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#Citrix #XenApp and #XenDesktop 7.5 is released

March 26, 2014 1 comment

Finally it’s released, just go and download and enjoy (hopefully)! 😉

https://www.citrix.com/downloads/xendesktop/product-software/xendesktop-75-platinum.html

Documentation is available online in Citrix eDocs. Keeping in mind that the online documentation will be periodically updated, you may also download a PDF file with a current snapshot for offline use:

Admin Guide
Upgrade Guide
Install Guide

This single package contains the Core and components needed to deploy the server-side infrastructure supporting Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 and includes Director, Studio, Delivery Controller, Virtual Delivery Agent, Personal vDisk, Universal Print Server, Receiver and StoreFront, Profile Management, HDX, Migration tool, License Server and CloudBridge (Branch Repeater) plug in.

//Richard

#Citrix #AppController 2.5 Implementation Tips – #CloudGateway, #BYOD

February 19, 2013 Leave a comment

Great blog post by Matthew Brooks!

AppController is a component of the Citrix CloudGateway Enterprise suite that orchestrates access to Enterprise Cloud applications.  Those applications may take many forms including Mobile Applications, Software-as-a-Service hosted in public clouds, and Web links.  Below I provided some tips to help with the implementation of AppController 2.5 (which is the latest version as of the publishing of this blog).

System Related

Including settings such as the Hostname, SSL certificates, and Restore.

TIPs:

  • Take a hypervisor level snapshot after the initial installation so that you can easily return to that base level if configuration or integrations efforts go awry.
  • The hostname cannot contain special characters in the AppController certificate signing request.
  • The hostname must match SSL certificate.
  • The system cert must be chained to its CA/(s).

Active Directory Related

Including settings such as the Server (Domain Controller), Base DN, and Service Account credentials.

TIPs:

  • The AppController only supports integration with a single domain.  Multiple domains require multiple AppControllers.  The NetScaler Access Gateway may be configured to allow users to access a single fully qualified domain name, yet be directed to their respective domain AppController through the use of Global Groups.  See CTX116169 for more informationhttp://support.citrix.com/article/CTX116169
  • All user accounts must have a first name, last name, and email address configured or they will receive an authorization error when attempting to launch applications.  The bind Administrator account must also have email address configured or directory integration will fail.
  • Only LDAP (TCP 389) may be configured through the wizard that must be completed initially.  Thereafter LDAPS (TCP 636) may be configured through the full administration menu.
  • If the server name domain name is a load balanced DNS entry the initial import may work, yet subsequent bind attempts will fail.  Alternatively you may use the IP address of an LDAPS load balancer on a Netscaler with specific domain controllers configured as services.  See CTX135092 for more information http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX135092

Network Related

Including settings such as the IP address, @Workweb and NTP server.

TIPs:

  • Use IP private addresses as system addresses if possible.  When Trust Settings are configured for NetScaler Access Gateway it does not allow SSO to public addresses.  If public addresses must be used the NetScaler may be configured with an SSL Bridge to access the AppController.  See NetScaler Traffic Management document for more information.
  • NTP must be configured or SAML authentication may fail for SaaS sites if the time difference is significant.
  • When Trust Settings are configured for NetScaler Access…

Continue reading here!

//Richard

#Citrix #StoreFront Planning Guide

February 6, 2013 2 comments

Ok, this product has caused some headache since it was released. And I must say that this guide is something that Citrix should have release a long time ago… there are so many companies out there struggling with how to deal with Web Interface being faced out and how/what to do with StoreFront!

So enjoy!

Download StoreFront Planning Guide!

//Richard

#AppController, #CloudGateway 2.5 released

December 28, 2012 2 comments

Hi all,

I guess that some of you already are aware of the new 2.5 release of AppController (a part of the marketing product CloudGateway).. but it’s interesting with a release which I hope is making the product more enterprise ready and that the basic features now are there!

And I guess that many are interesting in that now Android apps, @WorkMail™ and @WorkWeb™ are supported!

I’ll of course do an upgrade and go through my little issue list I created earlier in the post-Synergy post… I hope that these items now are fixed!

  1. Enterprise/multi-site support with synch of the database. This to ensure that you can have an HA pair setup for instance in Europe and one in the North Americas and have the end-user be logged in against both and have their subscriptions etc. follow them (as well as of course reporting, monitoring etc. etc.)
  2. Support for really large AD domains with LARGE # of AD users and AD groups
  3. Support for AD domain structure where the BASE DN is different to where AD users and the AD security groups you want to use for roles
  4. Role based administration – this has just got to be there. Without it I wouldn’t call it an enterprise product…

These are the updates according to eDocs (they are quite a few so I have high hopes!) 😉

But when reading through the short list of updates I DON’T see multi-site support!! That’s not very Enterprise if you ask me…. This is the first thing I’m gonna check out!

Here is an architectural overview:

architecture

AppController 2.5 supports the following new features:

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