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Getting Started with XenDesktop® 7.x by Craig Thomas Ellrod

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Configuring network priorities

The user experience can be controlled in the devices outside of XenDesktop's control, such as network routers and switches. You can assign priorities to network traffic across multiple connections for a session in routers and switches that support QoS. XenDesktop ICA/HDX traffic uses four TCP connections, and one UDP connection carries the ICA/HDX traffic between the user device and the server. Each virtual channel or the ICA/HDX protocol stream is coupled with a priority and transported on the corresponding connection. You can set the priorities for each ICA/HDX stream independently, based on the TCP port number used for the connection.

The four priorities are as follows:

  • Very high: This is used for real-time connections ...

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