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Mastering Citrix® XenDesktop® by Daniele Tosatto, Govardhan Gunnala

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Chapter 5. Delivering Virtual Desktops and Optimizing XenDesktop®

In the last chapter, we discovered how to install a XenDesktop deployment and we learnt the basics of sizing and configuration.

Now, it is time to understand how we can deliver virtual desktops and applications to users using delivery groups.

At the end of this chapter, you will be able to configure and optimize XenDesktop environments.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Configuring the XenDesktop components for high availability
  • Installing the Virtual Desktop Agent
  • Configuring machine catalogs and delivery groups
  • Configuring Citrix Policies

We will also introduce some concepts about performance and best practices.

Configuring XenDesktop® components for high availability ...

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