Team: Consulting

  1. XenDesktop 7.1 Planning on Hyper-V 2012 R2 Pt.4

    Welcome to the last installment for the blog series XenDesktop 7.1 planning on Hyper-V 2012 R2. Just to recap what was covered so far: Part 1: I went over some of the new networking features in Windows Server 2012 and reviewed some key XenDesktop network design decisions. Part 2: I covered the storage options available and some important storage design decisions. Part 3: I covered System Center 2012 ...

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  2. Feedback sought on Citrix Virtual Desktop Handbook

    The Citrix Consulting Team is seeking participants for a short survey to ensure customers and partners are getting what they need from the Citrix Virtual Desktop Handbook. The survey will take about five to 10 minutes to complete, and feedback is being accepted for either version of the handbook (5.x or 7.x). Participants’ answers and information is confidential and only will be used internally at Citrix for ...

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  3. XenDesktop 7.1 Planning on Hyper-V 2012 R2 Pt.3

    Last week’s blog focused on storage design decisions when deploying XenDesktop 7.1 on Hyper-V 2012 R2. This week I will cover System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager; why it’s needed for XenDesktop deployments on Hyper-V and some important design decisions to consider. The title of this blog series is “XenDesktop 7.1 Planning on Hyper-V 2012 R2” but to be technically accurate it could be “XenDesktop ...

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  4. XenDesktop 7.1 Planning on Hyper-V 2012 R2 Pt.2

    Last week’s blog focused on some of the networking design decisions when deploying XenDesktop 7.1 on Hyper-V 2012 R2. This week I want to go over some of the storage design decisions to consider, and some new storage features in Hyper-V 2012 R2. There are five storage solutions to consider with Hyper-V 2012/2012 R2: Local storage Direct Attached Storage (DAS) Storage Attached Network (SAN) SMB 3.0 File Shares Windows Storage Spaces Please ...

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  5. XenDesktop 7.1 Planning on Hyper-V 2012 R2 Pt.1

    A topic that has been generating a lot of interest within the Citrix community is planning and designing a XenDesktop 7.1 solution on Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2. Citrix Consulting is releasing a new update to the Citrix Virtual Desktop Handbook, which includes design decisions when deploying XenDesktop 7.1 on Hyper-V 2012 R2 and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2. In advance of the new ...

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  6. Great New Look for the Virtual Desktop Handbook

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    The Virtual Desktop Handbook is an architect’s guide to desktop virtualization. It provides you with the methodology, experience and best practices you need to successfully design your own desktop virtualization solution. Since its launch in February 2013, the Virtual Desktop Handbook has become one of the most popular articles on citrix.com with more than 55,000 downloads. However, we recognize that the handbook can be difficult to ...

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  7. Windows 8 and Server 2012 Optimization Guide

    With the recent release of XenDesktop 7, we put together a list of recommended optimizations for Windows 8 /8.1 and Server 2012 virtual desktops on XenDesktop 7.x.  The purpose of this blog is to provide a list of commonly applied optimizations and provide assistance with their implementation through a script - yes, you read that correctly, a SCRIPT ;) Although not every setting may apply to ...

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  8. “New” Citrix Best Practices

    Overview There are best practices and then there's reality...I have been saying that for years.  Because I believe too many folks think some best practices are set in stone or should be implemented or followed no matter what the situation.  To be honest, this could not be farther from the truth.  It's why many Professional Services organizations (CCS included) use the phrase "it depends".  There is ...

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  9. XenMobile: How does it scale?

    Overview As you may have guessed based on the title, the focus of this post is how the Citrix XenMobile solution can be designed to accommodate a large user population. Before we get too far into that, let's clarify. We are not going to be discussing the scalability of technologies that XenMobile interfaces with such as XenApp or XenDesktop. We are also not going to discuss ...

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