Citrix XenDesktop on Nutanix AHV

Run XenDesktop on AHV for uncompromised user experience, simple management, and rapid time to market.

The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform and AHV provide the ideal infrastructure and virtualization platform to deliver XenDesktop. No need to worry about I/O or resource bottlenecks or management overhead.

This reference architecture offers extensively tested and technically validated recommendations for designing, optimizing, and scaling XenDesktop on Nutanix AHV.

XenDesktop on Nutanix means you can:

  • Get started quickly, without significant upfront expenditures, and then scale as you grow
  • Deliver excellent and linearly scaling user density with great user experience
  • Simplify management and administration by eliminating LUNs and virtualization management overhead
  • Significantly lower acquisition and ongoing costs by running VDI alongside other workloads

Reference Architecture: Citrix XenDesktop on Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor


Nutanix is a converged infrastructure that consolidates compute and storage resources into a single, integrated appliance. Veeam provides fast, flexible, and reliable recovery of virtualized applications and data. Together we enable performance and granular backup for the most critical workloads. Get the features you’ve been asking for — ease of use and deployment, while reducing wastage and achieving desired RTO/RPO objectives.