Citrix XenApp Performance Essentials

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  • Learn the key components of a XenApp farm and how they work
  • Design considerations and tips that make a farm scalable
  • Understand counters and tools for health and performance monitoring
  • Discover all about CPU optimization and memory utilisation
  • Learn how to improve the load-balancing and how to handle incoming connections
  • Make, measure, and speed-up the logon process
  • Master the new XenApp 6.5 features for session pre-launch, such as sharing and lingering
  • Learn how to improve the end user experience
  • Understand how to modify Windows and Citrix session settings
  • Find out about HDX and its usage to deliver multimedia applications
  • Stimulate different links with WANem

Citrix XenApp is an application virtualization product that allows users to connect to their corporate applications from any device. XenApp can host applications on central servers and allows users to interact with them remotely or stream and deliver them to user devices for local execution.

Citrix XenApp Performance Essentials is a practical guide that provides you guidelines, best practices, and real world examples that will help you to improve the performance of your farm, identifying and solving possible bottlenecks and using advanced features including the new features provided by XenApp 6.5.

Citrix XenApp is widely used to deliver enterprise applications to end users. This book covers the whole process of optimizing a XenApp farm, starting from the design phase all the way to tuning for remote users and connecting via geographic links.

With your farm in production, you will understand what to monitor and how to optimize your farm, as well as how to use an open-source tool, WANem, to test the applications’ behavior with different link conditions. You will also learn which settings and features XenApp offers to optimize CPU and memory utilization.

This book will help you to prevent or solve performance problems and make your users happy working with published applications.

  • Design a scalable XenApp infrastructure
  • Monitor and optimize server performance
  • Improve end user experience
  • Tune the farm for WAN connections
  • Real world examples, ready-to-use suggestions, and best practices
Page Count 126
Course Length 3 hours 46 minutes
ISBN 9781782170440
Date Of Publication 18 Aug 2013


Luca Dentella

Luca Dentella is an IT architect working for an Italian consulting company, Sorint.LAB.

He graduated in Telecommunication Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan, and he specialized in Windows and Virtualization technologies, becoming both a Microsoft and a VMware Certified Professional.

Over the last 7 years, he has worked mainly for ING Direct, Italy, where he helped to design, develop, and evolve the IT infrastructure of the bank. Some projects he was involved in include call center virtualization, design of bankshop infrastructures, outsourcing part of the back office, and insourcing the core banking backend.

In the past, he worked as a Java/C# developer. Now, he leverages his programming skills to write scripts and programs to automate administrative tasks.
He designs, implements, and administers XenApp farms for different customers.

He's the author of Citrix XenApp Performance Essentials, Packt Publishing.

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