Paper: Implementing Citrix XenDesktop on IBM Flex System

IBM has released a paper titled: "Implementing Citrix XenDesktop on IBM Flex System". The paper which contains 432 pages covers IBM’s SmartCloud Desktop Infrastructure, a solution of running the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) product from Citrix using the VMware vSphere virtualization platform running on top of IBM Flex Systems. The paper provides an overview of the solution, including planning and deployment considerations including step-by-step instructions on how to build the solution.


The paper contains the following sections:

  • IBM SmartCloud Desktop Infrastructure Overview
  • IBM Flex System components for the virtual desktop infrastructure
  • VMware vSphere design considerations
  • IBM Flex System and Citrix XenDesktop lab environment
  • Deploying IBM Flex System
  • Deploying Citrix XenDesktop
  • Operation Citrix XenDesktop