Tag Archive for MCS

Citrix MCS on Nutanix AHV: Unleashing the power of clones!

Citrix MCS on Nutanix AHVWith the release of the plugin for Citrix MCS on Nutanix AHV I got a lot of questions on the inner workings of the AHV cloning so here goes: a blog post that (hopefully) helps you getting a grasp on how Nutanix AHV uses clones in Citrix MCS.
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Installing the plugin for Citrix MCS on Nutanix AHV

Nutanix AHVIt just hit the web, the plugin for Citrix MCS on Nutanix AHV. You can find it on our portal at My.Nutanix.com, support, Tools & Firmware. I’ve blogged about this previously in the blog that was called Citrix MCS for AHV: Under the hood but now it’s finally available for the masses.

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Storage features in XenDesktop 7.9

storageCitrix just released XenDesktop 7.9, one of the things that caught my eye during the installation was the option to leverage/utilise local storage of your virtualisation hosts.

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Citrix MCS for AHV: Under the hood

MCS for AHV

Citrix MCS for AHV; it’s been a hot topic since the release of XenDesktop 7.7 so here’s my explanation of what’s going on under the hood when we look at Citrix MCS for AHV. First I’ll start with a short description of the components and in the end there’s a alpha-demo video on the integration piece.

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Overcoming the 3 biggest challenges with Citrix MCS

Citrix MCSWith all the stories around MCS vs PVS etc I wanted to write a blogpost on how Nutanix can help you overcome the issues that you would see in a legacy 3-tier / local disk architecture using Citrix MCS. This is not a PVS vs MCS blogpost but I thought it would be a good idea to show how Nutanix solves the 3 biggest challenges with Citrix MCS.

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How Nutanix helps Citrix MCS with Shadow Clones

shadow clonesOne 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.

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