Citrix XenClient RC – Overview

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The biggest announcement at Citrix Synergy 2010 was the release of XenClient Release Candidate. This new hypervisor will change the way we do and manage computing today. In 2014 72% of corporate clients will be laptops. A new energy consumption study by Brian Madden, Shawn Bass, Rick Dehlinger and Steve Greenberg shows that the easiest way to save energy is to migrate to laptops and create power consumption Group Policy.

General requirements :

  • Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Core i5, Intel Core i7
  • Intel integrated graphics GMA 4500, Intel® HD Graphics
  • 4GB RAM recommended
  • 160GB recommended
  • Intel WiFi Link 5100/5300, Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 / Ultimate-N 6300
  • Intel vPro – Highly Recommended

Hardware compatibility list :

  • HP EliteBook 6930p, 2530p, 8440p*
  • Dell Latitude E4300, E6400, E6410*, E6500, E6510*
  • Dell Optiplex 780
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X200, T400, T500
  • For a complete list check online here or Citrix XenClient 1.0 RC User Guide

Supported bios versions :

Supported operating systems :

  • Microsoft Windows 7 32bit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista 32bit SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP 32bit SP3

Warning :

  • TXT & TPM are not supported. Ensure that they are disabled in the BIOS.
  • XenClient does not support the use of non-symmetric RAM DIMMs

Installation :

Download Citrix XenClient Express, burn and install from CD

Resources :

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