Solved

How do companies efficiently have user connect to applications from a remote office?

Posted on 2011-03-18
8
174 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Currently in my company we have 10 offices connecting to all of their applications through Citrix.  The problem is that we can only support 10-12 users per server. What would you suggest for us to allow more users per server or how could this be done more efficiently.
0
Comment
Question by:yaknour
8 Comments
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:Lazarus
ID: 35166657
Lots of memory, very fast raid drive setup, and proper bandwidth. I know that seems pretty vague, but none the less true. Disk speed means alot on a Termserver as do the others
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:dtrance
ID: 35166670
Are the sites connected by VPN?
0
 
LVL 36

Expert Comment

by:Carl Webster
ID: 35166753
What applications are you running on your servers?  What is the configuration of those servers?

12 users per server is very low unless the applications are a pig and or the server has low RAM or low processor(s).
0
 

Author Comment

by:yaknour
ID: 35181023
Average Server Setup:
Windows 2003 Server
DL360 G4
12GB Ram
2 x 146GB 15k Hardrives

Every User runs all of their applications through Citrix:
Windows Explorer - Shared Drives
Microsoft Office 2003 - Word, Excel,Outlook, Access, Powerpoint
IE
FireFox
Adobe Acrobat
Bosanova Emulation Software
ImageRIght
Lotus SmartSuite
Needles Case Management
Quicksolver Rating
Streets And Trips 2010
0
PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

 
LVL 36

Expert Comment

by:Carl Webster
ID: 35181081
Are you running Server 2003 Enterprise?  32-bit or 64-bit Windows?
0
 
LVL 36

Accepted Solution

by:
Carl Webster earned 500 total points
ID: 35181094
One problem you can be running into is running out of non-paged pooled memory.  You can have lots of processor capacity and lots of available RAM but once you run out of or run very low on non-paged pool memory, you will get no more users on the server.
0
 

Author Comment

by:yaknour
ID: 35191797
I am running 2003 standard 32-bit.
0
 
LVL 36

Expert Comment

by:Carl Webster
ID: 35191834
Then anything over 4GB of RAM was a waste of money! :(

Server 2003 Std 32-bit cannot access over 4GB of RAM.
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Is your company's data protection keeping pace with virtualization? Here are 7 dynamic ways to adapt to rapid breakthroughs in technology.
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Perform a Physical to Virtual (P2V) Conversion the easy way from a computer backup (image).
How to install and configure Citrix XenApp 6.5 - Part 1. In this video tutorial we have explained step by step installation of Citrix XenApp 6.5 Server on Windows Server 2008 R2 is explained in this video. We have explained the difference between…
In this video tutorial I show you the main steps to install and configure  a VMware ESXi6.0 server. The video has my comments as text on the screen and you can pause anytime when needed. Hope this will be helpful. Verify that your hardware and BIO…

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now