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Presentation Server under VirtualBox or VMWare

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Is it possible and worthwhile to run one or more Citrix Presentation Servers under either VirtualBox or VMWare?

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There are many virtualized Citrix deployments out there. It is possible and worthwhile, depending on your needs and the size of the farm.

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We have a two server farm.  I'm looking to try to virtualize one of the servers to consolidate hardware.  Hoping to use one of the free solutions from VMWare or VirualBox..

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So you are wanting to use 1 of the servers, put vmware on it and then put 2 citrix servers as quests in it?
What kind of server and how many users? It all depends on hardware.

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I'm going to keep one of the CItrix PS Servers on it's own hardware.  One will become a VM, then I will install two or three other low utilization VM Servers on the same physical VM Hardware.  We max out at around 20 simultaneous Citrix Users.

I'll buy new hardware to host the VM.

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All good recommendations.  Thanks to everyone who responded.

I think XenServer would be the best fit from a technology perspective, buit I'm guessing that it will be a budget buster.

Looking at the no cost/low cost options, is there a clear leader?
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Very helpful.  Thank you to everyone.
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