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Citrix: Better Than Ever – XenApp / XenDesktop Site Design (v2017)

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Because this is the third article in this farm/site/zone design series, and since it appears I get around to providing an update on this topic every 2 years, I guess this is now a biennial tradition.
In case you missed the first couple, let me provide an executive summary for you:

  • XenApp Farm and Zone Design (v2013).  This was written almost 5 years ago and was based primarily on the IMA platform.  I covered the various options we have to architect global XenApp farms and I tried to plant a seed that multiple farms are definitely OK, if not my preferred approach when you have mission-critical workloads and uptime or availability is priority #1.
  • XenApp/XenDesktop Site Design (v2015).  This was written after 7.6.1 was released so it was based on the FMA platform.  I basically said we don’t have zones yet, the new LHC was still being developed so our only real answer was multiple sites.  There actually wasn’t much up for discussion at the time.

Fast-forward to late 2017 and we’ve now released somewhere in the neighborhood of SEVENTEEN FMA-based XenApp/XenDesktop releases if you can believe it. And the FMA platform has come a LONG way since we released XenDesktop 5.0, which was actually the first release leveraging FMA instead of IMA (not sure if you remember, but XenDesktop versions 2-4 actually leveraged IMA!).

A lot has happened since then and we just shipped XenApp & XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR which I think is going to be a monster release. We also added some very important features over the last year or two in particular that are very key to this architecture design discussion. So, I’m going to attempt to clarify our stance on some of these items and answer a few of the more common questions we’re getting these days, for example, now that zones are back, does Citrix Consulting recommend them? Is the new LHC ready for prime-time? When should you do multiple sites or a single site with multiple zones?

Read the entire article here, Better Than Ever: XenApp/XenDesktop Site Design (v2017)

via the fine folks at Citrix Systems, Inc.

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