Easy and secure single-image desktop deploymentwith XenClientRoger Bösch, Systems EngineerCitrix Systems International Gmb...
What’s XenClient all about?                              2
What is XenClient technology?                          • Type 1 hypervisor: High performance                            be...
XenClient Service VM Architecture                                     • Service VMs add shared or unique                  ...
Citrix Receiver for XenClient                                           • First Service VM for XenClient                  ...
Synchronizer for XenClient                       Citrix Receiver                        for XenClient Local     Local     ...
VM Life Cycle process                        7
VM Life Cycle – Authoring an image                                                              Ussign user/group         ...
Choosing the right Image mode                                                           VM Lifecycle           A -Deployme...
VM Life Cycle – Authoring an image                     Citrix Confidential - Do Not Distribute   10
VM Life Cycle – Assigning an image                                     11
VM Life Cycle – User Self Service VM deployment                    Create VM from                     Synchronizer        ...
VM Life Cycle – User Self Service VM deployment                                                  13
VM Life Cycle – Update a VM                                                                   Ussign user/group  Run the V...
VM Life Cycle – Update a VM                              15
VM Life Cycle – User Backup   Day to day activities       by the user                                                     ...
VM Life Cycle – User Backup                              17
VM Life Cycle – User Self Service Recovery                    Create VM from                                   Select rest...
VM Life Cycle – User Self Service Recovery                                             19
XenClient Update                   20
Platform Support in XenClient 2     XenClient 1.0                         XenClient 2.0                                   ...
Citrix Receiver Enhancements                               22
XenClient General Update• Allow reordering of switcher hotkeys• Support for 4k disk drives• OEM Branding• Systems manageme...
XenClient General Update• USB “double hop” support• USB 3 limited support (USB 1.1 & 2 mode)• Support for up to 8GB of RAM...
Synchronizer for XenClient General Update• Optimized backup size• Hybrid image mode• Backward compatibility (XenClient 1 S...
Synchronizer for XenClient General Update• New Policies • Print-screen key • 3D Graphics • Application publishing / subscr...
Synchronizer for XenClient General Update                                            27
XenClient 2.1 outlook                        28
XenClient 2.1• Simplified Image Management • Layered image mode fully supported• Localization                             ...
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  1. 1. Easy and secure single-image desktop deploymentwith XenClientRoger Bösch, Systems EngineerCitrix Systems International GmbH 1
  2. 2. What’s XenClient all about? 2
  3. 3. What is XenClient technology? • Type 1 hypervisor: High performance because it runs on bare metal Local VM Local VM • Built on 64-bit open source Xen technology Desktop Desktop • Runs multiple virtual desktops simultaneously Citrix XenClient • Completely secure isolation for each VM X86 Hardware • Hardware independent VMs • Service VM Architecture for extensibility 3
  4. 4. XenClient Service VM Architecture • Service VMs add shared or unique ServiceVM functionality to Local VM Desktops Local Local VM VM • End user interaction Desktop Desktop • Advanced security • VPN connectivity Citrix XenClient • Network acceleration X86 Hardware • Built on XenClient API set • Service VM SDK 4
  5. 5. Citrix Receiver for XenClient • First Service VM for XenClient • Simple wizard to create VMs locally Citrix Receiver for XenClient Local Local VM VM • Easy switching between VMs with Desktop Desktop Switcher Bar • Connector for centralized Citrix XenClient synchronization of desktops X86 Hardware • Self-service provisioning and recovery • Enforcement of local policy and kill pill 5
  6. 6. Synchronizer for XenClient Citrix Receiver for XenClient Local Local Copy of VM VMDesktop Desktop Local VMs Synchronizer for Citrix XenClient XenClient X86 Hardware • Centralized delivery of virtual desktops • Full-time backup & rapid recovery • Remote kill & local policy controls 6
  7. 7. VM Life Cycle process 7
  8. 8. VM Life Cycle – Authoring an image Ussign user/group Set policies Create Master VM Locally (Install from Media) Dynamic Configure hybrid I.A. Upload to Image Synchronizer Mode (Self) Static Deploy 8
  9. 9. Choosing the right Image mode VM Lifecycle A -Deployment B - Update C - Backup D - Restore User OS Apps Data + - Status All changes Synchronizer for Via ESD tool at storage Static* XC endpoint image Everything backed up and bandwidth Available restorable User data only; all No back-up of X - Patches, Synchronizer for Via ESD tool at X - But user patches/updates rolled patches/update No user OS/App updates; But Hybrid* XC endpoint image user/ESD changes adds/changes into the master image for storage changes backed up Brian persist on endpoint redeployment to endpoint bandwidth persist on endpoint via Synchronizer (A) The master/ X – But XA/App-V User data only; Streamed storage Synchronizer for X – User changes No OS/App changes ExperimentalDynamic XC golden image via don’t persist streaming apps apps need to be bandwidth backed up until Glenn Synchronizer persist on endpoint redeployed to endpoint 9
  10. 10. VM Life Cycle – Authoring an image Citrix Confidential - Do Not Distribute 10
  11. 11. VM Life Cycle – Assigning an image 11
  12. 12. VM Life Cycle – User Self Service VM deployment Create VM from Synchronizer Select assigned VM Install and run VM Transfer VM 12
  13. 13. VM Life Cycle – User Self Service VM deployment 13
  14. 14. VM Life Cycle – Update a VM Ussign user/group Run the VM as Admin and install the updates Create new version Upload to VM * Synchronizer Name * Create new image Set policies* Block level Differences 14
  15. 15. VM Life Cycle – Update a VM 15
  16. 16. VM Life Cycle – User Backup Day to day activities by the user Dynamic Image User initiated or Image * scheduled Mode backup Static Image* User profile and data only 16
  17. 17. VM Life Cycle – User Backup 17
  18. 18. VM Life Cycle – User Self Service Recovery Create VM from Select restore Synchronizer from backup Install and run VM Transfer VM (Golden Image) Transfer profile / data from backup 18
  19. 19. VM Life Cycle – User Self Service Recovery 19
  20. 20. XenClient Update 20
  21. 21. Platform Support in XenClient 2 XenClient 1.0 XenClient 2.0 Workstation Enterprise Systems AMD Discrete Graphics Volume Enterprise Systems Volume Enterprise Systems Intel Integrated Graphics AMD Discrete and Integrated Graphics Value Enterprise Systems Intel Integrated Graphics 21
  22. 22. Citrix Receiver Enhancements 22
  23. 23. XenClient General Update• Allow reordering of switcher hotkeys• Support for 4k disk drives• OEM Branding• Systems management agent integration• Over the air upgrades (HyperVisor)• Latest Windows service pack support• Linux guest support (Ubuntu 10/11) 23
  24. 24. XenClient General Update• USB “double hop” support• USB 3 limited support (USB 1.1 & 2 mode)• Support for up to 8GB of RAM per VM• Unregister from Synchronizer, but keep the VM’s 24
  25. 25. Synchronizer for XenClient General Update• Optimized backup size• Hybrid image mode• Backward compatibility (XenClient 1 SP1)• Support for AD trust relationships• Scalability 25
  26. 26. Synchronizer for XenClient General Update• New Policies • Print-screen key • 3D Graphics • Application publishing / subscribing• Ability to delete objects form the Synchronizer• Separate XenClient access and WEB admin ports• General UI enhancements 26
  27. 27. Synchronizer for XenClient General Update 27
  28. 28. XenClient 2.1 outlook 28
  29. 29. XenClient 2.1• Simplified Image Management • Layered image mode fully supported• Localization 29
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