Project Excalibur – XenDesktop 6
In this article we take a look at installing the new delivery controllers from the tech-preview, Exaclibur. This is due to be released in Q1 2013 and may well become XenDesktop 6, XenApp and XenDesktop in a single product and shared architecture. The Delivery agents are dedicated devices that take the place of the XML brokers and Zone Data Collectors in XenApp but have the same functionality as Dekstop Delivery Controllers in XenDesktop 5.x; in the tech-preview the name “Desktop” is now dropped from the name as they support both Desktops and Servers.
Installing the Delivery Controller
Both Windows Server 2008R2 SP1 and Windows Server 2012 are supported platforms for the Delivery Controller installation and as before .NET 3.51 is required. The video will step you through the basic install and a walk through Citrix Studio, the Desktop Studio / AppCenter replacement management console.