Reference Architecture:
Citrix XenDesktop on XenServer

A single, high-density platform for desktop and application delivery

Citrix XenDesktop on Nutanix is a powerful solution that offers unrivaled user experience, simple administration, and web-scale flexibility and economics. In this reference architecture, we make recommendations for the design, optimization, and scaling of XenDesktop deployments on Citrix XenServer. In addition to desktop and application performance reliability, when deploying XenDesktop on Nutanix you get unlimited scalability, data locality, XenServer clones, and a single data store. Nutanix also takes the Citrix commitment to simplicity to another level, with streamlined management, reduced rollout time, and lower operating expenses.

Download this free publication for practical recommendations on:

  • Configuring core and supporting components.
  • Sizing desktops in terms of memory and compute.
  • VM configuration, OS and storage optimization, and application delivery.
  • Profile and user environment management, including local profiles, roaming profiles, and mandatory profiles.
  • Excellent user density, supporting 150 knowledge workers per XenServer host.
  • Citrix delivery options, including both Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) and Citrix Machine Creation Services (MCS).