Citrix xendesktop cookbook, third edition, by gaspare a. Reading matter for a citrix pro just another citrix adc blog. Do you think there are any drawbacks to using a vdi reference architecture, and if so, what are they. Citrix desktop architect the citrix architect acts as the design authority for all citrix products and liaises with other architects to ensure that the citrix infrastructure is successfully integrated into the organization. Reference architecture xendesktop and xenmobile reference architecture this document is intended for it architects who want to deliver secure business mobility for their organizations. It also serves as a baseline upon which all solution additions, revisions, and. I have already been layering apps, publishing apps, creating workspaces, delivery groups etc. The recommendations focus on hardware capacity and software features. The reference architecture is intended to assist service providers scale from a small subscriber base to an extensive user base shared across multiple tenants and multiple geographies, using a single pane of glass.
Citrix xenapp on amazon web services reference architecture. Download the complete book here below youll find the chapters of my book. I was told that i would have to wait until a version of. Our solutions architect team part of the strategic alliances organization here at citrix is building many of these reference architectures, but. Have a look at the basic components of the xendesktop architecture that everyone should be aware of before getting involved with troubleshooting. The xenapp platinum reference design provides a well defined starting point for each implementation. I just want to make sure i buy a good book and dont waste my time and money with a crappy book. Some of the citrix documentation content is machine translated for your convenience only. Once the highlevel design or reference architecture is approved, we can start creating the more detailed design elements. Ra very often serves as a template for standardized computer system deployments and is widely used by administrators and consultants to assess infrastructure requirements, perform benchmark testing, and obtain knowledge about product features.
Virtual apps and desktops xenapp and xendesktop service. Inside citrix the flexcast management architecture, which i published through amazon createspace back in may 2016. Criticise, be sceptical, surprised, annoyed, amazed, happy or sad but citrix xenapp 7. The citrix architect acts as the design authority for all citrix products and liaises with other. Getting started understanding citrix xendesktop and its. Reference architectures a reference architecture ra is a technical document designed to showcase a software or hardware solution. Hp client virtualization reference architecture for citrix. In a farm, may be one zone or may be multiple zone can be present. This book provides an indepth insight into the new architectures and concepts of current citrix xendesktop and xenapp technologies for central provisioning of desktops and applications. Fma is primarily made up of delivery controllers and agents. Books are not good for software always out of date. This is the most basic starting point when developing your reference architecture, but it is nowhere near complete. Citrix service provider reference architecture overview free download as powerpoint presentation.
Citrix service provider reference architecture on microsoft. The book can be used as a reference guide for the citrix admin exams as well. This reference architecture is based on information gathered by multiple citrix consultants working on a wide range of xendesktop implementations. If you are looking to implement a citrix xendesktop environment and need a learning aid or guide then look no. Citrix virtual apps is application virtualization software produced by citrix systems that allows windows applications to be accessed via individual devices from a shared server or cloud system. This book helps administrators to implement the xendesktop 7 architecture and components.
Creating a reference architecture any design of a citrix environment should include the various tiers of access as illustrated in the following diagram. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read citrix xenapp performance essentials. This package contains a software solution that has been replaced by a more recent version available for download from the citrix support website support. We wont be spending much time on understanding each component of the reference architecture. Mastering citrix xendesktop is an extremely comprehensive guide to citrix xendesktop. Jan 27, 2014 when i, accidently, found out i tweeted. So books tend to have reference to ltsrs long time service releases. Explore citrix virtual apps and desktops resources for detailed product information, including reference architectures, feature details, videos, white papers, data sheets, guides, and more. No warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read citrix xenapp 6. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Citrix service provider cloud reference architecture the csp reference architecture provides architectural guidance for citrix service providers who utilize citrix cloud technologies to offer services to customers and subscribers. It gives the reader a deep technical dive into the architecture of these products. Reference architecturebased design for 5000 seat virtual.
Stuff i learned watching videos and with help of the citrix guys at work but i. Sites offer applications and desktops to groups of users. Focusing on citrix virtual apps and desktops for many years, i hear certain questions over and over again. Delivery agents are installed on all virtual andor physical machines that host and publish resources named worker servers, while the controllers manage users.
The book is designed to gradually pick the chapters of interest, learn how to publish desktops and applications to enduser devices. However, this document demonstrates a proven approach that simplifies the design and architecture and integrates all forms of virtual desktops, including the newest modalities available with a xendesktop 5 implementation. Inside citrix the flexcast management architecture focuses on the fma, mainly from an architectural point of view. This is one of the best citrix books, the book aims at helping you to understand how to make configuration, implementation and optimizing the migration from physical to vdi architecture using xendesktop, also the book teaches you how to perform some actions on the end user device like publishing desktops and applications to. Citrix virtual apps and desktops reference architecture, feature details and guides citrix. Citrix virtual apps and desktops reference architecture, feature. Lets say the reference architecture was for 500 desktops, for instance, and you were interested in going to 750 if the reference architecture had some sort of indication of what it would take to go to that level, it would be useful. Can you lot recommend some decent books to read please.
Technical article reference architecture for workspacepod powered by hp measured lab data for this reference architecture has shown 2250 concurrent sessions for xenapp and 675 concurrent sessions for xendesktop. With so many options, creating an allencompassing architecture could take years to design and implement. It is aimed both at newcomers to the citrix virtualization world and at those upgrading. Just over two years ago, around may the 16thmy book became available on amazon, the paperback version that is. This book helps installing, configuring and deploying edgesight for xenapp in a practical way. The highlevel design for a standard virtual desktop solution is fairly straightforward by following the 5 layer model, which guides an organization to define the user groups before determining how they will access their resources. I, like many of you, started with onpremises deployments and am witnessing a growing shift towards cloud deployments. Citrix virtual apps and desktops reference architecture. Most books on xendesktopxenapp are simply instruction manuals for installation and setup. Citrix service provider reference architecture overview. Xenapp, citrix xendesktop, citrix netscaler, citrix sharefile, citrix cloudbridge, and citrix workspace cloud.
You should take a look at the basic components of the xendesktop architecture that everyone should be aware of before getting involved with troubleshooting. Citrix virtual apps and desktops reference architecture, feature details and guides citrix united kingdom. The citrix service provider reference architecture enables a new generation of multitenant application and desktop cloud services. Edgesight for xenapp helps identifying the user based performance of the xenapp environment by measuring different counters like network, profile load time, application startup, process hangs and. Because the reference architecture uses a cloud service delivery approach, it scales easily while increasing workstyle mobility for an expanding user base. Something that is entirely necessary fo effectively managing complex systems. Basically the same stuff you can get from the online help. Designing your infrastructure in the previous chapters, we focused on the analysis that should be performed prior to any design work.
Hpe reference architecture for citrix xenapp on hpe synergy. This reference architecture is based on the information gathered by multiple citrix consultants working on a wide range of xendesktop implementations. This book provides an indepth insight into the new architectures and concepts of. Do you have an conceptual architecture drawing for a citrix virtual apps and desktops onpremises deployment. Without proper analysis of the organization and selection from citrix xenapp 7. The new citrix reference architectures are here and more are. Then, well describes details what is the xendesktop architecture, i found this the best chapter.
Gaspare a silvestri implement a fully featured xendesktop 5. The xenapp reference architecture layers and services are illustrated in figure 1. This allows flexibility and provides a frame of reference for all decisions. At a highlevel, the solution is based on a unified and standardized 5layer model. That is automatically published on each xenapp server which are present in this worker group. Getting started understanding citrix xendesktop and its architecture. I bought this book and its two related ones hoping to have reference books that would let me look something up as issues came along. Check the product documentation page for latest version. This book provides an indepth insight into the new architectures and concepts of current citrix xendesktop and xenapp t. The reference architecture is intended to assist service providers scale from a small subscriber base to an extensive user base shared across multiple tenants.
Citrix xenapp architecture components investigation. We have compiled a list of best reference books on citrix xenapp subject. Planbuildrun reference guide 9783839123034 by eibel, goeran and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books. It builds on top of the citrix workspace services vision on azure realised earlier this year. Citrix xenapp performance essentials by luca dentella books. Hpe reference architecture for citrix xenapp on hpe synergy platform reference architecture a00049199enw. Reference architectures getting started with citrix.
A reference architecture that delivers a lowcost, high performance storage solution that with norisk consistency and simple management for the virtualization. The framework provides a foundation to understand the technical architecture for the most common virtual application deployment scenarios. This book appears to be good to read as you build your first xenapp farm but it has no value for looking up to see how to add or fix anything. It will discuss, in detail all of its main components and services, their primary roles and responsibilities, including some of the most common optional components, features andor closely related technologies. As stated and published earlier, a new reference architecture for deploying xenapp and xendesktop on microsoft azure, complete with sizing and costing data, has been released as well. Apr 08, 2014 fma replaces the independent management architecture ima used in xenapp 6. Xenapp and xendesktop component architecture poster citrix vdi best practices for xenapp and xendesktop 7. This is a good book for getting upto speed on citrix xenapp 6. The official version of this content is in english. Best architecture reference books our goal, at, is to provide all of the hardtofind technical information that architects spend countless time looking up. Citrix vdi handbook and best practices citrix docs. The xenapp platinum reference design represents a complete xenapp platinum standard that can be leveraged as a vanilla solution or modified to more accurately reflect organizationalspecific needs. Edgesight performance management, edgesight network analysis machine catalog desktops and applications. This article is no longer maintained, its content refers to a discontinued product and may be out of date.
Instead of going through the xendesktop architecture. First time accepted submitter gbrambilla writes a problem every system administrator has to face sooner or later is to improve the performance of the infrastructure that he administers. Provisioning services for xenapp reference architecture. Mastering citrix xendesktop and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle. This article contains the citrix virtual desktop handbook 7. Ra very often serves as a template for standardized computer selection from getting started with citrix xenapp 7. We compile this information in an easily accessible website to make your life easier and save precious time that can be used to design. The modular framework architecture troubleshooting. Like the reference architecture, start with a baseline design and refine as you go.
Jan 01, 20 citrix xenapp performance essentials ebook written by luca dentella. Together, citrix and nutanix securely deliver a superior user experience for all enterprise application workloads. Packtpub released in august 20 the book instant edgesight for xenapp. Citrix virtual apps formerly citrix xenapp architecture. The hp client virtualization cv reference architecture ra for citrix virtual apps and desktops, formerly xendesktop. Overview introduction in traditional business environments, workers suffer from productivity loss in many ways, including downtime during pc refreshes, patches and updates, or simply when they are away from the office. Technical article reference architecture for citrix. Refer to the discontinued product lifecycle or active citrix product pages for more information on support schedules. Citrix xendesktop reference architecture for 750 users. Reference architectures getting started with citrix xenapp.
Wait for the installer welcome screen and click start close to xenapp section. I tell you about the roles of the xenapp service session host only in a controller the roles xenapp server can host sessions. Designing your virtual infrastructure citrix xenapp 7. In the coming months, i will be publishing one or multiple chapters per monthweek, including a downloadable pdf version of each chapter. For a deployment utilizing citrix cloud, use the xenapp and xendesktop service architecture poster.111 511 160 1255 176 197 589 1565 99 152 968 1454 956 737 570 1154 1495 907 486 1206 723 1566 1498 980 527 297 899 30 1578 1192 754 1086 635 828 786 912 254 798 446 1445 908 750 1009 901 1483