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Mastering Citrix® XenDesktop® by Daniele Tosatto, Govardhan Gunnala

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Process of designing XenDesktop® deployments

The uniqueness of the XenDesktop architecture is its modular five layer model. It covers all the key decisions in designing the XenDesktop deployment (as we saw in the previous chapter).

  • User layer: Defines the users and their requirements
  • Access layer: Defines how the users will access the resources
  • Desktop/resource layer: Defines what resources will be delivered
  • Control layer: Defines managing and maintaining the solution
  • Hardware layer: Defines what resources it needs for implementing the chosen solution

While FMA is simple at a high level, its implementation can become complex depending on the technologies/options that are chosen for each component across the layers of FMA. Along with great flexibility, ...

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