[THIN] Re: [Maybe Spam] MetaFrame Session Sharing

  • From: <Jeff.Pitsch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2005 14:18:03 -0500

Load balancing can trump session sharing if the load on the server is to
high.  Your right, you probably don't notice it as much with the default
evaluator but it does happen.  

Jeff Pitsch 

-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Arthur Reyes
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2005 2:12 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: [Maybe Spam] MetaFrame Session Sharing

I've been using this "feature" for quite a while now.  I see it
typically when I fire up Outlook from my WI at my client's site, then
additional published apps as I use them to resolve issues.  This is a
daily occurrence, and I've yet to see any real problems with this
feature.

And you're right.  Each additional application starts up without the
entire login process taking place again, as if you really are launching
them locally.  I love it, because I find the alternative, where the
login process repeats itself; script and all; each time an application
is launched to be annoying for both myself and most users who do not
want a published desktop, and insist on a variety of individual
published applications.

Since I don't use custom load evaluators, I can't speak in depth
regarding situations where launching additional applications would set
off a load evaluator and force my new application to be launched on
another server in the farm.  Don't know what would happen, or if it
should ever happen.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
> Behalf Of Jeff.Pitsch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2005 1:00 PM
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Re: [Maybe Spam] MetaFrame Session Sharing
> 
> The feature is automatic.  You can't really disable/enable this
feature.
> It is desirable because you use less Metaframe licenses.  A license is

> consumed for each session.  If session sharing is not functioning, a 
> user that starts 2 applications will start 2 sessions and use 2 
> connection licenses.  That is obviously not desirable.
> 
> Session sharing has become much better as time has gone on and the 
> understanding of how it works has improved.  You will probably not get

> 100% of the sessions shared (load balancing is one part of the whole
> thing) but it will allow you to cut down on the amount of licenses 
> needed.
> 
> Jeff Pitsch
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
> Behalf Of Bernd Harzog
> Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2005 1:52 PM
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [Maybe Spam] [THIN] MetaFrame Session Sharing
> 
> Folks,
> 
> I have a question about a MetaFrame feature which I have recently 
> become aware of - Session Sharing. Apparently this feature allows 
> Published Application B to share the session that was previously 
> established by Published Application A. Apparently the benefit of this

> feature is that the overhead of establishing and maintaining a session

> does not have to be incurred for each application launched by a user. 
> However, there appear to be some configuration and reliability 
> concerns with this feature. So, my questions are:
> 
> 1. Is this feature widely used today?
> 2. Is this feature deemed to be highly desirable, in other words, if 
> the "issues" with it are addressed, it would see widespread use?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Bernd Harzog
> CEO
> Applications Performance Management Experts www.apmexperts.com 
> bernd.harzog@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 770-475-4249
> 
> 
> ********************************************************
> This Weeks Sponsor: ThinPrint, GmbH
> Now available: .print Remote Desktop Printing Engine for Microsoft 
> Terminal Services
> http://www.thinprint.com/dotprint/index.php?s=682&lc=1
> **********************************************************
> Useful Thin Client Computing Links are available at:
> http://thin.net/links.cfm
> ThinWiki community - Excellent SBC Search Capabilities!
> http://www.thinwiki.com
> ***********************************************************
> For Archives, to Unsubscribe, Subscribe or set Digest or Vacation mode

> use the below link:
> http://thin.net/citrixlist.cfm
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ** ** **  PRIVILEGED AND CONFIDENTIAL  ** ** ** This email 
> transmission contains privileged and confidential information intended

> only for the use of the individual or entity named above.  Any 
> unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited and

> may be a violation of law.  If you are not the intended recipient or a

> person responsible for delivering this message to an intended 
> recipient, please delete the email and immediately notify the sender 
> via the email return address or mailto:postmaster@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Thank you.
> 
> ********************************************************
> This Weeks Sponsor: ThinPrint, GmbH
> Now available: .print Remote Desktop Printing Engine for Microsoft 
> Terminal Services http://www.thinprint.com/dotprint/index.php?sh2&lc=
> **********************************************************
> Useful Thin Client Computing Links are available at:
> http://thin.net/links.cfm
> ThinWiki community - Excellent SBC Search Capabilities!
> http://www.thinwiki.com
> ***********************************************************
> For Archives, to Unsubscribe, Subscribe or set Digest or Vacation mode

> use the below link:
> http://thin.net/citrixlist.cfm


********************************************************
This Weeks Sponsor: ThinPrint, GmbH
Now available: .print Remote Desktop Printing Engine for Microsoft
Terminal Services
http://www.thinprint.com/dotprint/index.php?s=682&lc=1
**********************************************************
Useful Thin Client Computing Links are available at:
http://thin.net/links.cfm
ThinWiki community - Excellent SBC Search Capabilities!
http://www.thinwiki.com
***********************************************************
For Archives, to Unsubscribe, Subscribe or set Digest or Vacation mode
use the below link:
http://thin.net/citrixlist.cfm


********************************************************
This Weeks Sponsor: ThinPrint, GmbH
Now available: .print Remote Desktop Printing Engine
for Microsoft Terminal Services
http://www.thinprint.com/dotprint/index.php?sh2&lc=1
**********************************************************
Useful Thin Client Computing Links are available at:
http://thin.net/links.cfm
ThinWiki community - Excellent SBC Search Capabilities!
http://www.thinwiki.com
***********************************************************
For Archives, to Unsubscribe, Subscribe or
set Digest or Vacation mode use the below link:
http://thin.net/citrixlist.cfm

Other related posts: