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Optimizing Citrix® XenDesktop® for High Performance by Craig Thomas Ellrod

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Chapter 1. XenDesktop® Architecture

In this first chapter, we'll start with defining some basic XenDesktop architectures and the different components involved. We'll also visit some terminology and concepts that are important to understand as a baseline before addressing performance. As your XenDesktop sites grow, performance will be impacted, so getting the blueprint right first time is critical. One thing we often say in our business is "measure twice, and cut once". In this chapter, we will cover the following:

  • Introduction
  • Architecture
  • Terminology and concepts
  • Components

Introduction

XenDesktop is a desktop virtualization and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution that delivers a Windows desktop experience as an on-demand service to any user, ...

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