Category: XenDesktop 7 Install and Config

Citrix Validated Solution for Nutanix on Hyper-V

Hot off the Citrix presses is a very thorough solution design document, called Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 on Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform. Whew, that's a quite a mouthful. What is it? It's a document, nearly 100 pages long, detailing how to deploy both Citrix VDI...

XenDesktop 7 Pt 10: Application Delivery Group

XenDesktop 7 Pt 10: Application Delivery Group

And here we are....the last step to publish "XenApp" applications to the Citrix receiver and ultimately your users. This installment creates and application delivery group for the XenDesktop 7 applications that we've installed on our Windows Server 2012 server. Once you create and customize this group, users can refresh their...

XenDesktop 7 Pt 9: Server Machine Catalog

XenDesktop 7 Pt 9: Server Machine Catalog

Creating a XenDesktop Machine Catalog for server-class operating systems in XenDesktop 7 is virtually the same process as creating one for a dedicated desktop OS. A machine catalog is a grouping of similar "XenApp" servers, and if you were using MCS or PVS, you'd provision several at once and group them....

XenDesktop 7 Pt 8: Install Server VDA

XenDesktop 7 Pt 8: Install Server VDA

Citrix radically changed the "XenApp" 7 architecture in XenDesktop 7. Gone is the massive complexity, many consoles, and lengthy configuration times. I don't have much XenApp experience, but the consoles I've seen of prior versions seemed mind bogglingly complex. Two major themes of XenDesktop 7 is simplification and unification. The "Application" portion of XenDesktop...

XenDesktop 7 Pt 7: Citrix Receiver Config

XenDesktop 7 Pt 7: Citrix Receiver Config

Now that we've completed the first six parts of this series to configure the XenDesktop 7 back-end services, it's now time to use Citrix Receiver v14 and connect to our new VDI infrastructure. This is super easy, and the most fun part! Unlike previous versions of the Citrix Receiver, there is...

XenDesktop 7 Pt 6: Create a Delivery Group

XenDesktop 7 Pt 6: Create a Delivery Group

In the first five parts of this series on XenDesktop 7 we've done everything needed to complete the last step, which is creating a XenDesktop 7 Delivery Group. This enables users, or groups of users, to access their desktop or applications. Delivery groups are where you can target various user...

XenDesktop 7 Pt 5: Configuring Citrix StoreFront

XenDesktop 7 Pt 5: Configuring Citrix StoreFront

One of the last steps to configure XenDesktop is to setup Citrix StoreFront. What is StoreFront? StoreFront is basically the web tier in a three tiered architecture (StoreFront, Desktop Controller, SQL database). It's more than just a pretty face. Citrix Receiver directly talks to StoreFront, even if you never use...

XenDesktop 7 Pt 3: Install VDA

XenDesktop 7 Pt 3: Install VDA

This installment of the XenDesktop installation series will show you how easy it is to install the XenDesktop 7 VDA (Virtual Delivery Agent). The VDA can be installed on client VMs, servers (for XenApp), or physical PCs if you want to remote high-powered 3D graphics. It contains the 'secret HDX...

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