Nutanix Akropolis (AHV) support for XenDesktop/XenApp 7.9

Hello Folks,

as you may already note, XenDesktop/XenApp 7.9 was released and it’s now comes with support for the Akropolis support from Nutanix.

To get your Nutanix installation working it’s important to know that you have to install the “NutanixAcropolis-MCS-XD7.9_or_later.msi” provided by Nutanix (Nutanix Portal->Tools) on all of your XenDesktop/XenApp 7.9 delivery controllers.

The Software was released today, the old Version does not work with the MCS and your Akropolis Hypervisor must be Version 4.6.1.x or higher!

The installation is quite simple and the manual provided by Nutanix works well, one important thing (i run into this issue)… It’s not enough to create a Master VM! You must take a snapshot and the snapshot name MUST start with “XD_” so like XD_TS_Master_2012R2_Snapshot. Otherwise the snapshot will not be recognized during Machine Catalog Setup creation in Citrix Studio.

It’s quite simple, so if you run already a Nutanix or Citrix environment this is what you’re looking for.

Cheers
Michael

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