Follow this guidance when using Nutanix Acropolis to provide virtual machines in your XenApp or XenDesktop deployment. The setup process includes the following tasks:
For more information, see the Nutanix Acropolix MCS Plugin Installation Guide, available at the Nutanix Support Portal: https://portal.nutanix.com.
After you install the XenApp or XenDesktop components, complete the following procedure to install and register the Nutanix plugin on the Delivery Controllers. You will then be able to use Studio to create a connection to the Nutanix hypervisor and then create a Machine Catalog that uses a snapshot of a master image you created in the Nutanix environment.
In the Site Setup or Add Connection and Resources wizard, select the Nutanix connection type on the Connection page, and then specify the hypervisor address and credentials, plus a name for the connection. On the Network page, select a network for the hosting unit.
This information is a supplement to the guidance in the Create Machine Catalogs article. It describes only the fields that are unique to Nutanix.
The snapshot you select is the template that will be used to create the VMs in the Machine Catalog. Before creating the Machine Catalog, create images and snapshots in Nutanix.
The Operating System and Machine Management pages do not contain Nutanix-specific information. Follow the guidance in the Create Machine Catalogs article.
On the Container page, which is unique to Nutanix, select the container where the VMs' disks will be placed.
On the Master Image page, select the image snapshot.
On the Virtual Machines page, indicate the number of virtual CPUs and the number of cores per vCPU.
The Network Cards, Computer Accounts, and Summary pages do not contain Nutanix-specific information. Follow the guidance in the Create Machine Catalogs article.