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.
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 Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more Why Subscribe? Free Access for Packt account holders Instant Updates on New Packt Books 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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