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Citrix Workspace Visio Stencils

The latest Visio stencils for the Citrix Workspace, including XenApp, XenDesktop, NetScaler, XenMobile, XenServer, ShareFile and Citrix Cloud.

Daniel (Follow on Twitter @djfeller)

Change Log

June 5, 2018

  • Visio
    • Added Workspace
    • Added Identity
    • Added Resource Feed
    • Added XenApp & XenDesktop
    • Added Microsoft RDSH
    • Added VMware Horizon
    • Added Endpoint Management
    • Added Analytics
    • Added Alert
    • Added Watermark
    • Added Graph
    • Added Bullseye
    • Added Machine Learning
    • Added Search
    • Added Data Connector
    • Added Workflow
    • Added Signal
    • Added Check
    • Added Raspberry Pi
    • Added App Management
    • Updated conceptual diagram for Cloud: Logon/Launch Process

January 5, 2018:

  • Visio:
    • Added logon process diagrams for cloud
    • Added NetScaler Service for Citrix Cloud
    • Added NetScaler Gateway Service for Citrix Cloud
    • Added NetScaler MAS Service for Citrix Cloud
    • Added App Layering Service for Citrix Cloud
    • Added SmartTools Service for Citrix Cloud

October 3, 2017:

  • Visio:
    • Added logon process diagram
    • Added app launch process diagram
    • Added on-premises port diagram
    • Added Citrix Cloud port diagram
    • Updated conceptual diagram for on-premises deployment
    • Updated conceptual diagram for hybrid-cloud deployment
    • Updated conceptual diagram for Citrix Cloud deployment

September 6, 2017

  • PowerPoint:
    • Added PowerPoint template with icons and Citrix Workspace diagrams

August 21, 2017

  • Visio

June 1, 2017

  • Visio
    • 7.14 Release: Added NetScaler MAS, NetScaler SD-WAN, NetScaler Gateway, and two Citrix Cloud services: XenApp & XenDesktop Service and XenMobile Service

February 28, 2017

  • Visio
    • 7.13 Release: Added Antivirus, PVS Accelerator. Updated XenServer, PVS, VM and Physical Server icons

December 7, 2016

  • Visio
    • 7.12 Release: Added Active Directory, Workspace Environment Management, Federated Authentication Service and Machine Catalog

February 23, 2016

  • Visio
    • 7.9 Release: Added Secure Browser, AppDisk, AppDNA and Provisioning Services

January 4, 2016

  • Visio
    • 7.7 Release: Added Personal and Shared Linux desktop, zone, App-V and Cloud Connector

June 24, 2015

  • Visio
    • 7.6 Release: Added Linux virtual desktop, receiver, GPU/vGPU and Driver icons

August 29, 2013

  • Visio
    • 7.5 Release: Updated entire stencil set with new style

January 23, 2013










Visio Stencils for Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.8 and 7.9

Note: These stencils are outdated. Use the latest Citrix Workspace Visio Stencils.

My wife always tells me that admitting to my mistakes will make me feel better (I think she is wrong, but I’ll give it a try). So here it goes…

The year was 2004 and I was drawing a Citrix Presentation Server diagram. Unfortunately, Citrix didn’t have a set of Visio stencils so I created my own. Over the past 11 years, I (reluctantly at first) updated these to include new components and drastically changed the style.

Throughout many of those same years, I’ve been talking about Provisioning Services, demonstrating Provisioning Services, diagramming Provisioning Services and using Provisioning Services (but not dreaming about Provisioning Services, I’m not that crazy). So how could I have skipped creating a Visio stencil for Provisioning Services?

I made a mistake. There, I said it. Do I feel better? NO. Not in the slightest.

But you know what makes me feel better? Doing something about it.

And I did just that. I created a Visio stencil for Provisioning Services!!!

But that’s not all. With the XenApp and XenDesktop 7.8 release, I also created new Visio stencils for

  • XenApp Secure Browser
  • AppDisk
  • AppDNA (I really think it looks like a double helix)

7.8 stencils

And because some of you asked nicely, I also created a set of Visio stencils in the Visio 2003-2010 format (Note: No updates for the 7.9 release).

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Citrix XenApp 7.6 and XenDesktop 7.6 Visio Stencils!

Note: These stencils are outdated. Use the latest Citrix Workspace Visio Stencils.

You can find the latest version of the Citrix Visio Stencil from here: Tools

As you saw from my previous post, Citrix now has Linux virtual desktops. You know what this means?



The new set for XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 includes

  1. Linux virtual desktop
  2. Receiver
  3. GPU/vGPU
  4. Driver

And remember, pre-built diagrams that you can modify are also included as a stencil (one of my better ideas). Just drag the stencil into your drawing and perform an “Ungroup” operation. You can now modify to fit your needs.


From the virtual mind of Virtual Feller

New Citrix Visio Stencils

Note: These stencils are outdated. Use the latest Citrix Workspace Visio Stencils.

Hopefully by now, you’ve heard of Citrix Project Accelerator. If not, I suggest you take a look at the following blogs:

By spending a little time in the Assess phase, Project Accelerator creates this awesome looking diagram


The truth is, this diagram took many, many, many revisions. We wanted to create something that was easy to follow while providing the most important information people wanted to see, which included IOPS, servers, VMs, storage space, desktop images, infrastructure components, and so much more. It took a few revisions before I had something in Visio that did all of that. Then we gave my diagram to Marta Guerra, a senior designer on the Project Accelerator team. She turned the diagram into something easy to follow and very clean with new images/icons for all of the components. I’m still impressed. I know many of you are too because you’ve asked for the Visio stencils.

Unfortunately, Project Accelerator diagrams aren’t done in Visio, but that didn’t stop us from giving you what you wanted. With the help of Marta, I’ve been able to turn these images into a new set of Citrix Visio Stencils.

Get them here!


Daniel Feller – Lead Architect

Citrix Project Accelerator