Is XenClient an effective way to jump-start testing in a Citrix environment?



  • We are thinking of adding a Citrix test environment in testing our desktop application. Currently we are only using different virtualized Windows operating systems using VMWare Workstation. I am not really familiar with a Citrix environment so I would like to know if XenClient is an effective way to jump-start our Citrix environment testing. I am also thinking of running XenClient on the Cloud. Has anyone encountered problems with this kind of setup for testing? As I am not familiar with Citrix, I am also wondering what is the difference between using XenClient and XenDesktop. I have a desktop application that I need to test on different Windows environments and setups.



  • I am a tester working in Citrix. We use XenServer (akin to VMware workstation) for our day-to-day testing. You can create or import VMware image into XenServer, create a snapshot before installing any desktop application on the vm images, roll-back when you are done with it. I believe XenServer is open source. The free license will allow you manage the vms with limited access. If you can share what you try to achieve in details e.g., number of vms, how many testers will be using it. I might able to find out some information for you.


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