App Layering

Machine Creation for Nutanix AHV

Make the software installers for the following software accessible to the packaging machine where you are creating the layer.

  • Nutanix AHV
  • Machine Creation
  • Your connection broker (if applicable)

Machine creation prerequisites

When creating a platform Layer for publishing images to Machine Creation, 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 layered images are published.

  • Citrix resource information

    The Citrix info listed in this Machine Creation Connector Configuration topic.

Nutanix AHV prerequisites

Make the software installers for your hypervisor accessible to the packaging machine where you create layers.

If you are publishing to CitriProvisioning 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 Machine Creation 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