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Getting Started with XenDesktop® 7.x by Craig Thomas Ellrod

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XenDesktop® storage requirements

You need a place to store the XenDesktop system database, and it uses a SQL Server. In a Proof-of-Concept or test environment such as ours, we can use the local disk of the XenDesktop Delivery Controller to install a SQL Server. A SQL Server is installed with the XenDesktop product; you just have to specify where you want it to live. Each component in XenDesktop has minimum storage requirements as explained in the following table:

The XenDesktop components' storage requirements

Component

Supported operating systems

Minimum storage

Hypervisor host

XenServer 6.2, 6.1, 6.0.2

vSphere 5.1 Update 1, 5.0 Update 2

Hyper-V 2012 SP1

16 GB minimum, 60 GB recommended

XenCenter

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8

Windows Server ...

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