Impact MCEPSC vulnerability patch on VDI

Impact MCEPSC vulnerability patch on VDI

On November 12th, 2019 Intel disclosed a new vulnerability known as MCEPSC (CVE-2018-12207). Software vendors released patches to mitigate this vulnerability, but some vendors decided to disable the mitigation by default because of a potential performance impact. Because we focus on end-user computing here at GO-EUC, we decided to investigate...

Sven Huisman Sven Huisman
Page file sizing for virtualized environments

Page file sizing for virtualized environments

In Q2 2019, a colleague asked what my best practices were for page file sizing in a provisioned environment. I wasn’t quite sure what to answer, because I had used different setups in the past (depending on the environment) with good results. For Windows in general there is enough documentation...

Marcel Beck Marcel Beck
Citrix VDA version breakdown update

Citrix VDA version breakdown update

In September this year Citrix released version 7 1909 for the Current Release (CR) branch of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (CVAD) to the world. During that time Citrix also released two new Cumulative Updates, tentatively called CU4 and CU5 for the Long Term Service Release (LTSR) 7.15.

Eltjo van Gulik Eltjo van Gulik
Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk
Windows 7 vs Windows 10 VDI Performance Test

Windows 7 vs Windows 10 VDI Performance Test

Windows 7 is almost end of support but still, there are VDI environments running Windows 7. What would the impact on performance be if you migrate from Windows 7 to Windows 10? In this research, we investigated the impact on performance when comparing Windows 7 and Windows 10 in a...

Sven Huisman Sven Huisman
Citrix Optimizer Windows 10 1903 Template

Citrix Optimizer Windows 10 1903 Template

A couple of months ago we did a research with the new Windows 10 1903 build. While the new Windows build was already released the Citrix Optimizer template was not available yet. In this research the new Citrix Optimizer Windows 10 1903 template will be validated from a performance perspective....

Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk
Citrix XenServer 7.1 LTSR vs. Citrix Hypervisor 8.0 CR

Citrix XenServer 7.1 LTSR vs. Citrix Hypervisor 8.0 CR

Hypervisors are a commodity for SBC and VDI infrastructures. Citrix also has a hypervisor in their product line, which, until recently, used to be called Citrix XenServer and Citrix changed the name to Citrix Hypervisor. As the latest version is based on a new Linux kernel, it is good to...

Krishan Khoesial Krishan Khoesial
The impact of managing user profiles with FSLogix

The impact of managing user profiles with FSLogix

Microsoft acquired the FSLogix solutions in November 2018. The FSLogix acquisition dovetails with Microsoft’s announced Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD), a cloud-based service that offers a Windows 10 experience “optimized” for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and Office 365 ProPlus. But what is the impact of using FSLogix Profile Containers in a...

Omar Bouhaj Omar Bouhaj
Citrix Policy Templates

Citrix Policy Templates

Citrix ships Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (CVAD) with several built-in policy templates that can be used as a starting point for setting up the polices in a CVAD environment. These policy templates can be used to optimize the environment and user experience. When using these templates, it is important...

Eltjo van Gulik Eltjo van Gulik
The impact of patching MDS on Windows 10 in a virtual desktop infrastructure

The impact of patching MDS on Windows 10 in a virtual desktop infrastructure

On May 14th 2019 a group of security advisors, together with Intel, publicly announced, yet again, vulnerabilities in the Intel CPUs called Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS). These vulnerabilities are also known as Fallout, RIDL (Rogue In-Flight Data Load) and ZombieLoad. On the same date, major vendors like Microsoft, Google, Amazon...

Sven Huisman Sven Huisman
Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk
Moore’s law of Windows 10 1903

Moore’s law of Windows 10 1903

Every 6 months Microsoft releases a new version of Windows 10. Last month Microsoft has released version 1903 with plenty of new features and improvements. But based on previous researches we have seen a Moore’s law of Windows 10. This research will focus on the performance and user experience impact...

Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk
Omar Bouhaj Omar Bouhaj