Chapter 1. Designing a XenDesktop® Site

In this chapter, we start with defining the pieces or components that make up a XenDesktop Site along with the terminology and concepts involved. We then set out to design a basic XenDesktop architecture, which ends with a network diagram that we will use as a roadmap for the remainder of the book. In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • The components of XenDesktop
  • Terminology and concepts
  • System requirements
  • Designing a basic XenDesktop Site
  • Common ports used in network communication

The core components of a XenDesktop® Site

Before we get started with the designing of the XenDesktop Site, we need to understand the core components that go into building it. XenDesktop can support all types of workers—from ...

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