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ThinkMind // ICN 2015, The Fourteenth International Conference on Networks // View article icn_2015_2_20_30033


Benchmarking the Performance of XenDesktop Virtual DeskTop Infrastructure (VDI) Platform

Authors:
Shie-Yuan Wang
Wen-Jhe Chang

Keywords: EstiNet; VDI; VM

Abstract:
The recent advances in portable devices and the trends to move a user's desktop to cloud environments have changed how people use traditional computers today. Several companies have developed the ``Virtual Desktop Infrastructure'' (VDI) technology for this trend. By this technology, people need not use a traditional PC with a high clock-rate CPU and a large storage device to run heavy tasks. Instead, they can use a ``thin-client'' and a network connection to run these heavy tasks on a remote VDI server. A VDI user can perform these tasks in a virtual desktop run by a virtual machine (VM) on the VDI server. During operations, the screen image of the virtual desktop will be delivered to the screen of the thin-client. The VDI technology offers many advantages. However, it may increase the perceived delays when a VDI user operates a virtual desktop. These delays may be caused by bad network conditions or by overloading conditions on the VDI server. In this paper, we developed a VDI performance benchmarking tool and used it to measure the perceived delays when the XenDesktop VDI platform is used under various network conditions and overloading conditions on the VDI server. The EstiNet network simulator and emulator was used to create various network conditions for benchmarking measurements.

Pages: 37 to 43

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2015

Publication date: April 19, 2015

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4413

ISBN: 978-1-61208-398-8

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Dates: from April 19, 2015 to April 24, 2015

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