Citrix: Logon Optimization
Citrix released another good read on how the logon process in Citrix XenApp and/or XenDesktop works and how to optimize this:
How the Logon Process Works
In order to better understand where time can be shaved from the user logon, we will first review the logon process as shown below: Please note that this diagram focuses on internal users accessing either a XenApp or XenDesktop resource. Additional steps are required based on external access via Access Gateway.
After this the document gives an explanation of the most common causes of logon delays:
- Logon & Authentication
- Profile Access Issues
- GPOs and Startup Procedures
- Networking Issues
- Hardware Overutilization
- Application and Desktop Startup
And it ends with an example of how to monitor this process using Edgesight.
The PDF can be found here