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What's new in XenDesktop and from Wow to How

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  1. What's new in XenDesktopand from Wow to How Andy Osborne Citrix Practice Lead, Esteem Systems July 2011

  2. XenDesktop with FlexCastTM Mobileusers Taskworkers USER TYPES Hosted VDI Streamed VHD Hosted Shared Local VM Runs locally online or offline 350+ users per server 2000+ users per server 130+ users per server On-Demand Apps Citrix Confidential - Do Not Distribute

  3. XenClient 2.0 Tech Preview • Major themes • Expanded HCL – 3 x more Hardware • 2nd generation Intel Core vPro support, 2nd generation Intel Core support • Discrete graphics support for AMD Radeon and FirePro GPUs • Support for non-vPro Systems and Intel Graphics • Production ready Synchronizer • Enhanced Scalability • Backup Optimizations • Operational Enhancements • Simplified User Interfaces • Receiver for XenClient UI revamp • Ability to make XenClient more hidden for non-technical users Citrix Confidential - Do Not Distribute

  4. 1st and 2nd Generation VDI

  5. 1st Generation VDI – Infrastructure Image 2 Hypervisor Central Storage Image 1 Virtual Desktops

  6. 1st Generation VDI – User Experience Server All applications graphics and media rendered on the server

  7. Limitations to 1st Generation VDI • No improvement to lifecycle management • Difficult to scale • Premium cost • Limited user experience Citrix Confidential - Do Not Distribute

  8. 2nd generation VDI – Incremental Improvements • Introduction of lifecycle management – pools • Address bottlenecks for scale • Cost reduced through system and storage innovation • Protocols improved for user experience Citrix Confidential - Do Not Distribute

  9. 3rd Generation VDI

  10. 3nd generation VDI – Optimized for mass adoption • Full lifecycle management of virtual desktops and apps • Reduced storage and system costs • User experience optimized for network scale and control • Service provider-grade monitoring and troubleshooting Citrix Confidential - Do Not Distribute

  11. Advanced Provisioning with Desktop Studio MasterImage Desktop ID Hypervisor Central Storage Virtual Desktops Persistent Non-Persistent

  12. XenDesktop with IntelliCacheTM MasterImage Desktop ID Hypervisor Central Storage Virtual Desktops

  13. IntelliCache Benefits • Up to 99% reduction in storage I/O • 50% reduction in storage cost • Cache – Not local copy • No administrative overhead 4000 Hosted Virtual Desktops With IntelliCache 4000 Hosted Virtual Desktops

  14. On-Demand Apps: Powered by Receiver Windows, Web and SaaS Single sign-on Self-service enterprise app store Follow-me applications Granular, smart access control Citrix Confidential - Do Not Distribute

  15. Hosted and Streamed Applications Layered Apps for Single Image Management Hypervisor Virtual Desktops XenApp

  16. Faster than Local Application Experience Session Prelaunch and Streamed App cache Hypervisor Virtual Desktops XenApp

  17. Desktop Director Desktop virtualization goes mainstream • Designed for the help desk • Unifies Apps and Desktops • Now includes HDX Monitor Citrix Confidential - Do Not Distribute

  18. Getting from Wow to How - Design and Deliver a Delightful Virtual Desktop User Experience

  19. Start Fast

  20. Power Management • Desktop available? • Power-Up early • Separate storms

  21. Profiles Retention of customizations is more critical than ever

  22. Profiles There is no reason for the logon process to take more than 30 seconds

  23. Profile Types Citrix Confidential - Do Not Distribute

  24. Some Other Tools to Help

  25. Progressive Display PACS

  26. Progressive Display TURN IT ON!!!!

  27. Progressive Display Settings - Baseline • LAN (100 Mb+) = Low Compression • High Speed WAN (10Mb+) = Medium Compression • WAN (1.5 – 10 Mb) = High Compression • Slow WAN ( < 1.5 Mb) = Very High Compression

  28. Progressive Display – Bandwidth Savings 88% Bandwidth Savings At Medium Compression

  29. Progressive Display with Google Earth Workflow

  30. Lossy Compression – Still Images

  31. HDX MediaStream - Flash

  32. HDX MediaStream – Flash Content Fetching • Client Side Content Fetching • Flash Player on client device downloads content • Default method • Ideal for Internet content • Server Side Content Fetching • Content is downloaded from VDI desktop and transmitted via ICA to client • Configured using Citrix Policies • Ideal for accessing Intranet content via Access Gateway

  33. Avatar Movie Site – 36 Second Flash Trailer

  34. HDX MediaStream – Windows Media

  35. HDX MediaStream - Specifics • DirectShow, DirectX Media, Windows Media Foundation • Codecs Must be loaded on client device • Windows Media Player (primary player we test) • Works with other DirectShow, DirectX or WMF Players • Server Side Content Fetching

  36. HDX MediaStream and QuickTime • QuickTime Player does not use DirectShow • Windows Media Player can play MOV files • Load QuickTime and Codecs on Client and VDI Desktop

  37. Client Devices

  38. HDX Features Supported by Client Type

  39. HDX Experience Monitor

  40. Dedicate Proper Resources • Text

  41. Turn Off Unnecessary Windows Services

  42. Turn Off Through GPO

  43. Registry Modifications • Disable last Access Timestamp* • Disable Large Send Offload • Disable TCP/IP Offload • Increase Service Startup Timeout • Hide Hard Error Messages • Disable CIFS Change Notification • Disable Logon Screensaver * Configured by Optimizer

  44. User Specific Modifications • Disable screensavers • Reduce Menu Show Delay • Disable most Visual Effects • Force off-screen user composition for IE

  45. Standard Mode Disk Modifications • Disable Clear Page File at Shutdown* • Disable Offline Files* • Disable Background Defragmentation* • Disable Background Layout Service* • Disable Bug Check Memory Dump* • Disable Hibernation* • Disable Memory Dumps* • Disable Machine Account Password Changes* • Redirect Event Logs • Reduce Event Log Size to 64k* * Configured by Optimizer

  46. Some Final Configurations • Disable Boot Animation • Remove Unused Windows Components • Avoid Page File Fragmentation • Run Disk Cleanup • Defragment Drives • Optimize Antivirus

  47. Application VirtualizationNon-Persistent Desktops

  48. Keys to a Delightful Virtual Desktop Experience • Optimize the logon experience • Enhance graphics by turning on HDX features • Tune the Windows 7 desktop