Citrix introduced a seamless integration of the XenServer hypervisor with the Nutanix Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) offering.
The XenServer Nutanix Integration feature enables Citrix customers to reap HCI benefits such as linear scalability and reduced complexity. This feature also allows Nutanix customers to deploy XenServer on the Nutanix HCI platform, and leverage the mature, fully featured and highly optimized integration of XenServer into the wider Citrix Stack (that is, XenDesktop/XenApp with both MCS and PVS, App Disks). XenServer Nutanix is a great combo for GPU and GRID workloads.
Nutanix supports Citrix XenServer to create a XenServer cluster for your application and desktop virtualization infrastructures. XenServer on Nutanix enables you to seamlessly integrate with XenApp and XenDesktop. You can use the standalone Foundation VM to install XenServer and AOS on all the nodes and create a cluster. You can add the cluster to XenCenter and create VMs in XenCenter. You can then use the Prism web console to monitor the performance of your VMs.
Additionally, Nutanix customers can also benefit from the unique selling points of XenServer such as:
- Leading graphics virtualization solution
- Automated delivery of I/O drivers through Windows Update
- Support for Containers
- PVS Read Cache
- Advanced threat detection using Direct Inspect APIs Customers can use the Nutanix Prism web console to configure storage and cluster (pool) infrastructure and to monitor the HCI platform, including the VM storage. Managing the XenServer hypervisor and performing VM lifecycle operations can be done using XenCenter.