IMA back then…

FMA as it is today…

IMA – Independent Management Architecture. FMA – Flexcast Management Architecture
Farm. Site
Worker Group. Machine Catalog / Delivery Group.
Worker / Session Host / XenApp server. Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA). There is a
desktop OS VDA as well as a server OS
VDA, including Linux.
Data Collector (one per zone). Delivery Controller (multiple per Site).
Zones. Zones (as of version7.7)
Local Host Cache (LHC). Conenction Leasing
Delivery Services Console / App center. Citrix Studio (including StoreFront) and
EdgeSight monitoring (optional). Partly built into Director
Application folders. Application folders (new feature in 7.6) and
Tags (all 7.x versions).
IMA Data store. Central Site database (SQL only).
Load evaluators. Load management policies.
IMA protocol and service. Virtual Delivery Agents / TCP.
Farm Administrators. Delegated Site Administration using roles
and scopes, which are configurable as well.
Citrix Receiver. Citrix X1 Receiver. It will provide one
interface for both XenApp / XenDesktop as
well as XenMobile.
Smart Auditor. Session Recording.
Shadowing users. Microsoft Remote Assistance, launched
from Director.
USB 2.0. USB 3.0. Support
Session Pre-launch and Session Lingering. Session Pre-launch and Session Lingering.
Both have been re-introduced.
Power and capacity management. Basic power management from the GUI- advanced via powershell
Webinterface / StoreFront. Webinterface / StoreFront.
Single Sign-on for all or most of applications There is no separate Single Sign-On
component available for XenApp 7.x. This is
now configured using a combination of StoreFront, Receiver and policies.
Installed hotfixes inventory Installed hotfixes inventory from studio
Support for Windows Server 2003 and
FMA 7.x supports Windows Server 2008
R2 ,Server 2012 R2,2016