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Optimizing Citrix® XenDesktop® for High Performance by Craig Thomas Ellrod

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Chapter 4. Memory Optimization

In the first, second, and third chapters we defined some basic XenDesktop architectures, terminology, concepts, and components, and we covered how to size them. Then, we learned the basic building block of virtualization–the hypervisor. Now that we have a blueprint, we can take a look at all the pinch points or places where we might want to focus on optimization, starting with virtual memory. In this chapter, we will cover the following:

  • XenDesktop nugget
  • Hypervisor memory optimization
  • VMware virtual memory
  • XenServer virtual memory
  • Hyper-V virtual memory

XenDesktop® nugget

Don't skimp on memory. Make sure each of your virtual machines have been allocated more than adequate amounts of memory with headroom so that you can ...

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