PacktLib: Getting Started with Citrix VDI-in-a-Box

Getting Started with Citrix VDI-in-a-Box

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewers

Acknowledgement

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Background and Benefits of Citrix VDI-in-a-Box

What is VDI-in-a-Box?

A brief history of Citrix VDI-in-a-Box

Where does VDI-in-a-Box fit?

Architecture overview

What IT challenges can VDI-in-a-Box address?

A high-level overview of the configuration process

Summary

Designing and Sizing Citrix VDI-in-a-Box

Sizing the servers

RAID 0 versus RAID 1 versus RAID 10

Choosing the right hypervisor

Data stores

Pooled and personal desktops

Microsoft activation

Applications

How many golden images do you need?

VIAB templates

Profile management

Bandwidth

Printing

Antivirus (AV) for VDI

High availability (N + 1)

Disaster recovery

OEM

Summary

Building and Configuring Citrix VDI-in-a-Box

Installing the hypervisor

Importing Citrix VIAB

Creating the Citrix VIAB grid

SSL

Grid IP address

Kiosk mode

Licensing VDI-in-a-Box

Connecting to the grid

Citrix Profile Manager

Using NetScaler VPX with VDI-in-a-Box

Integrating Citrix GoToAssist with VDI-in-a-Box

Using Citrix ShareFile with VIAB

Reusing old PCs

Thin clients

Connecting from mobile devices

Supporting Citrix VDI-in-a-Box

Summary

How Organizations Are Using Citrix VDI-in-a-Box

Benefits of VDI-in-a-Box

Business drivers and use cases

Case study – The Attwater group

Summary

Conducting a Successful Proof of Concept

Planning the POC

Expanding the proof of concept

Summary

Index