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Getting Started with Citrix VDI-in-a-Box by Stuart Brown

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Chapter 2. Designing and Sizing Citrix VDI-in-a-Box

We will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • Sizing the servers
  • RAID 1 or 0
  • Choosing the hypervisor
  • Data stores
  • Pooled and personal desktops
  • Microsoft activation
  • Applications
  • Golden images
  • VDI-in-a-Box templates
  • Profile management
  • Bandwidth
  • Printing
  • Antivirus
  • High availability
  • Disaster recovery
  • OEM

This chapter will provide you with the knowledge that you need to successfully design and size a Citrix VIAB solution. It will look at many of the options you will face during your use of VIAB, because it is better to plan for all eventualities before you begin to ensure that you make the best decisions.

Sizing the servers

There are a number of tools and guidelines to help you to size Citrix VIAB appliances. Essentially, ...

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