Recommended services for on-prem virtualization infrastructures

When deploying an on-prem virtualization infrastructure (which could also be thought of as a private cloud with the sole customer being the enterprise/organization itself) the following services and server roles should be considered in order to achieve a complete virtualization solution: Directory services. As an example, Microsoft Windows Server Active […]

Data center diagram software

Microsoft Visio is one of the leading software packages for data center diagram design. VisioCafe is an independent non-profit web site for the gathering together of IT industry Visio collections. Each collection is copyrighted to its respective owner, and is not the property of VisioCafe. Most of the collections on […]

Dell server and storage sizing and capacity planning resources

When designing server and storage solutions from Dell, the following Web resources are highly useful: Dell Enterprise Infrastructure Planning Tool: https://www.dell.com/calc. The Dell Enterprise Infrastructure Planning Tool (EIPT) helps IT professionals plan and tune their computer and infrastructure equipment for maximum efficiency. Offering a wide range of configuration flexibility and […]

Citrix Architecture Diagrams

Citrix Architecture Diagrams

Architectural Overviews Citrix Tech Zone contains a wealth of information to help you learn more about Citrix Cloud and other Citrix products. Here you’ll find reference architectures, diagrams, and technical papers that provide insights for designing, building, and deploying Citrix technologies. Citrix Workspace conceptual diagram: https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/tech-zone/learn/diagrams-posters/workspace.html Tech Zone Reference Architectures: https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/tech-zone/design/reference-architectures.html Virtual Apps […]

Citrix VAD reference architecture for service providers

Citrix VAD Reference Architecture for service providers

Citrix has recommended a best practice reference architecture for service provider environments over the years. The reference architecture includes the network logical architecture of all involved Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (Citrix VAD) components as well as information about the traffic flows among the components and applicable hybrid scenarios. The […]

Citrix Desktop Transformation Acceleration

Citrix Desktop Transformation Assessment

Introduction Even though Citrix has been focusing on the furute of work initiative and all new Citrix Cloud services, it is worth refering to the Citrix Desktop Transformation Assessment model every time a new Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops or Citrix ADC design is about to be created. Citrix Project […]

Login VSI deployment guide

The below content is based on the Login VSI installation guide. You can make use of these notes in conjuction with a previous blog post on how to setup your first Citrix XenApp or XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR lab on a single machine. To ensure the optimal performance of Login VSI, […]