Effect of Antivirus on Citrix XenDesktop 7.0 (XD7+XS6.1) Part 1
The Solutions Lab team conducted single server scalability tests for various FlexCast models, in which we determined the server capacity through the achievement of VSImax for hosted virtual desktops on a single Cisco UCS B200 M3 blade. This is the first in a series of blogs examining the results.
The following hardware and software components were used to perform the tests:
- Citrix XenDesktop 7.0
- Citrix Provisioning Services 7.0
- XenServer 6.1
- McAfee MOVE Anti-Virus 2.6 with a single Offload Scan Server (https://kc.mcafee.com/resources/sites/MCAFEE/content/live/PRODUCT_DOCUMENTATION/24000/PD24153/en_US/MOVE_AV_%202_6_%20Deployment_%20Guide.pdf)
- Login VSI 3.7 software from Login VSI Inc. (http://www.loginvsi.com)
- Cisco UCS B200 M3 blades with Intel® Xeon® E5-2697 v2 (“Ivy Bridge”) processors, 384GB (1333 MHz) memory and SSD drives
- NetApp FAS 3270 shared storage equipped with the Clustered Data ONTAP® 8.1 storage operating system Storage was oversized to eliminate it as a potential bottleneck and focus on the physical server.
The virtual desktops used in our tests:
Read the entire article here, Effect of Antivirus on Citrix XenDesktop 7.0 (XD7+XS6.1) Part 1