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2 Personal vDisk Citrix XenDesktop 5.6

3 Jits Langedijk Sr. Consultant Application & Desktop JitsLangedijk

4 Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 What is a Personal vDisk (PvD)? What are the PvD requirements? What does Personal vDisk do? How to install or upgrade PvD? What is a PvD Inventory? Agenda

5 March, 9 released Main Focus is integration of Personal vDisk (RingCube). Features PvD integration into core components. Support for Microsoft SCVMM 2012 and SCCM Updated Citrix License Server v Desktop Director 2.1 adds support for PvD. Fixed Issues. Citrix XenDesktop 5.6

6 Segoe UI LightSegoe UI Semibold For all Product Names Complete personalization Personalized PC experience Departmental & user installed apps Personalized apps, data & prefs Efficiency and management Single OS image management Reduce storage by 65% Enables pooled VDI for all Citrix Personal vDisk technology

7 RingCube 5.5 user personalization technology. VDI with PvD offers a virtual desktop & workspace. Each user gets a workspace stored on a SAN. Workspace contains entitlement based applications, data and settings. Workspace contains only user changes. Reduces storage requirements. What is a Personal vDisk?

8 8 VDI Desktop Models – Dedicated Desktops Increased storage High per user cost Increased management overhead Complex and unique base images Highly personalized for users Increased user acceptance User Profile & Settings Departmental Applications User Installed Applications Local Peripherals Base Image Operating System User Profile & Settings Departmental Applications User Installed Applications Local Peripherals Base Image Operating System User Profile & Settings Departmental Applications User Installed Applications Local Peripherals Base Image Operating System VM1VM2VM3

9 9 VDI Desktop Models – Pooled Desktops No personalization Poor user acceptance Limited scope/user base Reduced storage requirements Centralized management Uptime & predictability Common Base Image Operating System BASE / PARENT VM

10 10 Citrix Personal vDisk – Best of both worlds User Profile & Settings Departmental Applications User Installed Applications Local Peripherals PvD 1PvD 2PvD 3 Enterprise scope Highly personalized for users Increased user acceptance Reduced infrastructure requirements Centralized management Uptime & predictability Common Base Image Operating System BASE PARENT VM

11 XenServer 5.6 SP2 or above VMware vSphere 5.0 VMware vSphere 4.1, Update 1 Hyper-V Citrix License Server v11.10 XenDesktop 5.6 will not work with older license servers Personal vDisk Requirements

12 Component Requirements ControllerVDA with PvDVDA without PvD Win2008, Standard or Enterprise Edition, SP2 (32- and 64-bit) Windows XP 32-bit SP 3 or later Windows XP 64-bit SP2 or later Win2008 R2, Standard or Enterprise Edition (64-bit only) Windows Vista 32-bit or 64-bit with SP2 or later Win2008 R2 SP1, Standard or Enterprise Edition Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit

13 PvD intercepts application I/O requests (files, registry keys, registry values) and redirects these requests. Requests are satisfied from the base Virtual Machine or Personal vDisk. PvD decides which layer to satisfy the request from by consulting a set of rules called the resource catalog. PvD provides a blended view of both base Virtual Machine and the users Personal vDisk. What Does Personal vDisk Do?

14 PvD Storage Architecture Assigned Desktops Pooled Desktops with Personal vDisk

15 MCS – ID Disk, Difference Disk, Base VM relationships Virtual Desktop 1 Diff Disk ID Disk VHD Chain Windows 7 Master This is what the user sees as Drive C:\ This is hidden from the users view Virtual Desktop 2 Diff Disk ID Disk VHD Chain Virtual Desktop x Diff Disk ID Disk VHD Chain Storage Subsystem

16 MCS with PVD – ID Disk, Difference Disk, PVDisk Virtual Desktop 1 Diff Disk ID Disk VHD Chain Windows 7 Master This is what the user sees as Drive C:\ This is hidden from the users view Virtual Desktop 2 Diff Disk ID Disk VHD Chain Virtual Desktop x Diff Disk ID Disk VHD Chain Storage Subsystem

17 MCS with PVD – ID Disk, Difference Disk, PVDisk Virtual Desktop 1 VHD Chain Windows 7 Master Storage Subsystem Diff Disk ID Disk Personal vDisk This part is seen by the user as Drive P:\ Used for USERDATA e.g. My Documents By default user is allowed 50% of the PVDisk This part is seen by the user as Drive P:\ Used for USERDATA e.g. My Documents By default user is allowed 50% of the PVDisk This part is Drive V:\ Its hidden from the user Merged with the Diff Disk Seen by user as Drive C:\ E.g. Installed apps This part is Drive V:\ Its hidden from the user Merged with the Diff Disk Seen by user as Drive C:\ E.g. Installed apps PVDisk is created by copying UserData.VDESK.TEMPLATE from Base VM during catalog creation 10GB by default with 50/50 split for User Data / App Data PVDisk is created by copying UserData.VDESK.TEMPLATE from Base VM during catalog creation 10GB by default with 50/50 split for User Data / App Data

18 Operating System Common Base Setup Install OS, common apps and VDA in base VM Create VM pool and entitle User Access Login through XenDesktop Client PvD assigned on first login Locally administered/User installed/streamed apps Image Update Update base VM without affecting any user personalization Workflow Common Base Image Users Workspace

19 Upgrade options exist for XenDesktop 5, XenDesktop 5.5 and the VDA A mixed site is permitted Controllers running XenDesktop 4, 5 and 5.5 can control desktops running XenDesktop 5.6 VDAs. Controllers running XenDesktop 5.6 can control desktops running the only the XenDesktop 5.6 VDA. Desktop Studio from XenDesktop 5 SP1 can manage sites created with XenDesktop 5.6 unless they include desktops with PvD. Desktop Studio from XenDesktop 5.6 can manage sites created with XenDesktop 5, 5 SP1. Citrix Confidential - Do Not Distribute How do I install PvD?

20 After installation/upgrade you need to configure a Site This includes, Licensing, Database set up and Host connection Desktop Deployment Wizard is used to configure a site Quick Deploy Wizard cannot be used with PvD Controller Installation / Upgrade

21 Add Personal vDisks to existing hosts In Desktop Studio Select host Select Enable Personal vDisk Add Personal vDisk storage XenDesktop 5.6 – Post Installation (Existing Hosts)

22 Add Personal vDisks to a new site In Desktop Studio Create a catalog Pooled with Personal vDisk (MCS) Streamed with Personal vDisk (PVS) Number of VMs Size (min of 3GB) Drive letter XenDesktop 5.6 – Post Installation (New Hosts)

23 VDA can be installed in two modes: Virtual Desktop Agent – includes the new features of XD 5.6 Virtual Desktop Agent for HDX 3D Pro Enable Personal vDisk for VDA PvD is always installed. You either enable or disable the drivers. Virtual Desktop Agent Installation

24 PvD Disk May be attached to any storage targets defined in the hypervisor Thin provisioning is supported for those hypervisors that support it Can be located on same VM, or different (IOPS split among locations) Default size and location selected in Desktop Studio catalog creation (or PVS XenDesktop Setup Wizard, if PVS in use) PvD disks can be resized

25 The PvD inventory consists of a few things … The resource catalog A set of 0-byte files which track files sourced from the base VM Essentially information about what is installed in the base VM The inventory is created by the administrator Start -> Citrix -> Personal vDisk -> Update Inventory At each base VM shutdown via the shutdown tracker These options are only available in the base VM What is a PvD Inventory? 25

26 The inventory is computed and placed in the template VHD i.e. the resource catalog and sentry files corresponding to the base VM The template VHD is saved for use during first time boot in Pooled VM mode After inventory creation a snapshot is taken and the XenDesktop catalog is created An empty, unformatted volume is attached to each virtual machine This volume becomes the Personal vDisk for the user of that VM Initial size and SR location are obtained from DS/PVS setup wizard Template VHD 26

27 MCS / PVS starts each VM in the pool The Personal vDisk driver detects the unformatted volume and formats it The template VHD from the base VM is copied into the new volume. This is a VHD inside a volume Pooled VM – First Time Boot 27

28 On each subsequent VM boots the drivers perform the following tasks … Detects the volume with the VHD inside Mounts the VHD Load the resource catalog from the VHD into the system registry Begin interception / virtualization PvD also will detect if the volume has been increased in size and resize the VHD if needed Pooled VM – Subsequent Boots 28

29 Over time users will make changes to their environment Add/delete/change files Add/delete/change registry keys/values Install/uninstall software (if rights permit) Receive provisioned applications (eg, via SCCM) Its important to note that PvD captures all changes being made These changes are redirected to the PvD VHD file No changes to the VM image are permitted Pooled VM – User Changes 29

30 Base VM images can and will change over time A new inventory will be computed and stored in the base VM On next pooled VM boot the VM will notice that it is out-of- date with respect to the new base VM PvD drivers will mount the VHD and merge the changes from the previous inventory with the new inventory, respecting any changes made by the user. After this 3-way merge the VM will restart. Note – the broker will stop user logins during image update Base VM – Life Cycle 30

31 PvD is not a User Environment Management solution Be aware of the 50/50% profile and apps split PvD turns pooled VDI into pooled-static Admin always wins Reminders 31

32 Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 What is a Personal vDisk (PvD)? What are the PvD requirements? What does Personal vDisk do? How to install or upgrade PvD? What is a PvD Inventory? Summary

33 Segoe UI LightSegoe UI Semibold For all Product Names Thanks for your patience!


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