XenDesktop Deep Dive – Rick Dehlinger from iQurious Corporation
This session dove into the architecture of XenDesktop.
-IMA Data store
-Web Interface is required for connectivity
-Single zone, single data collector
-Administered from AMC and PSC (Old style java console) for policy management
-Requires AD but there are no schema updates
-Desktop Delivery Controller DDC
–Terminal Service enabled in app mode – doesn’t make since, no users connect to this server over RDP. Must have something to do with the IMA being on
-Virtual Desktop Agent
–Win XP, Vista
–32 bit only
–single IP address
–Adds 7 services and drivers for ICA, Printing and other services
-Provisioning Server – Not required but definitely makes like easier
-XenServer/VMware ESX – No functionality lost if VMware is used in place of XenServer
-XenDesktop Setup Wizard
-Web Interface – goes on the DDC – Can also use the new Citrix App Receiver or PNAgent – There are also some thin clients – Login Desktop
These two sessions on XenDesktop have gotten me very excited about this product. I want to build a lab with this at the office ASAP.
It would be cool to build a XenServer one and a VMware one to compare the scalability.