Citrix Project Accelerator – Design phase

Yesterday kicked off a mock project assessment (https://johncmorrissey.wordpress.com/2016/11/16/utilizing-the-citrix-project-accelerator-for-my-pidgey-inc-project/) using the Citrix Project Accelerator tool to assess its strengths and weaknesses as a tool an SME might be able to yday. Covered the Assess phase which basically required me to input details about my environment.

Couple of items sprung out for me regards the design phase:

i) Hypervisor choice – interesting the citrix decision was to plump for vSphere. My inputs didn’t measure anything i didnt think that wouln’t warrant recommending their own hypervisor (XenServer)

ii) Updates – It appears like the choices haven’t been updated in a while. For instance XenClient is referenced even though that is EOL now also for Desktop OS choice it gave a recommendation to go Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 wasn’t even on the list.

That said i do think it would have value in at least providing some general recommendations that for the most part would be applicable to nearly all types of environments as a rough starting guide. Obviously scalability testing/more thorough application testing would help refine the figures somewhat.

citrix-project-accelerator-design-stage

Enclosed shots showing citrix recommendations made based on my inputs from previous.

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