Educational ICT Virtualisation Specialist 

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Citrix XenDesktop: Product Editions and Licencing

The features included in XenDesktop vary by product edition. There are 3 main licencing models:

  • Per-User, Per-Device - one licence required per user or device (same licence, but whether you are counting users or devices is chosen at install time). Ideal for:
    • Staff in just one department, e.g. admin/finance
    • Rolling out on a room by room basis
  • Concurrent use - once licence used per session in active use. When you log off, the licence is freed. Ideal for:
    • Remote access
    • Flexibility
  • Campus agreement - a whole school licence renewable yearly. Ideal for:
    • Ongoing budgeting
    • Site-wide rollout

Comparison of editions

= Optional
= Included
VDI EditionEnterprisePlatinum
Multiple endpoint platforms
XenVault
HDX MediaStream
HDX RealTime
HDX Plug-n-Play
HDX Broadcast
HDX Adaptive Orchestration
HDX 3D pro graphics
HDX WAN optimization
HDX SmartAccess
Hosted shared desktops
Hosted VDIs
Streamed VHD (provisioning)
Local VM (virtual machine) with XenClient
On-demand apps by XenApp (hosted or streamed)
Self-service enterprise app store
Any hypervisor
Advanced virtualization management
Desktop Studioy
Desktop Director
XenDesktop SDK
Service monitoring (EdgeSight)
XenApp server health monitoring
Server provisioning for XenDesktop infrastructure
StorageLink
Desktop provisioning services
Virtual server provisioning
Physical server provisioning
Profile management
Secure remote access
Advanced SmartAccess policy controls
Single sign-on
SmartAuditor
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