Deploy Citrix Unattended: XenApp

Written by Ingmar Verheij on March 8th, 2012. Posted in Citrix, XenApp (Presentation Server)

Most Citrix products can be installed unattended using command-line switches. This way you can automate the deployment of the product and decreases the administrative tasks (and prevents human errors).

I’ve collected online resources per product group and wrote them down in this article. Is something missing or do you have an addition (maybe your own blog article)? Let me know and I’ll add it to this article.

 

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Deploy Citrix Unattended: Receiver and plug-ins

Written by Ingmar Verheij on March 8th, 2012. Posted in Citrix, XenApp (Presentation Server)

Most Citrix products can be installed unattended using command-line switches. This way you can automate the deployment of the product and decreases the administrative tasks (and prevents human errors).

I’ve collected online resources per product group and wrote them down in this article. Is something missing or do you have an addition (maybe your own blog article)? Let me know and I’ll add it to this article.

 

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Errors occurred when using <servername> in the discovery process

Written by Ingmar Verheij on January 9th, 2012. Posted in XenApp (Presentation Server)

Author : Ingmar Verheij

When opening the Citrix Access Management Console (AMC) you might get the error “Errors occurred when using <servername> in the discovery process”. This is a typical error in a Citrix XenApp (5, 6 or Presentation Server 4.x) environment.

There are multiple causes of this problem, some are more obvious then others.

Please wait for the Local Session Manager

Written by Ingmar Verheij on October 20th, 2011. Posted in XenApp (Presentation Server)

Author : Ingmar Verheij

I’ve built a lab to run some tests on Citrix XenApp. Since this is a lab environment I do not have enough resources to create dedicated machines for each role. Therefore I found it justified to create a virtualized domain controller (dc001.domain.local) with multiple roles and multi-homed (Boooohhh, I know). The machine is not only a domain controller but also has the DNS and DHCP role.

The following network interfaces are present on dc001.domain.local:

  • Local Area Connection 1 : 192.168.1.1/24
  • Local Area Connection 2:  192.168.2.1/24

The Citrix XenApp server is a dedicated physical machine with a single network interface:

  • Local Area Connection 1 : 192.168.1.2/24

After creating a published desktop I’ve tried to connect from a machine in the 192.168.1.0/24 subnet. The session keeps waiting with the message ‘Please wait for the Local Session Manager’.

The impact of Silverlight on a virtual desktop

Written by Ingmar Verheij on June 24th, 2011. Posted in Desktop Virtualization, Performance testing, XenApp (Presentation Server)

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A customer has a (virtualized) Citrix XenApp farm scaled for 1500 concurrent users. The environment is based on Windows Server 2003 Standard with Citrix XenApp 5 (migration to XenApp 6.x is scheduled).

A business critital web-application is re-developped and requires Microsoft Silverlight. Before implementing Silverlight the impact should be determined. A big concern is a decrease in the capacity of the farm, number of concurrent users the farm can handle.

To determine the impact of Silverlight I’ve done some tests, including a LoadTest.

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