Hi, I am looking for some other ways to help improve the speed of published desktops to our branch offices with slower WAN links for our XA65 farm (approx 100 users across 12 sites. Links range between 1-4MB)
Currently its still a bit clunky for my liking at these branch offices, however when you reduce the appearance colours to 8bit, the speed improves out of site, only issue is that the colours are that crap that is not really acceptable. There isn't much speed between 24bit & 32bit colours. The issues are as follows:
Very slow/clunky scrolling on both websites & documents
Our DataCentre is hosted in our Head office Branch. Anyone running their session locally at that site experiences near perfect sessions (approx 60 users). So pretty happy with the setup & performance of the Farm locally. I can't really tell the difference between my published desktop & local desktop which is great.
About our Farm:
Server 2008 R2 Hosts (all MS updates are up to date)
XA65 hosts (Rollup pack 2 installed)
2 x Data Collector (RP2 installed)
1 x Web Interface
1 x Gateway (In DMZ)
2 x License Server
3 x Profile servers
I have followed all of the Citrix best practice whitepapers for optimising sessions over slow WAN links and every other best practice paper I could find. All the latest appropriate hotfixes, rollup packs etc are installed.
I don't think Latency is an issue, most of our sites average between 5-10ms latency.
The Links even though they are small don't really seem to be constantly hammered from Citrix Traffic.
When testing out of office hours (when no users online), the performance at the branch offices is not much different.
We have riverbed appliances at all of our branch offices to accelerate the traffic.
Tinkered with settings for both Adaptive & progressive displays.
I'm out of ideas about what to do next. Perhaps there is some tweaks that can be made at the web interface server?