Health Check Service for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops - Xtravirt

At a glance

Business doesn’t stand still, neither do users and their workspace requirements. The assumptions, use cases, and objectives used to  design and implement your initial workspace environment with Citrix® may not be the same today.

How do those changes impact your environment, your operations, and your user’s experience? How close is your environment to  meeting Citrix best practice recommendations? Small changes can have a significant impact.

The Health Check Service for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (formerly known as XenApp® & XenDesktop®) delivered by Xtravirt, offers a best practise assessment of your existing Citrix user workspace deployment. Xtravirt utilises consulting expertise and experience to unlock your full business and technology potential and provides the following:

  • A comprehensive review and proficient insight into your organisation’s Citrix environment and underlying infrastructure
  • Expert coaching and guidance for applying Citrix best practices to help meet the future requirements of your business and users
  • Specialist advice and design tweaks that can help to optimise your XenApp & XenDesktop environments for performance, scaling and manageability

Feature Benefits

  • Greater visibility: In-depth inventory and baseline of your Citrix environment and supporting platforms including compute, storage and networking
  • Achieve best practice: Comparison between recommended industry standards and design concepts
  • Improve end user experience: Reduced login times, enriched persona and application efficiency
  • Save time: A well designed and efficient Citrix environment to allow IT staff to spend less time administrating and more time innovating
  • Maximise investment: Full visibility of existing environment and recommendations for any license features that have been purchased but are not being utilised
  • Drive long term strategy: Move with advances in technology to ensure business efficiency, through modern workspace practises


The Health Check Service for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops covers areas such as Citrix licensing, site/farm configurations, Citrix Delivery  Controllers and Agents, Storefront & Gateway (formerly Netscaler) access, workload provisioning (PVS/MCS), application delivery, data manipulation, HDX optimisation, policies and printing, as well as cloud integration.

Because configuration and implementation issues with the underlying infrastructure can impact Citrix operations and performance, this service also addresses this where possible. The proven technical and operational insights from our virtualisation consultants, will help you to improve both the hosting environment and the Virtual Apps and Desktops implementation.

Activities and Outcomes

  • Complete introductory workshops to gain a deeper understanding of the customers’ requirements and concerns
  • Extract current and future business requirements around user workspace and align these with the latest Citrix products and features
  • Perform an investigation of your existing Citrix desktops environments via manual information gathering and deployment of relevant discovery toolsets
  • Deliver a best practice assessment of your existing Citrix desktop environment, complete with recommendations to optimise the estate
  • Review IT processes and procedures required to support the existing Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops architecture
  • Conduct ongoing knowledge transfer sessions to clarify findings and present recommendations
  • Create detailed summary reports on the existing estate and provide an actionable roadmap of recommended changes

The output of this engagement will deliver:

  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Health Check Report
  • Executive Summary Report

Date Published: 12th April 2017
Date Modified: 19th March 2019
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Citrix Cloud Environment


Week 1
  • Workshop sessions to identify existing and future user workspace requirements
  • Installation of any discovery toolsets, commence data collection
  • Inventory of the Virtual Apps and Desktops architecture and components
  • Feature analysis and use case review
Week 2
  • Investigation of underlying infrastructure
  • Best practise assessment of the Virtual Apps and Desktops environment
  • Presentation of the Citrix Health Check report and assessment findings
  • Roadmap to optimise and next steps

Additional Services

We deliver end-to-end outcomes, from cloud strategy through to solution implementation, including designing and building private/hybrid clouds for user workspaces with self-service provisioning and management.

Related services delivered by Xtravirt include, Cloud Readiness Assessment for Citrix and Xtravirt’s Citrix SD-WAN Planning Workshop. Alternatively, services can be tailored to fit specific customer requirements.


Date Published: 12th April 2017
Date Modified: 19th March 2019
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