This Citrix support document provides information about advanced XenClient Enterprise topics. In addition, it also provides an installation FAQ that includes information about common installation problems.
XenClient Enterprise Synchronizer Sizing
There are a number of factors involved in sizing XenClient Enterprise Synchronizer installations, including:
- the number of distinct VMs (virtual machines)
- the number of Client systems and the expected number of VMs each client will run
- the network topology including WAN/LAN speeds
- the type of VMs being utilized and the chosen model for user backups
Each of these factors will impact the XenClient Enterprise Synchronizer installation in a number of ways, including:
- processor loading; each server will require a certain amount of processing power to support the registered client population
- memory usage; in general, the more memory a server has, the better it will perform but there are minimum requirements on memory size to support the number of XenClient Enterprise Engine clients.
- storage; the storage needs of a Synchronizer Deployment can vary greatly depending on the deployment model chosen, number of VMs required, number of registered computers, and other factors
- network; part of the design of a Synchronizer installation is calculating bandwidth usage requirements and any limitations that should be applied to the XenClient Enterprise traffic, designing the server structure appropriately and configuring bandwidth management policies