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Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Cookbook by Gaspare A. Silvestri

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Chapter 2. Deploying Virtual Machines for XenDesktop

In this chapter we will cover:

  • Configuring the XenDesktop site
  • Configuring XenDesktop to interact with Citrix XenServer
  • Configuring XenDesktop to interact with VMware vSphere
  • Configuring XenDesktop to interact with Microsoft Hyper-V

Introduction

Configuration of the XenDesktop components is the first step to implementing a fully functioning infrastructure. After this, the second and maybe the most important step is deploying virtual desktop instances.

To accomplish this task, you need to interface Citrix servers with a hypervisor, a bare-metal operating system that is able to create, configure, and manage virtual machines. XenDesktop is able to communicate with three important hypervisor systems on ...

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