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Virtual desktop infrastructure

The Virtual Desktop Infrastructure consists of several components.

The following table lists the different VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Citrix Virtual Desktop Infrastructure components.

Component VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Citrix Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
Client software VMware View Client

This component is installed on all the computers and thin clients through which you want to access the virtual desktops.

Citrix Receiver for Citrix XenDesktop:

This component provides users with access to their virtual desktops.

Base image agent VMware View Agent

This component is installed on all the virtual desktop templates.

Virtual Delivery Agent for Citrix XenDesktop.

Installed on server or workstation operating systems. The Virtual Desktop Agent enables connections for desktops and applications.

Connection server VMware View Composer

Use this component to rebalance, recompose, or refresh desktop images regularly.

Delivery Controller for Citrix XenDesktop

This component creates and manages virtual desktops for users.

Administrative console VMware View Administrator

This component is available on the computer where you installed the VMware View Connection Server.

Studio for Citrix XenDesktop.

The console from which Administrators can install, configure, create, manage virtual desktops, and publish applications.