Citrix XenDesktop

Windows 8.1 VDI Optimization Guide

Citrix have released a Windows 8.1 Optimization Guide for VDI which is a very useful read.  The savings encountered by performing these optimisations are considerable.  In summary the savings vs a non optimised image are below.  You can find a link to the download here – http://blogs.citrix.com/2014/03/03/new-windows-8-and-8-1-optimization-guide/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CitrixBlogs+%28Citrix+Blogs%29

Metric Default Optimized % Gain
Hypervisor Level Total CPU % Run Time 55% 42% 24%
Context Switches 201,000 177,000 12%
Disk MB Total/Sec 9.6 8.4 13%
Disk Transfers/sec 634 595 6%
VM Network Traffic (Mbps) 120 92 23%
VN Level Available memory (MB( 458 644 40%
Memory Pages/Sec 19.4 15.2 22%
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