After my recent blogposts AppVolumes and Citrix XenDesktop, a happy couple? and How Nutanix helps Citrix MCS with Shadow Clones I got the question from Andre Leibovici to validate if the read-only disks created via AppVolumes can benefit from our Shadow Clones technology.
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One of the technologies within the Nutanix technology stack for desktop virtualisation is the technology called Shadow Clones. It leverages the data locality to solve the known issues of having a master image and updates that needs to be distributed across hypervisors, which can be time consuming.
AppVolumes (formerly known as CloudVolumes) was just released a couple of days ago as GA (available via trial), I downloaded a copy of the software and installed it into my lab environment as the solution itself sounds very promising solving application delivery issues by using layering technology.
The last few weeks I had a lot of discussions, people asking how I was doing and how the job as Solutions and Performance Engineer @Nutanix was going. Based on the conversations I had it seemed like there are a lot of impressions of what my team does and better yet, what I do as a day to day job.
During a lab setup of XenDesktop 7.6 I used a Microsoft SQL 2008 R2 instance which I installed before while setting up the rest of my lab environment. While the database setup worked seamlessly for other environments it seemed that I couldn’t access the SQL server from the XenDesktop Setup wizard.