RDP Bandwidth

There are a number of factors to consider when trying to calculate the required bandwidth for RDP sessions to virtual desktops.  Microsoft have produced the following whitepaper which details the bandwidth usage in a number of different usage scenarios:



As you will find in the whitepaper the bandwidth usage for your RDP sessions will vary based on the settings that are selected for the session and the operations that are being carried out inside the VDI.  As a result calculations need to be carried out on an individual customer basis based on your expected usage of the platform.


There are a number of RDP bandwidth calculators available online which can be used to help estimate the required bandwidth based on predicted usage profiles.

Please keep in mind that the available bandwidth is not your only consideration for connectivity to your VDIs.  Network latency is also very important and can have a massive impact on the perceived performance of the desktops.



Posted 25/07/2014 10:54:08 by stevel