Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 1912 Long-Term Servicing Release

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 1912 Long-Term Servicing Release

December 18th 2019, Citrix released the new Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 1912 Long-Term Servicing Release (LTSR). This is the updated edition of the previous 7.15. This research will take a closer look at any performance improvements this latest LTSR version provides regarding the previous LTSR releases.

Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk
Eltjo van Gulik Eltjo van Gulik
GO-EUC 2019 review

GO-EUC 2019 review

It is the end of the year and that is always a great time to reflect on the previous year. We want to use this opportunity to share some insight on the platform as you are accustomed from us, of course, all based on data.

Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk
Citrix SD-WAN performance benefits with Office 365 optimization

Citrix SD-WAN performance benefits with Office 365 optimization

With the rise of cloud, new challenges arise to maintain and improve user experience. Citrix SD-WAN promises great improvement of user experience compared to using the traditional WAN and networking infrastructure. In this research the impact of Citrix SD-WAN will be compared to traditional networking.

Bas Stapelbroek Bas Stapelbroek
Ruud Hund Ruud Hund
SD-WAN & network architecture setup 2019 – current

SD-WAN & network architecture setup 2019 – current

This post is meant as an introductory breakdown describing the high-level architecture and hardware setup of the basic components that are being used in the Citrix SD-WAN lab. This way everyone has the opportunity to replicate the lab setup and confirm or challenge our findings.

Ruud Hund Ruud Hund
Bas Stapelbroek Bas Stapelbroek
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