Reference Architecture: Lenovo Client Virtualization with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops on ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile VX Servers Reference Architecture

2 Dec 2019
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This document is the reference architecture (RA) for the Lenovo Client Virtualization (LCV) solution using Citrix XenDesktop on ThinkSystem servers. It should be read in conjunction with the LCV base reference architecture document. This RA describes the software components of the solution including Citrix XenDesktop and the different hypervisors. The RA shows different operational models using Lenovo ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile VX servers, networking and storage products with guidance on how to size each part of the solution. Some examples of different deployment models are provided together with an appendix containing the bill of materials.

Table of Contents

Architectural overview
Component model
Operational model
Appendix: Bill of materials

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Change History

Changes in the December 2 update:

  • Added results for ThinkAgile VX Appliances with Xeon SP Gen 2 processors using ESXi 6.7 U3
  • Changed terminology Citrix XenDesktop to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops; and Citrix XenServer to Citrix Hypervisor


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