[THIN] Re: XenApp 6.5 optimization

  • From: "julien, Sybille" <sybille_juls@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 01:37:40 -0700 (PDT)

I have publish this for XA 6 last years, 
http://www.citrixtools.net/Resources/Articles/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/5610/Windows-2008-R2-Remote-Desktop-and-XenApp-6-Tuning-Tips-Update.aspx ;
but I will say the most important that I notice is SMB/lanmanserver tuning that 
make real diffrence... (when done on XA and File servers of course :-)   and 
CPU set to max performance for VM

this tips are include in the CTX131577   and also defined by microsoft on the 
prf tuning guide 

So I will say this is the minimum optimization that I recommend every time and 
supported by citrix and microsoft. The other could depend of your 


>De : Joe Shonk <joe.shonk@xxxxxxxxx>
>À : thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>Envoyé le : Jeudi 12 juillet 2012 23h18
>Objet : [THIN] Re: XenApp 6.5 optimization
>That being said, we found an issue with one of the tweaks in Citrix's Best 
>Practices Guide.  Needless to say, that tweak is no longer in the guide. 
>However, with that being said, we do use the Citrix recommended tweaks and 
>because it came from Citrix when can still get support.
>On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 11:26 AM, Andrew Wood <andrew.wood@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
>Indeed, - “Over tweaking complicates the environment more than it needs too”. 
>>Set it up, test and measure – if that’s acceptable – move on: 
>>Remember, the RDS team put a lot of effort into 2008R2 and 2k8R2 in general 
>>has a lot of improvements – you’ve a completely new platform, don’t repeat 
>>the 5 monkey story.
>>From:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
>>Of Joe Shonk
>>Sent: 12 July 2012 18:28
>>To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>Subject: [THIN] Re: XenApp 6.5 optimization
>>Which one?  I would be careful of the Win 2003/XA 5 tweaks as much has 
>>changed. Things like disabling the Firewall services (at the services layer, 
>>not via policy) will cause all kinds of problems.  Not just with RDS, but 
>>things like print and clusters too.
>>Today, increasing user density isn't as important as it once was.  Over 
>>tweaking complicates the environment more than it needs too.  There is 
>>something to be said about keeping it simple. Invest that time into 
>>User environment management, policy management and something like App-V.
>>On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 8:10 AM, Tom Sorenson <tsorenson99@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>I'm wondering if there are any optimization tweaks necessary beyond what is 
>>in the Citrix Consulting Services published guide 
>>I'm seeing quite a few people advocating using tweaks we did in the Windows 
>>2003 / XenApp 5.0 world.  
>>The lists thoughts and suggestions would be most appreciated.

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