Thousands of Citrix customers manage their XenApp deployments via Citrix Provisioning Services, or PVS, for short. PVS provides single instance image management of XenApp and/or XenDesktop farms. In short, it’s a single instance image management nirvana!
Many of these organizations also use Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (ConfiMgr) as a way to perform application deployment, inventory management and centralized configuration control of corporate devices in a cost-effective way. In fact, with the recent release of “ConfigMgr as a service,” more than 8600 unique customers have already moved to the latest ConfigMgr 1511/1602 within just a few months of being released, according to a recent blog post from Microsoft’s Brad Anderson.
The Citrix Connector for ConfigMgr allows ConfigMgr to be a single pane of glass for IT to deploy applications, whether they are App-V packages or traditional MSIs, to users via XenApp, whether they are physical servers or imaged managed via PVS or MCS. What this now let’s you do is quite profound.
Now, you can bring together all the individual investments that you’ve made in the following technologies into one powerful and cohesive set of workflows:
- Application virtualization in XenApp
- Single image management in PVS
- Sequenced packages via App-V
- Centralized command and control in System Center ConfiMgr.
To that effect, we’ve authored a detailed step-by-step guide that describes exactly how to do that. Take a look.
As always, questions and feedback welcome.