Troubleshooting performance issues in virtual desktop environments is challenging. It requires a solid grasp of the deployment architecture and an understanding of how the various system components interact with each other. Poor or inconsistent performance is the single biggest reason for an end-user to be unhappy with their virtual desktop and is by far the...
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Introducing Nerdio Manager for WVD: Deployment & Management of Windows Virtual Desktop for the Enterprise
Today, we’re launching the public preview of a brand-new product called Nerdio Manager for WVD. It is an automation platform designed for Enterprise IT Professionals to deploy, manage, and autoscale Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) in Azure. We’ve been quietly building this product for some time now and have worked with several global enterprise companies, system...
How to Troubleshoot Performance in Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) Environments – Part 5 of 5 (NETWORK)
In part 5 of 5, we're discussing Network-related performance issues in WVD environments. Network latency and packet loss can create a poor end-user experience. Bandwidth, on its own, is not a likely contributor to poor performance unless the bandwidth is very constrained and that leads to latency of packet loss. It is very important to draw the distinction between bandwidth, latency, and packet loss. They are different, and often independent, measures of network quality and troubleshooting one when the problem is with another can lead to lots of wasted effort and erroneous conclusions.
So far, we've covered how to troubleshoot WVD performance for CPU and RAM. Troubleshooting disk performance is a bit more challenging, however. Slow disk response and long disk queues can have significant performance impact on end-user experience.
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On Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) session hosts, RAM is primarily consumed by applications that run within users’ sessions. Modern applications use a lot of RAM. Each Google Chrome tab, open Word document, Outlook, Teams, and other apps can consume tens or even hundreds of MBs of RAM. With multiple users sharing a session host VM, this usage can add up quickly and consume all available RAM.
Performance issues related to CPU-based constraints are the most common and easiest to identify. All you need to do is observe the Windows Task Manager while the problem is occurring. The Performance tab will clearly show you if CPU utilization (as a percentage of total) is high or low. If you’re seeing total CPU constantly spiking or flatlining at 75% or more, you’re likely CPU constrained.