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Getting Started with Citrix VDI-in-a-Box.

Author/Creator:
Brown, Stuart Arthur.
Publication:
Olton : Packt Publishing, Limited, 2013.
Format/Description:
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1 online resource (110 pages)
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Subjects:
Citrix XenDesktop.
Virtual computer systems.
Computer networks -- Remote access.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
A practical and fast-paced guide that gives you all the information you need to simplify and streamline virtual desktops so you get a production-quality solution while instantly lowering your costs and improving security.Getting Started with Citrix VDI-in-a-Box is great for IT professionals who are new to VDI-in-a-Box and who are looking for a good grounding in the product. You may be planning to research VDI-in-a-Box in more detail, or you may be tasked with researching how VDI-in-a-Box could improve the productivity of your organization. No prior knowledge of VDI-in-a-Box is required, just an understanding of Windows networks.
Contents:
Intro
Getting Started with Citrix VDI-in-a-Box
Table of Contents
Getting Started with Citrix VDI-in-a-Box
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Acknowledgement
www.PacktPub.com
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Preface
What this book covers
What you need for this book
Who this book is for
Conventions
Reader feedback
Customer support
Errata
Piracy
Questions
1. Background and Benefits of Citrix VDI-in-a-Box
What is VDI-in-a-Box?
A brief history of Citrix VDI-in-a-Box
Where does VDI-in-a-Box fit?
Which set of our user base requires a full virtual desktop?
Do we need offline capabilities?
Which devices do we need to connect?
Do we have enough bandwidth?
Do we want to deliver persistent or non-persistent desktops?
Architecture overview
What IT challenges can VDI-in-a-Box address?
PCs in need of refreshing
Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 / Windows 8
Delivering and supporting desktops to satellite offices / home users
BYOD (bring-your-own-device)
Delivering cloud services
A high-level overview of the configuration process
Summary
2. Designing and Sizing Citrix VDI-in-a-Box
Sizing the servers
Task workers
Knowledge workers
CPU
Example 1
Example 2
Memory
Example 1
Example 2
Disk IO
SSD
Example 1
Example 2
Storage
Example 1
RAID 0 versus RAID 1 versus RAID 10
Example 1
Example 2
Choosing the right hypervisor
Data stores
Pooled and personal desktops
Microsoft activation
Multiple Activation Key (MAK)
Key Management Server (KMS)
Applications
Application virtualization
Published applications
How many golden images do you need?.
VIAB templates
Template name
Memory allocated
Virtual CPUs
Connect to local drives and devices
Color depth
Maximum and prestarted desktops
Profile management
Bandwidth
Printing
Antivirus (AV) for VDI
High availability (N + 1)
Example 1
Disaster recovery
OEM
Summary
3. Building and Configuring Citrix VDI-in-a-Box
Installing the hypervisor
Importing Citrix VIAB
Creating the Citrix VIAB grid
Setting up the Hypervisor and Grid
Creating the first Windows image
Creating templates from your image
Assigning templates to users, groups, and IP addresses
Assigning templates to a user group
Assigning templates to users
Assigning templates to incoming IP addresses
Testing the connection as a user
SSL
Grid IP address
Kiosk mode
Licensing VDI-in-a-Box
Connecting to the grid
Browser
Receiver
Java client
Citrix Profile Manager
Using NetScaler VPX with VDI-in-a-Box
Integrating Citrix GoToAssist with VDI-in-a-Box
Using Citrix ShareFile with VIAB
Reusing old PCs
Citrix Desktop Lock
Windows Thin PC
Linux
Thin clients
Connecting from mobile devices
Supporting Citrix VDI-in-a-Box
Summary
4. How Organizations Are Using Citrix VDI-in-a-Box
Benefits of VDI-in-a-Box
Windows operating system management
Application management and licensing
User management
Reusing older PCs
Utilizing thin clients
Enabling BYOD
Remote connectivity
Business drivers and use cases
PC refresh
Desktop OS upgrade
Satellite office
Bring-your-own-device (BYOD)
Delivering generic desktops
Desktop as a Service (DaaS)
Case study - The Attwater group
About Attwater & Sons Ltd. and Custom Composites Ltd.
Attwater & Sons Ltd. history - a life in industrial laminates
The challenge
The solution
The result.
Summary
5. Conducting a Successful Proof of Concept
Planning the POC
Extending the POC
VDI-in-a-Box evaluation license
Choosing the right hardware
Operating systems to test
Testing applications
Testing clients
User acceptance testing
What are your criteria for success?
Creating a business case for VDI-in-a-Box
Typical cost associated with VIAB
Building a business case
Extending the life of your existing PCs
Improved desktop uptime
Improved application distribution
Improved data security
Improved virus and malware protection
Improved disaster-recovery facilities
Improved application compliance
Increased user productivity
Expanding the proof of concept
Summary
Index.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Brown, Stuart Arthur Getting Started with Citrix VDI-in-a-Box
ISBN:
9781782171058
9781782171041
OCLC:
862794225