CHAPTER 3Independent Management Architecture

This chapter discusses Citrix XenApp architecture topics that you must address in the planning and pilot phases before you deploy XenApp in the enterprise. The concepts that you learn about in this section include zones, the server farm’s data store, the local host cache, and bandwidth requirements for Independent Management Architecture (IMA) communication in the server farm.


Citrix’s IMA contains four components: the IMA data store, zone data collectors, local host caches, and the IMA protocol. The data store is responsible for keeping information about generally static farm settings, such as published applications, load-balancing parameters, printer options, and security. Farm information ...

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