IMA back then…
FMA as it is today…
|IMA – Independent Management Architecture.||FMA – Flexcast Management Architecture|
|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
|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