I know it’s a bold statement. But it’s true. Project Avalon Excalibur will put the Independent Management Architecture (IMA) to rest. XenApp as we know it will stop existing alongside with all the XenApp management tools. No more AppCenter/Delivery Services Console,data collectors or shadowing taskbars.
Instead Citrix has chosen to integrate XenApp in to XenDesktop. The baby brother/sister has taken the upper hand. Desktop Studio has been renamed to Citrix Studio. Citrix has finally build one console to manage XenApp and XenDesktop.
What this mean for the hardcoded XenApp system administrators? Start getting used to the XenDesktop way of live. Because that’s the way Citrix is going.
What will be changed:
- Microsoft Access and Oracle are no longer supported databases.
- Clustered SQL servers instead of the IMA data store.
- Delivery Controllers instead of the Data Collector.
- Shadowing taskbar will no longer be available.
- AppCenter/Deliver Services Console will be replaced by the Citrix Studio.
- Sites instead of farms
- Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7 and Windows 8 are supported.
- Virtual Desktop Agent for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows Server 2012.
- Extend use of Edgesight for performance measurements within Citrix Director.
For step-for-step details see ITVC.com
For more detailed information see www.poppelgaard.com