Category Archives: XenApp

I’m 100% sure that 100% is not 100%

What I’ve learned about Nvidia vGPU Monitoring Monitoring a virtualization solution is important to know how the solution is performing and that you have sufficient resources available. This is even more important with 3D applications, because a little drop in … Continue reading

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Why GPU is important for ANY virtualization project

During an assessment I did this year together with Thomas Poppelgaard for a company that wanted to do 3D virtualization, we got a report of the GPU consuming applications, and we were surprised by the results. I cannot share the … Continue reading

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How Nvidia vGPU is sharing compute power and how to monitor and manage it. (updated)

UPDATE 2. SEPTEMBER 2014! I’ve received updated information about this topic from NVidia and Citrix, so this is a completely rewritten blogpost. With Nvidia and Citrix Xenserver vGPU, a GPU is shared between a numbers of virtual machines. Source: http://www.nvidia.com/object/virtual-gpus.htmlContinue reading

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How I increased IOPS 200 times with XenServer and PVS

UPDATED INFO HERE: http://virtexperience.com/2014/03/10/an-update-about-my-experience-with-pvs/ In my previous blogpost I’m describing how the PVS 7.1 new Cache to Ram with overflow to disk does not give you any more IOPS than cache to disk. http://virtexperience.com/2013/11/05/pvs-7-1-ram-cache-with-overflow-to-disk/ During that test, I discovered that Intermediate … Continue reading

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Experience with Hyper-V and PVS 7

UPDATED INFO HERE: http://virtexperience.com/2014/03/10/an-update-about-my-experience-with-pvs/ Everyone trying to use Provisioning Services with hyper-v knows that there is one big issue. Hyper-V does not support PXE boot on synthetic NIC. To work around this, you need 2 NIC’s for PVS traffic, one legacy … Continue reading

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Fastest way to resize a PVS VHD file using diskpart

Got this from here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/danstolts/archive/2011/04/02/how-to-expand-and-extend-to-increase-capacity-on-a-virtual-hard-disk-the-easy-and-fast-way-solve-the-problem-of-out-of-disk-space-on-drive-c-forever.aspx First, if you have subversions of the PVS disk, merge it to a new base and then rename the new vhd, pvp and lok file. Delete the merged version from the PVS console. Note, this … Continue reading

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Xenserver script to assign vCPU and vGPU to VM’s

When working with HDX3D and HDX3DPRO you will probably need to more than 2 cpu’s on a XenDesktop VM and more than 4 cpu’s on a XenApp VM. To work around the license limit in windows (max 2 CPU’s on … Continue reading

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