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19/20th November 2014 Lee Bushen EMEA Tech Readiness Patrick Irwin EMEA Sales Readiness Master Class Install XenDesktop Quick Start Important Webinar Audio The audio for this webinar is available over VoIP. Just select the ‘Use Mic & Speakers’ option to listen to the webinar through your computers speakers. To listen using your telephone select the Use Telephoneoption. For local numbers click the ‘additional numbers’ link. You will need to use the Access Code and Audio PIN. Start Time 15:00 CET 9:00 EST GMT Video Recording: http://www.citrix.com/tv/# videos/12582

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19/20th November 2014

Lee Bushen – EMEA Tech Readiness

Patrick Irwin – EMEA Sales Readiness

Master ClassInstall XenDesktop Quick Start

Important – Webinar Audio

The audio for this webinar is available over VoIP. Just select the ‘Use Mic & Speakers’ option to listen to the webinar through your computers speakers.

To listen using your telephone select the ‘Use Telephone’ option. For local numbers click the ‘additional numbers’ link.

You will need to use the Access Code and Audio PIN.

Start Time15:00 CET 9:00 ESTGMT

Video

Recording: http://www.citrix.com/tv/#videos/12582

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Patrick Irwin Lee Bushen

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What is XenApp & XenDesktop?

Step by step 7.6 Installation

7.6 New Features

Guest Partner – Login VSI

Agenda

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PollWhat’s your relationship to Citrix?

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App and desktop virtualization

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Desktops and Apps as-a-Service

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“Internal” Network

Internet

Student

Desktop

XATMP

VDA Worker

Template

DC1

Delivery

Controller

SF1

StoreFront

XA-01

VDA

Worker

AD

Domain

Controller

SQL1

MS SQL

Database

XenApp 7.6 Lab Environment• All Win 2012 R2 fresh installs

• Domain “Training” Created on DC1 +DNS/DHCP

• All servers domain joined

• SQL1 fresh install of MS SQL 2012 SP1.

• Remote Desktop has been enabled

• The XenServer tools installed

• Infra Servers have static IP

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http://www.citrix.com/content/dam/citrix/en_us/documents/products-solutions/xenapp-deployment-blueprint.pdf

http://www.citrix.com/content/dam/citrix/en_us/documents/products-solutions/xendesktop-deployment-blueprint.pdf

Sizing for XenApp/XenDesktop VDI Workloads

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Installation – Let’s Go!

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XenApp / XenDesktop 7.6 Architecture

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Hypervisor

Hypervisor

The hypervisor hosts

the virtual machines in

the Site

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Delivery

Controller

Delivery Controller

Central management component of any

XenApp or XenDesktop Site

Authenticates and manages user access

Brokers connections between users and

their virtual desktops and applications

Optimizes and Load Balances connections

Communicates with the hypervisor to

distribute applications and desktops

Hypervisor

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Delivery

Controller

Database

Database

Stores data collected and managed by

services that make up the Controller

including all configuration and session

information

Hypervisor

http://support.citrix.com/servlet/KbServlet/download/36246-102-

707006/XenDesktop%207%20Database%20Sizing_v4.pdf

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Delivery

Controller

License

Server Database

License Server

Communicates with

the Controller and

Studio to manage

licensing for each

user's session

Hypervisor

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Delivery

Controller

VM

Virtual Delivery

Agent (VDA)

Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA)

Hypervisor

Installed on each physical or virtual

machine in the Site that you want to make

available to users

Enables machine to register with Delivery

Controller and make its hosted resources

available to users

Establishes and manages the connection

between the machine and user device

Verifies Citrix licensing and applies

policies for session License

Server Database

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Delivery

Controller

VM

Virtual Delivery

Agent (VDA)

StoreFront

Hypervisor

` `

` `

StoreFront

Authenticates users to

Sites hosting resources

Hosts enterprise

application stores, giving

users self-service

access to the desktops

and applications made

available to them

License

Server Database

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Delivery

Controller

VM

Virtual Delivery

Agent (VDA)

Receiver

Hypervisor

` `

` `

StoreFront

` `

` `

Receiver

Installed on user devices and other

endpoints, such as virtual desktops

Provides users with quick, secure, self-

service access to applications, and

desktops from any of the user's devices,

including smartphones, tablets, and PCs

For devices that cannot install Receiver

software, Receiver for HTML5 provides

a connection through a HTML5-

compatible web browserLicense

Server Database

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Delivery

Controller

VM

Virtual Delivery

Agent (VDA)

Studio

Hypervisor

` `

` `

StoreFront

` `

` `

Receiver

Single console enabling Site

configuration and management

Provides wizards to guide setup, creating

your workloads and assigning

applications and desktops to usersLicense

Server Database

Studio

` `

` `

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Delivery

Controller

VM

Virtual Delivery

Agent (VDA)

Director

Hypervisor

` `

` `

StoreFront

` `

` `

Receiver

Enables IT support

and help desk teams

to monitor an

environment,

troubleshoot issues

and perform support

tasks for end users

License

Server Database

Studio

` `

` `

Director

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PollWhat version of XenApp are you on?

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XenApp / XenDesktop High Availability

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Delivery

Controller

VM

High Availability

Hypervisor

` `

` `

StoreFront

License

Server DB

Delivery

Controller

DB

` `

` `

StoreFront

VM VM VMHypervisor VM VM

30 Days Grace

SQL Mirror

SQL Cluster

SQL Always-on

Connection Leasing

Hypervisor HA

NetScaler

Load Balancing

NetScaler

vServer

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System requirements for XA/XD 7.6

Deliver Controller, Citrix Studio/Director & Server VDAs:• Windows Server 2012 & R2, 2008 R2 SP1

Database:• SQL Server 2012 SP1, SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

• Express can be installed at the same time as XenApp 7.6 from the same media

Desktop VDAs, Citrix Studio• Windows 7 SP1, 8 & 8.1

Hypervisors:• XenServer 6.2 SP1 plus hotfixes, XenServer 6.1

• VMware vSphere 5.5, 5.1U2, 5.0U2

• Hyper-V with SCVMM 2012, R2, SP1

• Citrix CloudPlatform & AWS

Full Details:

http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xe

napp-xendesktop-76/xad-system-

requirements-76.html

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Delivery

Controller

VM

Virtual Delivery

Agent (VDA)

Install Summary

Hypervisor

` `

` `

StoreFront

` `

` `

Receiver

License

Server Database

Studio

` `

` `

Director

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PollWhen are you moving to Windows Server 2012?

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What’s New in XenDesktop/XenApp 7.6?

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XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 - Revolutionary platform3rd generation FlexCast Management Architecture (FMA)

Virtual

Desktops

Virtual

Apps

Unified Management Architecture

AWS, Azure, CloudPlatform

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High Performance access to apps and desktops

• Session prelaunch and linger

• Anonymous login

Superior User Experience

• 3D graphics enhancements

• Extended Lync support to non-Windows devices

• USB support

Improved Security

• FIPS compliant

• Common Criteria evaluation milestone

Simplified App Management & Monitoring

• Real-time alerts in license utilization

• Historical app usage reports

• In-depth tracking of hotfix inventory

Breakthrough Storage Performance

• Cut shared storage costs (improves storage throughput by up to 99%)

7.6

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Write Cache

at runtime

Provisioning Services

Network

vDisk

On-Boot Personalisation

Provisioning Server

Private Mode: Each server has it’s own diskShared: Disks are shared to save storage

OS delivered from base vDisk

Server Settings customised on boot

Apps streamed if required

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Write Cache

at runtime

Hundreds of Servers from a Single Disk Image

Network

vDisk

On-boot Personalisation

OS

App

Server

Settings

Provisioning Server

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Windows2008R2

Windows2012R2

Windows 7

IOP

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Use

r

Native Disk PVS (Disk Cache) PVS (RAM Cache)

Virtually eliminate

IOPS without

special hardware or

complex

configurations

Turbocharge your IOPS Blog

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News

New release of Desktop Player for Mac 1.2• Synchronizer Roaming enables DesktopPlayer devices to communicate with any Synchronizer

server for greater scalability, seamless deployments and faster updates

• Mac OS X Yosemite support

• Guest support for Windows 8.1

• Support for Native Resolution in Mac OS X

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New XenApp and XenDesktop CourseAvailable soon

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Where do I go for more details?

Sizing info – XA Deployment Blueprint

Trial Software: http://www.citrix.com/products/xenapp/try.html

PoC planning Guide http://www.citrix.com/content/dam/citrix/en_us/documents/oth/xenapp-

reviewers-guide.pdf

High Availability Guide

This Master Class – See below

Upgrade from XenApp 6.5 – Next Master Class Early 2015

Video

Recording: http://www.citrix.com/tv/#videos/12582

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GoPro HeroRugged, waterproof, mountable all-in-one lightweight camera

GoPro Hero makes it simple to capture high quality

pictures and video on the go.

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What web service do users connect to, to get their Apps

and Desktops?

Competition – Win a GoPro!

StoreFront

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