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Citrix Tech Preview – XenDesktop Desired State Configuration Resource Provider


Citrix Labs recently released the XenDesktop Desired State Configuration Resource Provider. This blog post takes a closer look on what Desired State Configuration is and how the XenDesktop Desired State Configuration Provider allows for rapid and automated deployment of XenDesktop roles in a private/public/hybrid cloud scenario.

Simplifying XenDesktop Deployments

This year the Citrix Labs team decided to take a close look at how our customers and partners can leverage Microsoft automation technologies to install and configure various XenDesktop roles within a Microsoft public/private/hybrid cloud deployment. The goal of this project was to demonstrate an automated, repeatable and easily upgradeable XenDesktop deployment process that would be consistent regardless where XenDesktop may sit.

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For this project we evaluated three different deployment technologies. The first we rolled out as a tech preview were the XenDesktop System Center Templates. Second was the XenDesktop Windows Azure Pack Gallery Image.  These two deployment methods shared a common approach of providing reusable virtual machine blueprints utilizable when deploying XenDesktop in a private/hybrid cloud environment.

Read the entire article here, Citrix Tech Preview – XenDesktop Desired State Configuration Resource Provider 

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