Sizing XenDesktop 7 App Edition VMs


In the Mobilizing Windows applications for 500 users design guide, we made the recommendation to allocate 8vCPUs for each virtual XenDesktop 7 App Edition host (formerly known as XenApp). Spreading this out across a server with two Intel Xeon E5-2690 @2.9GHz processors and 192 GB of RAM, we were yielding about 200 users per physical... Continue Reading →

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Just the Apps


We get so excited with the thought of VDI, we often forget to take a step back and focus on what we are trying to do. Here is a recent example… We need to find a way to get an application to our users. Our first problem is that many of our users are not... Continue Reading →

Control layer in the XenDesktop 7 Blueprint


Control, control, you must learn control! - Yoda The control layer is about creating a single, cohesive foundation for the solution that supports the user-layers (users, access and resources). You can NOT do the control layer if you haven't defined your user layer, access layer and resource layer. The control layer of the XenDesktop 7... Continue Reading →

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