Tag Archives: virtual desktop

Hidden Gem in View 6.1 and Transparent Page Sharing

I’ve just updated my lab to View 6.1 and came across a nice little gem. This is related to the recent out-of-the-box hardening of vSphere where Transparent Page Sharing is disabled between virtual machines. In case you missed it, I’ve written about it here. If you see the screenshot below, you will see a new… Read More »

Updated ESXi TPS setting and what to consider for VDI

Another reminder today that ESXi TPS default setting is being changed to be disabled. This was first acknowledged in Oct 2014 that under certain highly controlled situation, it is possible to gain unauthorized access to in memory data. Although this is unlikely to be achievable in a production environment VMware is keeping to secure-out-of-the-box principle and… Read More »

Server Power Management & Virtual Desktop Performance

Optimisation Type [explain] : user experience (↑) / resource optimisation (↑) / functionality (-) / administration (-) In the recent weeks, I’ve personally come across more than a few complaints of performance issue on VDI. The complaint are typically the same, poor user experience. After some troubleshooting, they all point to the same thing, Power Management… Read More »

Virtual Desktop Optimisation – Enforcing Windows Visual Effects

Optimisation Type [explain] : user experience (↓↑) / resource optimisation (↑) / functionality (-) / administration (-) Most people may not realise, but the Windows Visual Effects settings can have a direct impact to the user experience. Ok, that sounds a little too obvious, but it’s more than just turn on and off “eye candies” and… Read More »

Horizon 6 (with View) is now GA!

In April 2014, VMware launched Horizon 6, and at 8pm 19 June (PST), it went GA. This is an exciting release as it adds new capabilities and much anticipated feature enabling Hosted Applications! Key notable updates are as follows:- Supported for Hosted Applications – this is a feature that has been hot on the request list,… Read More »

Virtual Desktop Optimisation Categories Explained

In my series of posts pertaining to virtual desktop optimisation, I will add a heading to each post to indicate the area which the settings change will impact. I have classified them into 4 categories. User Experience Resource Optimisation Functionality Administration Next to each area I will indicate the impact one would expect with the set… Read More »

Virtual Desktop Optimisation – Disabling Device Hotplug

Optimisation Type [explain] : user experience (-) / resource optimisation (-) / functionality (-) / administration (↑) I have seen situations where virtual desktops oddly lose network connectivity. After some investigation, it was found that the NIC for the virtual desktop had disappeared. The root cause was determined to be an accidental eject of the virtual… Read More »