William Beckett

AHV & PVS - Together at Last

Back in 2016 Nutanix released the AHV plugin for Citrix Machine Cretation Services (MCS) which would allow you to use your AHV based Nutanix cluster as the host resources for your Citrix MCS images. This meaned you could harness the power of Shadow Clones within your Citrix images.

Fast forward two years, Nutanix has now released a plugin for Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS)! This plugin will now allow you to use your AHV based Nutanix cluster as the host resources for your PVS vDisks. This obviously allows you to harness the power of Nutanix for your PVS farm. Because of the deep integrations that Nutanix has carried out with the management plane and the control plane with Citrix Provisioning Services, desktops can be provisioned on demand, in one click, from within Citrix's management console.

Nutanix has seen great succss with the AHV + MCS solution that was made available to users two years ago and I would can imagine that this latest announcement will only enhance the success that Nutanix and Citrix have seen together throughout their journey together as partners.

The Nutanix AHV plugin for Citrix PVS is available in Provisioning Services 7.15 and above.