Paper: FlexPod Datacenter with Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 and XenServer 6.2 SP1

Cisco has released a paper titled: "FlexPod Datacenter with Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 and XenServer 6.2 SP1". The paper which is a Cisco Validated Design (CVD) contains 401 pages and provides a reference architecture for a 2000 set Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) using Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 on Cisco UCS B200-M3 server blades with NetApp FAS 3250 and the Citrix XenServer 6.2 SP1 hypervisor platform.


The paper contains the following sections:

  • Overview
  • Summary of Main Findings
  • Architecture
  • Infrastructure Components
  • Architecture and Design of XenDesktop 7.1 on Cisco Unified Computing System and NetApp FAS Storage
  • Solution Validation
  • Desktop Delivery Infrastructure
  • Citrix Profile Management
  • Test Setup and Configurations
  • Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 Hosted Virtual Desktop (HVD) and Hosted Shared Desktop (HSD) Mixed Workload on Cisco UCS B200 M3 Blades, NetApp 3250 and Citrix XenServer 6.2 Test Results
  • Scalability Considerations and Guidelines
  • References