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Whitepaper – XenDesktop Planning Guide: Provisioning Service Networking

I highly recommend you read this whitepaper from Citrix Consulting if you are using or planning to use Citrix Provisioning in your enviroment or if you are an Citrix Consultant/Architect and you design Citrix XenDesktop solutions with Provisioning.


Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) is a software streaming technology that allows servers and desktops to be provisioned and re-provisioned in real time from a single shared-disk image. The service is commonly integrated within a Citrix XenDesktop architecture to deliver virtual desktops efficiently. One of the many benefits of PVS is the ability to scale, however when called upon to delivery high volumes PVS servers have significant network requirements. Therefore when planning the implementation of PVS it is important to take these requirements into consideration.

This planning guide provides Provisioning Services networking guidelines. It provides best practices, and recommendations to consider when planning to deploy PVS. It is not intended as a comprehensive guide for planning and configuring network infrastructures, nor as a networking training handbook.

The guide assumes the reader has knowledge of PVS, servers are running Windows Server 2008 R2,
and clients have 1 Gigabit interfaces.


Download Citrix Consulting Whitepaper – XenDesktop Planning Guide : Provisioning Service Networking here

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