Disk streaming technology is advancing rapidly. Ardence (who were later acquired by Citrix) originally developed the disk streaming software now called Citrix Provisioning Services. Citrix Provisioning Services helps you stream a virtual disk across physical and virtual machines. It works at boot by using PXE to contact a TFTP server and pull down a small patron that registers the system. From there, it starts sending the individual blocks of virtual disk to the system that needs to boot via the network.
Getting Started with CitrixÂ® Provisioning Services 7.0 is a hands-on implementation guide that helps you to learn about the installation, configuration, management, and operation of Citrix Provisioning Services in a step-by-step manner. This will help you to take advantage of the real power behind Citrix Provisioning Services. The book gives you a good grounding in operating Citrix Provisioning Services with practical implementations, which are all fully backed up with code and illustrations.
His book will help you get familiar with virtualization and its implications, starting with characteristics of virtualization such as single image management, consolidation, centralized control, and on-demand streaming of virtual disks to Enterprise systems and to their customers.
In order to get a broader understanding of all the available features, you start with an overview of Citrix PVS before moving on to installation, configuration, and managing the system, allowing you to develop hands-on operational and administrative experience. You will also learn how to create a Vdisk, as well as how to manage farms, sites, stores, and the Provisioning server using Citrix Provisioning Services. If you want to take advantage of disk streaming using Citrix Provisioning Services, then this is the book for you.
With this book, you will learn everything you need to know about Citrix Provisioning Services from an administrator/engineer’s standpoint.