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Citrix® XenApp® 7.x Performance Essentials by Luca Dentella

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Machine Creation Services

Infrastructures are not static; they evolve to satisfy new business requirements, offer new applications, or support new users.

A common task that every Citrix administrator has to face is to deploy, as fast as he or she can, new worker servers. Citrix offers the following two technologies to automatically provide new servers, starting with a master image:

  • Provisioning Services (PVS)
  • Machine Creation Services (MCS)

Provisioning Services is a classic solution, available for years and widely used in many XenApp and XenDesktop infrastructures.

Servers are delivered from a Provisioning Services virtual disk (vDisk), imaged from a master device. Target servers are configured to perform a network boot and receive the vDisk image ...

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