1 Reply Latest reply on May 27, 2015 5:21 PM by john.decker

    Deploying Jive for office in Citrix - Extreme performance impact

    baronzemm

      I was curious if any changes were planned for the Jive for office plugin as it relates to Citrix.

      Aside from the items listed here: Deploying Jive For Office/Outlook in Citrix Environment is there anything else that can be done to improve the performance?

       

      When our citrix folks tested we observed the following:

           

      Test Scenarios

      Number of Users

      Overall User Experience

      Host CPU Utilization %

      Average Guest CPU Usage %

      Average Memory Usage %

       

           

      Maximum User Density Per Blade

      All Plug-ins removed

      175 Users

      Comparable to thick client

      2 ½ minutes login times during steady state

      Applications response times were satisfactory

      Average: ~78%

      Peak: ~85%

      ~70%

      ~70%

      Maximum User Density Per Blade

      JIVE Plug-ins Only

      140 Users

      Comparable to thick client

      2 ½ minutes login times during steady state

      Applications response times were satisfactory

      Average: ~77%

      Peak: ~84%

      ~75%

      ~70%

      Maximum User Density Per Blade

      JIVE for Outlook

      JIVE Anywhere (I.E)

      JIVE for Office

      155 Users

      150 Users

      155 Users

      Comparable to thick client

      2 ½ minutes login times during steady state

      Applications response times were satisfactory

      Average: ~77%

      Peak: ~84%

      ~75%

      ~70%

       

      So a 20% drop in capacity after adding all jive plugins to the image.

       

      This is with the following test methodology:

       

          

      Type of User

      User Workload Description

      Load Distribution

      Light

      -Open and save a One Note application file

      -Browse using Chrome and Internet Explorer

      10%

      Medium

      -Open Outlook, Word and Excel

      -Send and receive e-mails

      -Saving a Word and Excel file

      -Launch Internet Explorer

      -Lync Messaging

      50%

      Heavy (Office)

      -Open large MS Project, PDF, PowerPoint, Visio, Word and Excel docs

      -Scroll through a 35 page PowerPoint presentation with graphics

      10%

      Heavy  (LOB Apps)

      -Open Outlook, Word and Excel

      -Send and receive e-mails

      -Saving a Word and Excel file

      -Launch Internet Explorer

      -Lync Messaging

      -Launching and performing functions in various LOB applications

      30%