You might have seen the XenDesktop Cloud Provisioning webinar that Mikael Lindholm and I ran a couple of months ago. Well, since then, I’ve had loads of people ask me how I set up the XenDesktop on CloudPlatform demo. There are a few good resources out there, but I couldn’t find a complete guide that took you through the whole process, step by step.

Well fear not… because I deleted my XenDesktop on CloudPlatform (XDCCP) demo system and rebuilt it from scratch, recording every single step I took! I created a full system, from XenServer host and CloudPlatform Management server, right up to the AD, Delivery Controller and Storefront.

This guide includes:

– Installing the XenDesktop 7.5 backend infrastructure

– How to install and prepare XenServer and CloudPlatform

– Creating a Volume Worker and Desktop Templates

– Configuring XenDesktop for Multi-Tenancy

– Connecting your XenDesktop System to CloudPlatform

– Creating your first Machine Catalogs and Desktop Groups in the Cloud

If you have a couple of spare servers and about 1.5 days, why don’t you give it a try? I hope you find this guide useful!