So been waiting on this integration for a while now and with the release of Citrix 7.9 and the integration plug-in from Nutanix were finally here.
Some thing to be aware, make sure you are on the latest NOS version 4.6.1 which is latest at time of writing, other wise you may run into some issues.
I am assuming you are all able to get your Citrix environment up to 7.9 before you get started.
Go to http://www.nutanix.com support and services & download the Nutanix MCS Plug-In for Acropolis
Install the Nutanix plug-in on your Citrix delivery controllers
Build you gold image that you will use for your machine catalog.
Make sure you install the 7.9 VDA.
Take a snapshot of the VM, this is very important as for studio to see the VM you need to prefix the name of the snapshot with XD_
Select gold VM build
Select Take Snap Shot
Name your snapshot make sure to start it with XD_
you can check your snapshots
You can see the snapshot name XD_base_W10_001 which will be used as the base clone for creating our VDI’s
Create a connection to Acropolis for Studio
Select Add new Connection
Select Create new connection
From the drop down list Select “Nutanix Acropolis”
Enter your cluster details and select Next
Leave Studio tools (Machine Creation Services) selected
Create a machine catalog using your new connection to Acropolis and your base W10 golden image
Create Machine Catalog
Select Desktop OS
Select Resource you just create
Select the type of Desktop you want to create
Select the Container you want to use
Select the Base image or snapshot you want to use
Note : you only see images that are prefixed with XD_
Select OU location to place VM’s
Give the Catalog a name
you now have your catalog
This will now go off ad start creating your VM’s on your Acropolis cluster providing you have enough resources. I have ran some initial test and with W10 VDI I am seeig 100 VM’s created in under 3 minutes.
Create your delivery group as normal and your good to go.