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Planning for PCoIP on the Network

Posted by Josh Townsend on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 @ 09:25 AM

PC-over-IP is a purpose-built desktop remoting protocol designed to adapt to network conditions to deliver the best desktop experience possible. PCoIP renders desktop video, pixel by pixel, to the endpoint (thin client, zero client, Windows client, etc.), while receiving keyboard, mouse, and other peripheral device data (audio, USB) on the datacenter-hosted desktop. The UDP-based protocol uses a combination of codecs (graphics, text, icons, photographs, video, PDF), combined with compression and intelligent encoding, to deliver a lossless virtual desktop experience.

Planning for PCoIP traffic on the WAN and LAN are critical steps in developing a design architecture for VMware View deployment. A well designed environment ensures that the PCoIP protocol can deliver the expected experience to your end users. Latency, jitter, and available bandwidth are all important considerations in View PCoIP planning. Mechanisms for guaranteeing network quality, including QoS, WAN optimization, MTU size, and packet loss prevention should also be considered. Let’s break down some of these elements to help you start your PCoIP planning.

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Topics: VMware View, PCoIP, Networking

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