Screenshot of View Planner after running it

VDI Capacity Planning with View Planner

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By Mohit Mangal, Atul Pandey, and Alok Sen Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments are on the rise due to employees working from home all over the world. VDI users can work remotely from anywhere and on any device—like tablets, thin clients, and laptops—while accessing remote desktops hosted on private data centers and in the cloud. Read more...

VMware vSGA for Content-Rich VDI

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We look at the performance of NVIDIA GRID vGPU technology vs. VMware vSGA stack in vSphere 6.7 U3. We show how vSGA offers similar performance as GRID vGPU when running some common software applications on VMware Horizon 7 VDI desktops. Read more...

Virtual SAN 6.2 Performance with OLTP and VDI Workloads

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Virtual SAN is a VMware storage solution that is tightly integrated with vSphere—making storage setup and maintenance in a vSphere virtualized environment fast and flexible. Virtual SAN 6.2 adds several features and improvements, including additional data integrity with software checksum, space efficiency features of RAID-5 and RAID-6, deduplication and compression, and an in-memory client read Read more...

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...

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...

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...