this Read more...

ThinApped VMware View Clients – a Zero-install solution

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Looking around the various VDI forums, there's usually some discussion of VDI clients that don't require any additional plug-ins, add-ons or installation of any kind on the end user device – a zero-install solution. While this discussion is usually focused on access via web browsers, I've recently been playing with ThinApp to deliver a zero-install Read more...

View 5.1 Performance

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In addition to the numerous enhancements detailed here, View 5.1 debuts a number of significant enhancements and optimizations to the PCoIP protocol. In this blog, we detail some of the most beneficial:  PCoIP efficiency Continuing refinements to compression protocols and general performance optimization deliver further improvements in PCoIP efficiency and corresponding reductions in CPU consumption. Read more...

VMware View 5 resource optimization

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In last week’s post, we discussed 4 simple settings that we have observed deliver significant resource savings, while preserving user experience for typical desktop users. While we discussed the benefits of each setting in isolation, I just wanted to illustrate the overall gains. For runs using View Planner (which simulates a typical office user, with Read more...

4 simple resource optimizations for VMware View 5

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By default the VMware View PCoIP protocol dynamically optimizes for the best user experience for the given resource constraints. In the majority of environments, this is the desired approach. However, there can be times where individual users or group administrators are interested in different resource utilization policies and in past blogs and whitepapers we have Read more...

VMware View 5 Network Optimization

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PCoIP is an adaptive protocol that works to deliver the best possible user experience for any given network and CPU constraints. In the majority of environments, this is the desired approach. However, there can be times where individual users or group administrators are interested in different resource utilization policies. For instance, administrators may not want Read more...

VMware View PCoIP & Build-to-lossless

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We have talked in previous posts about the ability in View 5 to disable build to lossless (BTL). When BTL is disabled, PCoIP rapidly builds the client image to a high quality, but lossy image — by default, if the image remains constant, PCoIP would continue to refine the image in the background until it Read more...

View 5 PCoIP Client-Side Image Caching

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At the recent VMworld we mentioned that VMware View 5 introduces PCoIP support for client-side image caching. In our VMworld presentation, we highlighted that, on average, this caching optimization reduces bandwidth consumption by about 30%. However, there are a number of important scenarios where the ability of the PCoIP image cache to capture spatial, as Read more...

VMworld 2011 VMware View 5 PCoIP

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Slides from our recent VMworld presentation on View 5 PCoIP performance (EUC1987) are now available here. In addition to discusing the latest PCoIP optimizations and best practices in detail, it also presents competitive data. Read more...

VMware View & PCoIP at VMworld

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In recent weeks there’s been growing excitement about the PCoIP enhancements coming to VMware View. For instance, Warren Ponder discussed here how these enhancements reduce bandwidth consumption by up to 75%. Engineers from VMware’s performance team (& Warren) will be talking more about these enhancements and how they translate into real-world performance at the rapidly Read more...