Citrix: Using XenApp & XenDesktop in Azure Resource Manager
As part of an ongoing blog series, we learned how to establish a connection between XenDesktop and your Azure subscription in a recent blog post posted by Alex Stoddard. In this post, we will take a look at creating machine catalog using Machine Creation Services (MCS).
- Access to the XenApp and XenDesktop Service of Citrix Cloud.
- An Azure Subscription.
- An Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) user account in the directory associated with your subscription, which is also co-administrator of the subscription.
- An ARM virtual network and subnet in your preferred region with connectivity to an AD controller and Citrix Cloud Connector.
- “Microsoft Azure” host connection created following steps from this blog post.
For creating an MCS machine catalog, XenDesktop requires a master image that will be used as a template for all the machines in that catalog. In this post, we will explain the steps to set set up a stand-up virtual machine (VM) in Azure and create its master image.
Creating Master Image from Virtual Machine deployed in Azure Resource Manager
Create a virtual machine (VM) in Azure using the Azure Resource Manager gallery image with either the Server OS or Desktop OS (based on whether you want to create Server OS catalog or Desktop OS catalog).
Read the entire article here, Using XenApp & XenDesktop in Azure Resource Manager
via the fine folks at Citrix Systems, Inc.