This topic provides best practices for the VMware Horizon Recording feature.
Recording File Size Guidelines
|Screen Resolution||Recording Duration (HH:MM:SS)||Active Time (HH:MM:SS)||Size (with encryption enabled)||Size (with encryption disabled)||Reference Workload|
|640 x 480||01:00:46||00:52:18||40.90 MB||38.03 MB||LoginVSI Knowledge Worker Workload|
|1024 x 768||01:00:00||00:50:21||110.39 MB||112.19 MB||LoginVSI Knowledge Worker Workload|
|1920 x 1080||01:00:08||00:48:07||193.34 MB||188.94 MB||LoginVSI Knowledge Worker Workload|
|2366 x 1282||01:00:00||00:50:36||213.76 MB||207.87 MB||LoginVSI Knowledge Worker Workload|
|3840 x 2160||01:00:24||00:50:46||381.91 MB||353.72 MB||LoginVSI Knowledge Worker Workload|
Recording Duration: The duration from user logon to user logoff.
Active Time: Amount of time the user interacted with the application or desktop. This is always less than or equal to the Recording Duration.
Reference Workload: LoginVSI Knowledge Worker workload running in the session to simulate the customer workload.
Installation and Configuration
- By default, the recording server installation points to a local SQLite DB which is suitable only for testing purposes. It is recommended to use MSSQL or PostgreSQL DB for production environments.
- It is recommended to use separate machines for Recording Server and Recording DB, preferably within the same datacenter and having less latency.
- When Split Recording is enabled, the “Maximum Recording Duration” can be set to 60 minutes or more for better performance of the Recording Server.
- The “Chunk Size” can be set to 15 MB or more to avoid frequent uploads of the chunks to the recording server.
- The “Upload Interval” can be set to 15 minutes or more to avoid frequent uploads.