Citrix and NSX integration to build departmental isolation between VDI desktops.
In this blog, I am going to focus on XenDesktop, NetScaler and NSX interoperability. I will discuss a field use case, see how to implement that in VMware NSX for XenDesktop and then look at a few micro-segmentation deployment scenarios, to showcase how XenDesktop and NetScaler in conjunction with NSX provides a compelling deployment model.
The ability to isolate and control desktops represents a major security and integrity enhancement. Using a Netscaler provides a single point of access into the data centre and can be integrated into the NSX overlay.
Adding NetScaler in this deployment would simplify the set up and allow the users of all the airlines (or tenants) access the same landing URL and still have complete isolation from each other’s data and resources.
Observation: NSX is an automation tool for connectivity between end points and offers isolation/segmentation as service. Added to Netscaler, we get orchestration to produce greater business benefits because the XenDesktop & NSX becomes a unified service.
No specific provisioning to make this happen. Thats an SDN outcome.