Chapter 9. Building Your First XenApp® Farm – Provisioning Services™

In the previous chapter, we learned how to create XenApp server VMs using the MCS technology. MCS, however, is not the only way to create and manage your machine catalogs. To add flexibility for their customers, Citrix offers another software called Provisioning Services (PVS). In this chapter, we will explore the following topics to help us understand PVS better:

  • What is PVS and how does it work?
  • The pros and cons of using PVS in an enterprise environment
  • PVS versus MCS
  • Design considerations for PVS
  • Installing and configuring PVS to serve a XenApp solution

Getting started with PVS

Before we delve into the integration of PVS and XenApp, especially if this is the first time we've dealt ...

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