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Getting Started with Citrix XenApp® 7.6 by Konstantin Cvetanov

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Resource layer

After we've determined the system requirements for the control layer, it's time to define the resource layer. The resource layer is a set of applications, virtual desktops, and data that each user group in a XenApp environment is assigned to. For example, the accounting department will need access to QuickBooks, so the application will be virtualized on a server OS VM that has the Citrix Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA) installed on it. In this case, QuickBooks is part of the resource layer.

Server OS VDA

Citrix VDA is a component of the XenApp software that needs to be installed on a master image, which is used to deploy RDS-enabled XenApp servers. The VDA turns on communication from the agent machine to the Delivery Controller via the ...

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