I have a Fujitsu Primergy TX300 S6 with 4 Xeon X5650, 12GB RAM and 3 HD SAS 147GB in Raid-5,I installed Citrix Xen Server 6.0.2I created a first Virtual Machines for Windows Server 2008... [by Fulvio]
I own Fujitsu Siemens server (TX100 I guess – I am not able to check this as I manage it remotely). I have got Windows 2008 Standard R2 sp1 installed. On this server I run Hyper-V and in it I have got a cup of virtual machines. Some Windows7 based, some Cent OS based and Kerio Control.
The server has three network adapters. Two of them are set as external and used by Kerio to provide firewall.
currently I am using Ubuntu 12.04LTS running samba as a fileserver for Windows and Mac machines. The performance is great and the server has lots of spare capacity. So I want to throw a few vm's on it (to run some simple tasks in a windows vm). I looked into a few options but I like xenserver with xencenter to remote manage it (the server is headless).
I recently got wind of the $64 Xeon X5650, a 6-core 2.66GHz part that fits in my LGA1366 motherboard. The question is, is it even worth upgrading from my old i7-920? The X5650 has 6 cores, higher turbo, and lower TDP thanks to the die shrink, but how much actual performance is it going to bring over my current CPU?
I am new to Citrix and am thinking of proposing a Citrix solution for our home and remote office workers. My question is regarding deployment and licensing. To allow the clients to have remote application deployment via Citrix XenApp do we need to buy anything in addition to the Citrix XenApp and Windows Server 2008? Is there additional Citrix software/licensing that is required?