Can someone please provide some accurate guidelines in terms of scoping bandwidth requirements for a WAN connection for 30 users for delivering a full hosted desktop from XenApp or XenDesktop.
We used to work on around 25k per session for ICA traffic however with the increased use of multimedia and graphics content, flash content, universal print driver, ica drive redirection, hdx plug & play, hdx real-time and other new features recently developed by Citrix I get the feeling that considerably more bandwidth needs to be allocated per user session.
I have searched on a number of forums and Citrix's knowledge base etc and cannot see any current statistics on this topic. Citrix continuously mentions bandwidth reductions but I cannot seem to find any data on scoping bandwidth requirements with all the features I mentioned above enabled to give each user a true desktop pc experience.
In the Policies Section of XenApp you can limit the overall session but also limit bandwidth for certain peripherals
Presentation Server Console -> Policies
Here you can limit the bandwidth used per session by Audio, Printing, Com Ports, Drives...etc but also the overall session.
depending on your printer requirements is well it may be an idea to remove all mapping of printers and just map the default printer or send the print job directly to a print server
Also you may also want to look at SpeedScreen in the Farm settings and also in Policies to compress graphics.
Hope this helps