What is one key benefit of using Nutanix Validated Designs (NVD) for Citrix VDI deployments?
Nutanix and Citrix provide a turnkey validated VDI infrastructure solution that allows10x faster deployments, cuts management time by70%and significantly reduces the number of support calls. Nutanix eliminates the complexity of managing discrete storage, servers and separate virtualization and networking stacks.
An administrator has been given a new support role for a group of 1000 users, which are all running Windows 10 Linked Clone virtual desktops,
The administrator learns quickly that the environment has been undersized with constant complaints from the user community around running out of storage. The administrator further discovers that the environment is memory constrained.
Which feature should the administrator enable to help relieve the capacity issue?
Deduplication is a process that eliminates duplicate data blocks and reduces the amount of storage space required for virtual desktops. Deduplication can be enabled at both cluster level and container level on Nutanix.
Deduplication can also work with VCAI (View Composer Array Integration), which is a feature that uses Nutanix native NFS snapshot technology to clone VMs2. VCAI can improve performance and reduce storage consumption for linked-clone desktop pools.
Another feature that can help with capacity issue is Shadow Clones, which is a distributed caching mechanism that allows multiple VMs to read from a single vDisk copy stored locally on each node3. Shadow Clones can reduce network traffic and improve boot times for virtual desktops.
What should the administrator use when creating a Windows 10 gold image using Calm for Citrix MCS persistent desktops?
A snapshot is a point-in-time copy of a virtual machine that can be used as a template for creating new machines. A Citrix optimized Windows 10 image is a Windows 10 image that has been configured with best practices and optimizations for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops.
Using a snapshot of a Citrix optimized Windows 10 image can ensure that the persistent desktops have consistent performance, security, and user experience. It can also simplify the image management process by allowing you to update the snapshot with new patches or applications using Calm.
Calm is a tool that automates application lifecycle management across different environments. Calm can integrate with Citrix MCS to create, update, and delete virtual machines based on blueprints that define the configuration and dependencies of an application.
What are two types Of Frame environment delivery models? (Choose two.)
Frame is a cloud-native desktop-as-a-service platform that allows you to deliver virtual desktops and applications from any cloud.Frame supports multiple public clouds, such as AWS, Azure, GCP, and Alibaba Cloud2. You can bring your own public cloud account and use Frame to provision and manage your virtual desktops on demand.
Frame also supports Nutanix private cloud model running AHV, which is a native hypervisor for Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform.You can use Frame to deliver virtual desktops and applications from your own data center using Nutanix AHV clusters3. You can benefit from the simplicity, scalability, and performance of Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure.
An administrator would like to apply a group of base settings to Citrix-based VDI users at each logon.
which user profile type would best fit the scenario?
A mandatory profile is a type of roaming profile that is read-only and does not save any changes made by users during their sessions. A mandatory profile can be applied to a group of users who share a common desktop environment and do not need to customize their settings or preferences.
A mandatory profile can ensure that a group of base settings are applied to Citrix-based VDI users at each logon, regardless of any changes they make during their sessions. A mandatory profile can also improve performance, security, and consistency of the VDI environment.
To use a mandatory profile with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, you need to create a template profile on a reference machine, rename its NTUSER.DAT file to NTUSER.MAN, and copy it to a network share.Then you need to configure Profile Management policies or Active Directory settings to point to the network share location for your users2.