I am currently working remotely connecting via VPN. MicroStation takes over 10 min to load a small file and several min to execute any command. what options or procedures can I follow to improve the performance. (i have high speed internet connection).
Check the following link which has some suggestions.
5 Factors That Affect Your VPN Performance Explained
Wireshark is a good tool your IT/Network administrator can use to troubleshoot network issues.
I have been advised that CONNNECTION client slows down broadband speed which is not good when working from home.
Following is mentioned in the Connection Client FAQ.
How much network traffic does the CONNECTION Client generate?
When signed in and running idle, estimated usage is 900 KB per hour. Usage increases when interacting with the CONNECTION Client, especially when downloading software updates or using project sharing features. Unless SES-based products are functioning in offline mode, they transmit usage every minute to maintain a heartbeat with the server. This enables real-time usage tracking to function
stuartw said:I have been advised that CONNNECTION client slows down broadband speed which is not good when working from home.
Even when 900 KB mentioned by Leonard Jones sounds like a lot, in today world it's nothing. I would like to see much smaller number, but when compared with average page of single web page (2 - 4 MB) and data streaming capacity required for calling or video conferencing (Skype, Team, Hangouts etc.), the impact is minor.
In my opinion much bigger issue is how VPN is configured. From a client's perspective, there are 3 different types of communication: (A) with local network, (B) with Internet and (C) with company internal servers. Many companies use VPN in such way that (A) is forbidden (e.g. not possible to print on home printer, when connected using home network or wifi) and (B) even when can be "communicated directly", is routed through VPN and company network. Whereas such solution makes some sense in terms of security (all communication is checked by company firewall), it's increases network traffic to/from company a lot.
My feeling (I have not any benchmark in my hands, only information from some my customers) is that very often problem now, when home office is used by many employees, is not in last mile (home Internet connection) or in any specific software, but in the company Internet connection capacity. These connections and infrastructure (firewalls, VPN management...) have been designed for "normal use", which can be e.g. 10% external connections and 90% people connected in local network. But now everybody are connected externally...
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Still I do not get the workflow how the VPN is used?
What I do I set VPN connection and run VNC or other remote access tool to connect to machine directly or run Microstation locally and just access my work network. In any case the VPN connection doesn't affect loading speed of Microstation as VPN is not a screen streaming app. Slow VPN cause stuttering but not issues with file opening.
Oto said:In any case the VPN connection doesn't affect loading speed
In such case, you are lucky guy ;-)
To configure VPN properly, especially when the internal network is complex and suddenly there are much more people working remotely, is complicated task and often existing VPN solution, serving few remote workers in normal times, have to be removed.
It's both about proper network communication (configuration + capacity) and a connection point performance (because every VPN connection has not small overhead required to encrypt the whole communication).
What I mean that VPN doesn't affect program opening speed only notice degradation of screen streaming quality.