PacktLib: Getting Started with Citrix XenApp 6

Getting Started with Citrix XenApp 6

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Getting Started with XenApp 6

Introducing XenApp 6

XenApp feature overview

System requirements

Summary

Designing a XenApp 6 Farm

Case study: Brick Unit Constructions

Farm terminology and concepts

Designing a basic XenApp architecture

The pilot plan

Summary

Installing XenApp 6

Installing and Configuring XenApp 6

Configuring Windows components

Installing XenApp using the Wizard-based Server Role Manager

Installing License Server and web interface roles in server BRICKXA01

Configuring Citrix License Server

Installing Citrix Licenses

Installing and configuring XenApp 6 on BRICKXA02 using Wizard-based Server Role Manager (first server of the farm)

Configuring XenApp using the Wizard-based Server Configuration tool

Installing and configuring XenApp 6 on BRICKXA03

Configuring Citrix Web Interface server

Configuring Remote Desktop licensing

Managing XenApp farms

Summary

Using Management Tools

Management Consoles

Other administration tools

Managing Citrix administrators

Summary

Application Publishing

Publishing applications

Configuring content redirection

Enabling or Disabling content redirection

Summary

Application Streaming

Application streaming

System requirements for application streaming

Components for application streaming

Choosing which plugin to use for application streaming

Profiling Microsoft Office 2010

Summary

Managing Policies

Understanding Citrix policies

Working with management consoles

Creating Citrix policies

Applying policies to sessions

Troubleshooting policies

Summary

Printing in XenApp Environments

Windows printing concepts

Printing on Citrix XenApp

Managing printer drivers

Using the Citrix Universal Printer

Implementing Printers

Printing for mobile users

Third-party printing solutions

XenApp Printing Optimization Pack

Summary

Multimedia Content on XenApp

Description of Citrix HDX technologies

Using HDX 3D technologies to improve image display

Using HDX Broadcast Display settings

Using HDX MediaStream Multimedia Acceleration

Using HDX MediaStream for Flash to optimize Flash content

Configuring audio using policies

Configuring audio for user sessions

HDX Experience Monitor for XenApp

Summary

Managing Sessions

Understanding sessions

Monitoring XenApp sessions

Managing XenApp sessions

Viewing XenApp sessions

Maintaining session activity

Customizing user environments in XenApp

Limiting concurrent connections

Optimizing user sessions for XenApp

Redirection of Local Special Folders in sessions

Summary

Receiver and Plugins Management

Introduction to Citrix Receiver

Installing Citrix Receiver

Setting up Citrix Merchandising Server 2.1

Summary

Scripting Programming

MFCOM and PowerShell

Installing XenApp Commands on XenApp Servers

Using PowerShell for basic administrative tasks

Using PowerShell Commands from .NET applications

Using MFCOM on XenApp

Convert MFCOM scripts to PowerShell

Summary

Virtualizing XenApp Farms

Deploying XenApp 6 in a virtualized environment

Choosing the right virtualization platform

Deploying XenApp6 on Citrix XenServer

Deploying XenApp6 on Microsoft Hyper-V

Deploying XenApp 6 on VMware vSphere

Unattended Install of XenApp 6

Summary