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Virtualized Server Implementation I (Citrix XenDesktop)

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XenServer vs ESXi - Citrix and Microsoft Hypervisor Comparison. XenDesktop - Compare. Installing and Configuring Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 (Part 1) If you would like to read the other parts in this article series please go to : Introduction With the first release within the 7th version, Citrix announced that the XenApp product was at end of life and the functionality was integrated into XenDesktop 7.0. Unfortunate for Citrix the customers did not understand this message and there was lots of confusion around this.

Citrix responded by re-introducing XenApp again in version 7.5. Actually it was bringing back the original product name and will be based on the new FMA architecture. There are only two different license models available; one for XenApp and one for XenDesktop. To explain what XenApp and XenDesktop are becames a bit more complicated, especially because, from a technical standpoint, it’s the same product. Installation of Delivery Controller The installation starts with a screen where you need to choose whether you would like to install XenApp or XenDesktop. Figure 1: Choose between XenApp or XenDesktop Delivery Controller. Installing and Configuring Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 (Part 2)

If you would like to read the other parts in this article series please go to : Introduction I started this article series trying to explain that XenApp 7.5 and XenDesktop 7.5 are actually the same product and therefore also the same installation and configuration steps apply. After this explanation I described the installation steps of the Delivery Controller. Initial Set-up for first Delivery Controller In part one of the article series I installed the Delivery Controller software. As shown in part one you can start Studio for this initial setup directly. When Studio starts it offers three options: Site Setup, Remote PC Access and Scale your deployment. Figure 1: Initial start-up of Citrix Studio, choosing Deliver application and desktop to your users to set-up the XenDesktop infrastructure The Site Setup wizard starts by asking you to either create an empty configured Site or to create a fully configured site.

Figure 2: Site Setup Introduction: empty site or a fully configured site. Installing and Configuring Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 (Part 3) If you would like to read the other parts in this article series please go to: Introduction In this first part of the article series we installed the Desktop Delivery Controller role, while in the second part we executed the initial setup of the first and following Desktop Delivery Controllers and the Citrix StoreFront basic configuration. In this third part we will continue with the installation of the VDA agent, followed by the creation of a basic XenDesktop environment. Installation of the Virtual Desktop Agent There are two VDA installations available: One installer for Windows Server OS and one installer for Windows Desktop OS. Figure 1: XenDesktop Installation Wizard start-up screen The first question in the installation wizard is about the way the VDA will be provisioned. Figure 2: Create a Master Image or Connect Directly to a server machine In the Desktop OS installation wizard one additional step is shown; do you want to use VDA for HDX 3D Pro.

Do it later Do it manually Summary. Installing and Configuring Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 (Part 4) F you would like to be notified when Wilco van Bragt releases the next part in this article series please sign up to our Real-Time Article Update newsletter. If you would like to read the other parts in this article series please go to: Introduction In the third part of this series we started with the installation of the VDA component.

The machines running this VDA component are the actual machines the user will execute their (daily) tasks on. After the VDA installation part, we started with the basic configuration of a XenDesktop site by configuring a Machine Catalog. Creating a Delivery Group When a Machine Group is available it is possible to create a Delivery Group. Figure 1: Create a Delivery Group The wizard also starts with an explanation of the Delivery Group option, you can check the option 'Don’t show this again' so that his information is not shown next time. Figure 2: Getting started with Delivery Groups Figure 4: Delivery Group Delivery Type Figure 20 Summary. Installing and Configuring Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 (Part 5) If you would like to read the other parts in this article series please go to: Introduction In part four we configured a Delivery Group and discussed the setting which can be configured. With the creation of the Delivery Group, the XenDesktop infrastructure can be used by the end-user to start a Desktop or Applications.

We will start with showing users starting a Desktop or Application on the XenDesktop infrastructure in this part. We will also go through some more advanced configuration options of the XenDesktop Infrastructure. Connecting to the XenDesktop Infrastructure In the previous articles we configured XenDesktop in such a way that it’s ready to allow users to start-up a session on the VDA. Figure 1: The start site of the Receiver for Web connection option After logging on, the user will be presented with the Desktop and/or Published Applications which were assigned to his account. Figure 2: Desktop tab of the Receiver for Web Figure 3: Apps tab of Receiver for Web Citrix Policies.

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