VCNRW – Virtualization Community NRW

Deep dive into the Citrix FMA – 2016 edition

Session Abstract

Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp are both based, or build on the Flex Management Architecture (FMA). But what is the FMA really? How is it build, which components and services are involved and how do they all interact making it a more highly available and robust platform, or architecture then the Independent Management Architecture (IMA) ever was? During this session I will try and answer all of these questions while also briefly touching on the ‘evolution’ the FMA had gone though coming from XenDesktop version 5.x to where it is today with XenDesktop version 7.8 right around the corner.


Bas van Kaam @basvankaam


About 16 years ago Bas van Kaam started his IT career as a help desk support technician from where he worked his way up to system engineering, consulting and architecting mostly by self-study, attending seminars, conferences and webinars, which he enjoys doing still. Bas is well know within the community for his contributions on his own personal website / blog where he shares his thoughts and knowledge on an ongoing basis. He is also a frequent presenter / speaker on national as well as international events and conferences like the Dutch Citrix User Group (DuCUG) and the Expert to Expert Virtualization Conference (E2EVC). He has been part of the Match.GeeK program at Citrix Synergy and also spoke at the first ever Virtual Expo (webinar) where he presented on Citrix Printing. He loves the CUGC community and as such is a (very) frequent forum visitor and contributor, which resulted in being selected member of the month at one point. Together with Mick Glover (Citrix employee based in Dublin) he forms the so-called FMA Internals Co-op, a two man corporation from where they write technical FMA related articles and are planning on doing multiple duo presentations where and whenever they can. Also make sure to look Bas up on Twitter (@BasvanKaam) and Linked-In on which he is very active as well. Bas has been recognized as a Citrix SME for his contributions to the XenDesktop 7.6 exams and is also named Nutanix Technology Champion (NTC) for the year 2014 / 2015. Some of his professional certifications include but are not limited to: CCSP, CCA (X4) CCAA, CCEE, CCIA, CCE-V, MCSA (X3), MCSE (X3), VCP. Bas is currently employed by The Detron ICT Group (Technical Consultant and Citrix Product Lead), one the leading SBC and VDI consultancy companies based in the Netherlands.