Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service


The values in this article indicate the limits of a single Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service instance. When the number of concurrent users exceeds 100,000, Citrix can scale and combine multiple Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service instances, to deliver a unified experience at any scale.

The information in this article is dynamic. Check back frequently for updates. If you have current requirements that the published limits do not address, contact your Citrix representative for assistance.

Configuration limits

If policies exceed the limit, Citrix recommends using the Workspace Environment Management service or Active Directory Group Policy Objects (GPOs).

Resource Limit
Active Directory domains 50
Application folders 1,000
Application Groups 250
Applications 2,000
Catalogs 1,000
Delivery Groups 1,000
Host connections 200
Resource locations 50
Management console (Studio) policies 100
Tags 500
VDAs 60,000

Resource location limits

The following table lists the limits for each resource location.

If your requirements exceed these limits, Citrix recommends using additional resource locations.

Resource Limit
Single-session VDAs 5,000
Multi-session VDAs 500
Active Directory domains 1
Host connections 20

Machine Creation Services (MCS) limits

The MCS limits in the following table are the recommended maximums for a single public provider subscription.

You are likely to reach quota limits from your public cloud vendor at lower levels. In such cases, contact the vendor to raise your subscription quota. For larger-scale deployments, Citrix recommends a hub-and-spoke model, where VDAs are distributed across multiple subscriptions and host connections.

For more information, see the following reference architectures:

Resource Limit
VDAs per Amazon Web Services account per region 1,500
VDAs per Google Cloud Platform project 1,000
VDAs per Microsoft Azure subscription 2,500

Usage limits

For information about administrator roles and the differences between them, see:

Resource Limit
Concurrent Monitor (Director) full administrators 20
Concurrent Monitor (Director) help desk administrators 130
Concurrent Monitor (Director) session administrators 50
Concurrent Manage (Studio) cloud administrators 100
Concurrent Manage (Studio) help desk administrators 60
Concurrent end users 100,000
Resources published to a single user 250
Session launches per minute 3,000