Supported Hypervisors for Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop) and Provisioning Services

Citrix Hypervisor, formerly XenServer, is powered by the Xen Project hypervisor.

Citrix is committed to ensuring that our products function with the latest VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix Hypervisors.

Click the following products to view the supported configurations matrix.

XenServer – Provisioning Services XenServer – XenDesktop
vSphere – Provisioning Services vSphere – XenDesktop
SCVMM – Provisioning Services SCVMM – XenDesktop
Nutanix Acropolis – Provisioning Services Nutanix Acropolis – XenDesktop

Note:

  • This matrix indicates supported configurations of Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop) and Provisioning Services with various hypervisor solutions. When Yes is listed for a combination, it means Citrix will provide technical support to assist with any issues encountered. Any known issues and requirements for certain combinations are indicated with notes.
  • XenApp 6.0 and 6.5 are hypervisor agnostic. If XenApp is deployed through Citrix Provisioning Services, refer to the Provisioning Services product support for the hypervisor.
  • This article will be updated periodically as new information becomes available.

What has changed from the last release of the matrix?

  • Added support for Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 1912 LTSR
  • Added support for Citrix Hypervisor 8.1

Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer) – Provisioning Services (PVS)

Supported Hypervisors / XenServer Provisioning Services
1912 LTSR 1909 7.15 LTSR 7.6 LTSR
Citrix Hypervisor 8.1 Yes No Yes No
Citrix Hypervisor 8.0 Yes Yes Yes(With CU3 or higher) No
XenServer 7.6 Yes Yes Yes No
XenServer 7.5 No No Yes No
XenServer 7.1 LTSR Yes(XS 7.1 LTSR CU2 only) Yes Yes Yes
XenServer 7.0 No No No Yes

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Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer) – Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)

Supported Hypervisors

/XenServer
Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)
1912 LTSR 1909 7.15 LTSR 7.6 LTSR
Citrix Hypervisor 8.1 Yes (UEFI-enabled VMs are not supported with Machine Creation Services) No Yes (UEFI-enabled VMs are not supported with Machine Creation Services) No
Citrix Hypervisor 8.0 Yes Yes Yes(With CU3 or higher) No
XenServer 7.6 Yes Yes Yes No
XenServer 7.5 No No Yes No
XenServer 7.1 LTSR Yes(XS 7.1 LTSR CU2 only) Yes Yes Yes
XenServer 7.0 No No No Yes

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vSphere

Note:

  • Citrix performs compatibility tests only with the major updates of VMware vSphere, like Update 1, 2 and so on. The minor updates like 1a, 1b, 2a and so on are not tested, however they are expected to work fine.
  • Testing of updates for the earlier version of VMware vSphere might be limited, as priority is given to the updates of the current version. When using earlier releases of these products, Citrix recommends validating product updates for proper functionality and interoperability in a test environment first before updating production environments.

vSphere – Provisioning Services (PVS)

Supported Hypervisors / vSphere Provisioning Services
1912 LTSR/1909 7.15 LTSR 7.6 LTSR
vSphere 6.7 (Up to update 3) Supported. Refer to CTX235513

for details
(CU3 or higher) No
vSphere 6.5

(Up to update 3)
Supported.

Refer to CTX219808

for details
Supported.

Refer to CTX219808
Supported.

Refer to CTX219808
vSphere 6

(Up to update 3)
Supported.

Refer to CTX200969

for details
Supported.

Refer to CTX200969

for details
Supported.

Refer to CTX200969

for details
vSphere 5.5

(Up to update 3)
Supported.

Refer to CTX140135

for details
Supported.

Refer to CTX140135

for details
Supported.

Refer to CTX140135

for details

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vSphere – Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)

Supported Hypervisors

/vSphere
Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)
1912 LTSR/1909 7.15 LTSR 7.6 LTSR
vSphere 6.7 (Up to Update 3) Supported. Refer to CTX235513

for details
CU3 or higher No
vSphere 6.5 (Up to update 3) Supported. Refer to CTX219808

for details
Supported. Refer to CTX219808

for details
Supported. Refer to CTX219808

for details
vSphere 6 (Up to update 3) Supported. Refer to CTX200969

for details
Supported.Refer to CTX200969

for details
Supported. Refer to CTX200969

for details
vSphere 5.5 (Up to update 3) Supported. Refer to CTX140135 for details Supported. Refer to CTX140135 for details Supported. Refer to CTX140135 for details

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SCVMM – Provisioning Services (PVS)

Supported Hypervisors / SCVMM Provisioning Services
1912 LTSR/1909 7.15 LTSR 7.6 LTSR
SCVMM 2019 Yes No

No

SCVMM 2016 Yes Yes No
SCVMM 2012 R2 Yes Yes Yes
SCVMM 2012 SP1 Yes Yes Yes
SCVMM 2012 Yes Yes Yes

Note: Update rollups for above mentioned SCVMM major versions are not listed explicitly. They are viewed as a continuation of the major version.

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SCVMM – Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)

Supported Hypervisors / SCVMM Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)
1912 LTSR/1909 7.15 LTSR 7.6 LTSR
SCVMM 2019

Yes (Power Management only)

No No
SCVMM 2016 Yes Yes No
SCVMM 2012 R2 Yes Yes Yes
SCVMM 2012 SP1 Yes Yes Yes
SCVMM 2012 Yes Yes Yes

Note: Update rollups for above mentioned SCVMM major versions are not listed explicitly. They are viewed as a continuation of the major version.

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Nutanix Acropolis – Provisioning Services (PVS)

Supported Hypervisors / Nutanix Acropolis Provisioning Services
1912 LTSR/1909 7.15 LTSR 7.6 LTSR
Acropolis Operating System (AOS) 5.5 or later Yes Yes No

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Nutanix Acropolis – Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)

Supported Hypervisors / Nutanix Acropolis XenDesktop
1912 LTSR/1909 7.15 LTSR 7.6 LTSR
Acropolis Operating System (AOS) 4.6.1.x or later Supported. Refer to CTX202032

for details.
Supported. Refer to CTX202032

for details.
Supported. Refer to CTX202032

for details.

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