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Citrix XenApp Performance Essentials by Luca Dentella

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Provisioning Services

The Provisioning Services infrastructure allows computers to be provisioned from a single shared image. This technology is widely used in XenDesktop, the desktop virtualization product by Citrix. System administrators prepare a small pool of images and, using Provisioning Services, deploy them to the users. Provisioning Services also becomes very helpful in a XenApp infrastructure, when you need to deploy several session host servers.

The use of this technology offers many benefits. With Provisioning Services, system administrators create and maintain a small number of images (or a single image if all the applications are installed on all the servers) for their servers. If a new application has to be published or an update ...

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