Citrix has released a new best practices guide for XenApp and XenDesktop.
The foundation of any good XenDesktop or XenApp enterprise design should be adherence to a collection of best practices which are based upon knowledge gathered from previous enterprise deployments, lab validations, and lessons learned in the field. Such best practices are just a starting point for a design, as an organization’s specific design requirements will often necessitate deviation from the recommended path. By using the following recommendations as a starting point, the foundation of the design will be robust enough to support many different deployment scenarios.
This document consolidates and summarizes the best practices for XenApp and XenDesktop environments. As products evolve, best practices also change, which is why each best practice discussed in this document is associated with a specific product and version, which includes the following:
- XenDesktop 5.0, 5.5, 5.6
- XenApp 6.0, 6.5
Additional best practices are provided for those products which provide complimentary functionality to both XenDesktop and XenApp, including:
- Citrix Provisioning Services
- Citrix XenServer
- Citrix Profile Manager
- Microsoft Hyper-V
- VMware vSphere
You can download this guide here.
If you want to deploy Citrix XenApp on a VMWare hypervisor then you should read the guide provided by VMWare.
This guide provides best practice guidelines for deploying Citrix XenApp on VMware. The recommendations are not specific to any particular set of hardware or to the size and scope of any particular XenApp implementation. The design examples and considerations provide guidance only and do not represent strict design requirements. Flexibility in Citrix XenApp deployments combined with the flexibility of deploying on vSphere allows for a wide variety of valid configurations.
So download your copy now and read this guide.
Here’s an update from McAfee.
FAQ article for VirusScan Enterprise 8.8
If you use or plan to upgrade to VirusScan Enterprise 8.8, McAfee recommends that you review the Frequently Asked Questions in KnowledgeBase article KB71642:
This content of this article is based on questions received directly from McAfee customers via our Technical Support agents and posts in the McAfee Community (https://community.mcafee.com).
When you have a Hyper-V host with lots of memory installed on the host you don’t want the pagefile to be as big as the phycial RAM installed. Here’s a good “best practice” from Microsoft involving the use of pagefile on the Hyper-V host as well as the Hyper-V guests.
Enjoy. Continue reading “Hyper-V pagefile sizing (Host and guests)”