Product Documentation

Citrix MCS in Nutanix AHV

May 30, 2018

When creating a Platform layer, the software installers for your hypervisor must be available in a location that’s accessible to the packaging machine where you are creating the layer. If you are publishing to a provisioning service or using a connection broker, the tools for those services must also be accessible from the packaging machine.

Citrix MCS prerequisites

When creating a Platform Layer for publishing images to an MCS environment, you need:

  • An OS layer

  • Citrix Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA) installer for your Windows OS

    The Citrix VDA installer for the Windows OS you are using must be installed on the Platform Layer.

  • Citrix Desktop Delivery Controller (DDC)

    The Citrix DDC software must be installed on the server where the Layered Image will be published.

  • Citrix resource information

    The Citrix info listed in this MCS Connector Configuration topic.

Nutanix AHV prerequisites

When creating a Platform layer, the software installers for your hypervisor must be available in a location that’s accessible to the packaging machine where you are creating the layer.

If you are publishing to a provisioning service or using a connection broker, the tools for those services must also be accessible to the packaging machine.

Nutanix Prism account and privileges

  • A Nutanix Prism account (new or existing) to use for App Layering.
  • The account must have privileges to perform the following operations:
    • VM operations:

      • clone

      • delete

      • power on/off

      • attach virtual disks

    • Image operations:

      • create

      • update (aka upload)

      • delete

    • Virtual disks

      • create
      • attach to VMs

Nutanix AHV software and settings

  • Access to the VM Mobility Tools to install on the layer.

Nutanix AHV resource information

Nutanix AHV Connector

  • When creating layers for the Nutanix environment, you must use a Nutanix AHV Connector Configuration. The MCS for Nutanix AHV Connector does not support Layer creation.

Connection Broker prerequisites

You need any installers, tools, and settings required to run your connection broker on the hypervisor you are using.

Required Tools and Settings

  • KMS settings, if using KMS licensing