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Quick Deployment for Xendesktop 5.5

Posted by mountainbrother - 6. Januar 2012

First for Quick Deployment means following:

For SMB´s or PoC installation is this a wunderful and really Quick forward installer

All components are running on one Server 2008 Sp2 or 2008 R2/  Sp1 !!! in EDOCS CITRIX STAND THÍS FALSE !!! I TESTED IT ALL OUT IN MY LAB

and for Quick Deloy is only possible with SQL Server Express 2008 R2  !!!!!! in EDOCS CITRIX STAND THÍS FALSE !!! I TESTED IT ALL OUT IN MY LAB

bring up you installer and follow the wizard:

now install Prequistes automatic:

netframework 3.5 sp1 / MS SQL Express 2008 R2 / Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Runtime / IIS / MS Visual j# 2.0 SE / Java Runtime

Citrix Components:

Xendesktop Controller / Web Access WI / Desktop Studio / Desktop Direktor ( webbased) /License Server

Now you can setup your infrastukture in my case i use xenserver and i prepared first a VM 7 maschine ( golden image/ golden VM )

install  Xendesktop Agent on your VM with the option Quick Deploy.

open all necassery ports ( 80, 443, 1494,2598 ,3389,135, 5985 ) Ready on VM

so go through Wizard Quick deploy in Desktop Studio

The Machine Creation Server / AD integration Service and the Machine Identity Service brings up your Virtual Desktops

The Service interact with the AD and Xenserver the wizards are all self explained.

The MCS uses Snapsshots from your Golden Image and creates a Catalog from it.

The Assigment goes over Desktop Groups where the VDI are in there and the User are point to the machines.

Thats it

know go over the Webinterface and you can launch your VDI.

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Create A Template for Xendesktop

Posted by mountainbrother - 8. Juni 2011

  1. Set VM to boot from Network
  2. Install Target Device Software
  3. XenConvert to VHD
  4. Boot from vDisk
  5. Add Local HDD
  6. Configure Local HDD and assign drive letter
  7. Add to Domain
  8. Install VDA Software
  9. Shut down
  10. Edit the Settings
  11. Convert to Template

READY TO GO

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Write Cache Types in PVS

Posted by mountainbrother - 31. Mai 2011

Write Cache Types:

Standard Mode Write Cache Types:
-Cache on server disk ( network traffic !!!)
-Cache encrypted on server disk ( overhead )
-Cache on device Ram ( fastest type but pay attention)
-Cache on device Ram HD ( cool stuff but not possible thin clients no local disk)
-Cache encrypted on devices Hd (overhead of encyrption)

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vDisk Modes in Citrix PVS

Posted by mountainbrother - 31. Mai 2011

vDisk Modes

  • Microsoft Virtual Hard Drive called VHD
  • Private Mode  this is your golden Image

-Read / Write Access

– 1 Target Device at a Time Access

  • Standard Mode

– Read only Access

– Changes discard on Reboot

– Multiple simultabeous Target Divce Access

  • Difference Disk:

– Retain changes on Reboot

– Multiple simultabeous Target Divce Access

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Study Guide / Learning Guide Xendesktop 5

Posted by mountainbrother - 26. März 2011

CTX126191 – XenDesktop Planning Guide: User Bandwidth Requirement
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX126191
CTX124457 – Performance Assessment and Bandwith Analysisfor Delivering XenDesktop to BranchOffices
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX124457
CTX125060 – Best Practices for Optimizing HDX Technologies
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX125060
Recovery Guide
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127563
Virtual Desktop Agent Configuration:
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX126969
How to Optimize XenDesktopMachines:
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX125874
How to enable Remote Assistance for XenDesktop:
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127388
Enable WinRM for Desktop Director:
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX125243
How to Configure XenDesktop for SQL Database Mirroring:
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127359
XenDesktop 5 SQL Transaction Log Growing Excessivly:
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX126916
Troubleshooting Virtual Desktop Agent Registration with Controllers in XenDesktop 5:
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX126992
How to Enable Persistant CDF Tracing in XenDesktop 5:
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127476
How to Enable Controller Service Logging in XenDesktop 5:
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127492
Web Interface and XML Resiliency in XenDesktop Environments:
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127503
Reference Architecture
http://itinform.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/ReferenceArchitectureXenDesktop5.pdf

All CMDlets with Explanation
http://support.citrix.com/static/kc/CTX127254/help/index.htm

Additional :

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX121478

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX123058

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX125177

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX117452

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX121478

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX124791

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX124792

http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/index.jsp

 

much more Info powered by Harry
http://community.citrix.com/display/ocb/2011/03/25/XenDesktop+Masterclass+Video+Series+Now+Available

Very good XenDesktop 5 PowerShell Blog posts
http://community.citrix.com/display/ocb/2011/03/18/XenDesktop+5+PowerShell+SDK+Primer+-+Part+1+-+Getting+Started
http://community.citrix.com/display/ocb/2011/03/23/XenDesktop+5+PowerShell+SDK+Primer+-+Part+2+-+Creating+Hypervisor+Connections+and+Hosts

http://community.citrix.com/display/ocb/2011/03/24/XenDesktop 5 PowerShell SDK Primer Part 3 Creating Pooled Catalogs that Leverage Machine Creation Services

Whitepapers
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX128328XenDesktop 5 FAQ *HOT!

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX128013XenDesktop Licensing FAQ

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127594 XenDesktop 5.0 Quick Start Guide

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127587XenDesktop 5 – Reference Architecture

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX128330Planning Guide: XenDesktop 5 Migration

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX128277Logon Optimization Guide

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127939XenDesktop 5 Database Sizing and Mirroring Best Practices

https://community.citrix.com/kits/#/kit/1067009XenDesktop Design-Handbook

HowTos

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127546How to Create a VMWare User Account with Minimum Permission to Manage Machine Creation Services on XenDesktop 5.0

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127301How to Deploy and Configure XenDesktop 5 Virtual Desktop Agents with Active Directory Group Policy

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127429How to Repair a Site and Unlock Active Directory Accounts if Virtual Machine Creation is Interrupted

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127388How to Enable Remote Assistance for Desktop Director

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127492How to Enable Controller Service Logging in XenDesktop 5

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127564How to Implement High Availability Features in XenDesktop 5

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127392How to Create ICA Launch Files for High Availability Mode

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127476How to Enable Persistent CDF Tracing in XenDesktop 5

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127301How to Deploy and Configure XD 5 VDA with AD Group Policy

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127578How to Configure XD 5 with Microsoft Hyper-V and SCVMM

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127945How to Change the XML Port in XenDesktop 5

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX128190How to Change Virtual Channel Priority in XenDesktop 5

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127441How to Manually Install XenDesktop Web Access

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127538How to Reconfigure a XenDesktop Site to Use a Mirrored Database

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127359How to Configure XenDesktop for SQL Database Mirroring

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX128253How to Use a Specific SQL port with XenDesktop 5

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127421How to Redeploy XenDesktop Without Re-Installing

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127842How to configure logoff behavior of a Desktop Group in XenDesktop 5

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127596How to configure XenDesktop 5 VDA for VLAN tagging in Hyper-V

Tools

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX123278XD Ping 2.0* NEW

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX128075XDDBDiag for XenDesktop

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127257XenDesktop 5 SQL Profiler Template

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127058Export-XenDesktop5Config 

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127070XenDesktop Session State Monitor Tool

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX126699 Citrix XnapShot

additional XD KB Articles

http://support.citrix.com/static/kc/CTX127254Citrix XenDesktop 5 PowerShell online reference *HOT

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX128057 Getting started with PowerShell in XenDesktop 5

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127424Citrix XenDesktop 5 – Issues Fixed in This Release

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127418XenDesktop 5 Services Overview

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127998Database Access and Permission Model for XenDesktop 5

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX126704Registry Entries Used by XenDesktop 5 Broker Service

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX125578 XenDesktop Error: The hosting infrastructure could not be reached at the specified address *READ carefully, MCS needs additional editing of „/“ section

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127811Single Sign-On and Xendesktop 5

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127563Disaster Recovery Guide for XenDesktop 5 using NetScaler

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127461Common Issues with Active Directory Policies in XenDesktop 5

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX126916XenDesktop 5 Database Transaction Log Growing Excessively

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX128580 Citrix XenDesktop 5 Support Statement for Microsoft KMS activation with Machine Creation Services (MCS)

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127545XenDesktop 5 Downloads Reference List

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX128726XenDesktop Wizard (now as Hotfix for PVS 5.6 SP1)

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX127969Desktop Studio Logging Options for XenDesktop 5

XenDesktop 4 is still very popular out there and there is a Installation Sequence Recommendation for all the hotefixes released yet

Citrix XenDesktop 4 – Installation Sequence Recommendations for XenDesktop 4 Hotfixes
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX128604

taken from http://community.citrix.com/display/ocb/2011/03/28/Collection+of+XenDesktop+5+Documents%2C+KB+Articles%2C+Whitepapers+etc.

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