In the past I have virtualised a number of different applications and types of servers, among these have been several Citrix WinFrame/MetaFrame/Presentation Server or as it is currently known XenApp Servers.
Recently I have been asked about this on a number of occasions and the question is always the same:
How many users can you get on a Virtualised XenApp Server ?
That’s like saying how long is a piece of string ! – The answer to this question is the same to most IT related questions I get asked…. It depends !
To be able to give this subject the full attention that is needed I plan on creating a series of blog posts which will enable us to discuss the different configuration types and I will hopefully aid you in working out what your magic number is, how many users you can get on a virtual XenApp server.
The series of blog posts will probably change as I start to delve into the different subjects but all will eventually link from this post.
Why Virtualise XenApp ?
• Citrix Desktops
• Seamless Applications
• Cost Cutting
Hopefully this will help with some of the questions I have received recently, if there is anything missing which you would also like me to include then please do let me know via the comments of this post !
If you are also into podcasts then make sure you listen to the recent discussion I had with the Chinwagger himself – Mike Laverick, this can be found on his blog here.