PowerShell: XenApp Server Performance


I wrote a simple PowerShell script to monitor the real time performance (CPU usage, Memory usage and Disk queue length) of the XenApp farm servers. To make it work, you need to: 1) Download and install the XenApp Powershell SDK. 2) Ensure the 'Citrix XenApp Commands Remoting' service is running on the data collector server. … Continue reading PowerShell: XenApp Server Performance

Citrix XenApp 6.5 Administration Training Day 5 Notes


Module 11: Configuring Self-Service Applications Citrix Receiver- For Windows applications, users can only receive self-service applications when the self-service plugin is also deployed.   Citrix Merchandising Server- Citrix receiver updater keeps the version updated since the first deployment   Citrix Plug-ins- Citrix receiver/ self-service plugin/ offline plugin/ App-V client/ secure access plugin/ profile management plugin/ … Continue reading Citrix XenApp 6.5 Administration Training Day 5 Notes

Citrix XenApp 6.5 Administration Training Day 4 Notes


Module 8: Configuring Policies Group Policy Integration- Group policy integration does not require changes to the Active Directory schema- GPMG is generally recommended. Benefits: backup, restore, migrate, view the resultant, perform modeling… AGPM- IMA-based group policies- Group policy extension- Group policy architecture. GPO Citrix policy (ADM/X, GPF/X) is stored in sysvol folder, IMA-based citrix policy … Continue reading Citrix XenApp 6.5 Administration Training Day 4 Notes

Citrix XenApp 6.5 Administration Training Day 3 Notes


Module 7: Streaming Applications Application Streaming- Benefits: centralized management/ isolated environment/ optimal utilization of computing resource/ …- Components: CTX streaming profiler/ Citrix receiver with offline plug-in/ Application hub or web server- Application Streaming communication process:1) A user clicks a published streaming application icon. The start request is relayed to the web interface2) The web interface … Continue reading Citrix XenApp 6.5 Administration Training Day 3 Notes

Citrix XenApp 6.5 Administration Training Day 2 Notes


Module 5: Installing and Configuring the Web Interface Web Interface Communication Process1) A user submit logon credentials through a web interface logon page.2) Web interface server forwards the logon credentials to the XML broker service on the XenApp server.3) The credentials are forwarded to a domain controller for authentication.4) The XML broker service retrieves a … Continue reading Citrix XenApp 6.5 Administration Training Day 2 Notes

Citrix XenApp 6.5 Administration Training Day 1 Notes


In the last week of the 2012 – 2013 fiscal year, I will have a five days training on Citrix XenApp 6.5 administration. Ignoring my bad hand writing, these are two nice diagrams showing how Citrix XenApp works in server and client side. Keeping the big pictures in mind really helps to learn Citrix XenApp. … Continue reading Citrix XenApp 6.5 Administration Training Day 1 Notes