Category: Personal Projects Published Date Written by Administrator
As I have read time and time again, VDI will expose your flaws in your network. Be it LAN or WAN... You will spot your flaws.
What I have discovered in my journey;
I utilized the tool NetStress Network Benchmark to obtain my network speeds and begin to really see what my initial slack cabling job has left me with.
What I plan to do next?
Well the wheels are already in motion, I've installed a Cisco SG200 switch to replace my dinky NetGear SoHo 1Gb Switch and I have also ordered 1000feet of CAT6 STP cable, 10 CAT6 keystones and 100 CAT6 shielded RJ45 connectors.
All should arrive by next weekend, where I plan to redo all cable runs from the Patch Panel, to each wall plate. Then I will make new CAT6 cables for Patch Panel to Switch and Switch to Server equipment and finally new CAT6 cables for Wall Jack to PC/Device.
I will be running two drops to my office, I currently have one and 3-4 machines as well as the WiFi all share this connection. My hope is to move the WiFi AP to one drop and the office PC / Zero Clients to their own drop. (Most likely purchasing this Linksys Switch to match the LinkSys WRT AC1900 WiFi Router I use)
Once the rewire project is complete, I hope to see a drastic improvement in network speeds and VDI performance. Thus far, I have only be able to get Day of Defeat / CounterStrike to run at a playable state at 640x480 (Zero Client and Game resolution).
Using a EVGA PD03, VMWare ESX 6.0, VMWare View 6.1, NVidia Quadro 4000