A shared layer that includes one or more application that you assign to hosted virtual desktops. A desktop is a composite of an Operating System Layer, several Application Layers and a Platform Layer.
App Layering Management Console
The Web-based management console that allows you to manage all of the components in the App Layering environment. This console is located on the ELM.
A hosted virtual machine that is a local composite of the layers assigned to it and the elastic layers assigned to its user. Desktops are deployed outside of Citrix App Layering using images created by Citrix App Layering.
A virtual machine that you use to create an Operating System Layer. The gold image contains a Guest Operating System, configuration settings for virtual hardware, (disks, CPUs, network cards), and optionally, a set of applications.
Enterprise Layer Manager (ELM)
A virtual appliance that coordinates all of the communication in the Citrix App Layering environment. It includes the App Layering Console and the management infrastructure that controls the workflow of managing layered images and elastic layers.
Managed Machine (MM)
Refers to a VDI Desktop or a Session Host/XenApp Server.
Operating System Layer
A shared layer that includes the Operating System that you assign to hosted virtual desktops. A desktop is a composite of an Operating System Layer, several Application Layers and a Platform Layer.
A special type of virtual machine that acts as a staging area for the creation of Application Layers as well as versions of Operating System and Application Layers.
A writable Elastic Layer for a user. When the user layer is enabled all files and registry settings written by the user go into this VHD file. The User Layer allows for saving user installed applications, files and the entire user profile. User Layers are defined by the user and Operating System Layer.
Citrix App Layering Agent
An agent that runs on PVS server or A Windows server that is used to download PVS vDisks from the ELM and process PowerShell scripts for uploaded images.