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

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Hyper-V storage tweaks

Hyper-V runs on top of the Windows server operating system and, as a default install, you can imagine that it might just not be optimized for virtualization. The following are some tweaks you can use to improve the storage performance in Hyper-V.

SMB Direct

SMB Direct is a new feature in Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 that supports adapters that have Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) capability. Network adapters with RDMA can function at full speed with very low latency using very little CPU. It allows remote storage to resemble local storage with the advantage of increased throughput, low latency, and low CPU utilization.

Storage drivers

Hyper-V runs on top of the Windows server. Therefore, if you've installed any iSCSI or ...

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