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wallabyfan2
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Citrix and ESX

hello community.

looking for advice.

i think I would like to virtualise my entire citrix ps 4.0 environment

made up of 15 citrix servers, 1 license server and 2 load-balanced web servers.

*does anybody have thoughts, suggestions or words of warning regarding this idea? Just would like to know what official tips, experiences are out there and what the community of experts has found by trying this...?

*Does vmware even recommend it?

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caciolli
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Yes, testing is very important!

Two years ago I had 2 PS4 vms, and had a lot of tests, but only 16 concurrent users did that test (8 users per vm).

Everything seemed to be good until all 80 users tryed to run with 3 PS vms...

Stress testing is a must. I suppose that Denamik Loadgen can help.

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esiebert7625
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Here's a couple Citrix/VMware docs...

Optimizing Citrix Presentation Server on Vmware ESX Server - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/med0115.pdf

Citrix and Vmware - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9728.pdf

Improving Scalability for Citrix Presentation Server - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx_citrix_scalability.pdf

Best practices for deploying Citrix on ESX - http://virtrix.blogspot.com/2007/03/vmware-best-practices-for-deploying.html

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conyards
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A lot of this will depend on your ESX host environment, I would recomend testing and then testing some more.

I've been through the process of testing a Citrix environment on blade ESX hosts, I can share if you PM me an address.

Simon

https://virtual-simon.co.uk/
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caciolli
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Yes, testing is very important!

Two years ago I had 2 PS4 vms, and had a lot of tests, but only 16 concurrent users did that test (8 users per vm).

Everything seemed to be good until all 80 users tryed to run with 3 PS vms...

Stress testing is a must. I suppose that Denamik Loadgen can help.

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conyards
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Denamik Loadgen is what I used for testing in conjuction with some AutoIT scripts to generate load within sessions.

Simon

https://virtual-simon.co.uk/
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