New features Windows 10 1903 and potential optimizations

30 Apr 2019
Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk

This month Microsoft released the new version of Windows, release 1903. This release comes with new features and improvements. This blog post will cover some new features and the potential optimizations in a VDI scenario.

Collect performance data from Nutanix AHV

29 Mar 2019
Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk

Performance data is a recurring topic on my blog. It is important to have data from multiple sources when doing performance analysis. Collecting the performance data from a Nutanix environment running AHV is a bit different compared to VMware ESX ...

The 1902 release of Remote Display Analyzer (RDA)

25 Feb 2019
Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk

As you may have noticed this week a new release of Remote Display Analyzer (RDA) has been released. This release contains some interesting new features that can help you analyze the remote display protocol of various vendors. This blog post will c...

Inconsistencies with Citrix Cloud Remote PowerShell SDK

31 Jan 2019
Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk

Automation is key when doing performance testing. This is required to ensure performance tests are running in a clean state and produces consistent results. For a ICT-R research, additional automation was required in the base automation script for...

How to reduce the impact of collecting data

30 Dec 2018
Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk

When doing performance researches the data that is collected during the tests are very important to understand the impact. Without the data, you are not able to prove the real impact. In a recent ICT-R research an impact was noticed using Remote D...

Updating 3rd party software with ConfigMgr

04 Dec 2018
Ivan Maatman

Many organizations have the same problem; Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) is in place but struggle to get their 3rd party applications or custom made applications updated, especially for those machines where users install...

Extract login times from Login VSI

27 Nov 2018
Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk

The login time is a key metric that has a big effect on the user experience. The login times are often included in service-level agreements to ensure a good user experience. When applying changes in your environment you want to avoid increasing lo...

Hands-on: MSIX

29 Oct 2018
Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk

The last couple of months there is more and more buzz around MSIX. With the Windows 10 1809 release, MSIX packages are fully supported and the MSIX packaging tool is out of preview. For a ICT-R research, I collected interesting results with the ne...

Citrix ICA Visual Quality profiles research by ICT-R

20 Sep 2018
Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk

Last week a new community platform called ICT-R published a detailed performance research regarding the Citrix ICA Visual Quality profiles. I decided to share some highlights from the research in this blog post. For all the details I recommend to ...

Remote Display Analyzer Logging with Login VSI

29 Aug 2018
Ryan Ververs-Bijkerk

With the new release of Remote Display Analyzer, the logging functionality has been added. This is very valuable when performing user load tests with Login VSI. In this blog post, I will share how to integrate Remote Display Analyzer in a Login VS...


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