How to configure a Bring-your-Own NetScaler VPX in Azure for XenDesktop Essentials and XenApp and XenDesktop Service from the Citrix Cloud
In addition to my latest blog article – How to configure the Citrix Cloud XenApp and XenDesktop Service using Azure Managed Disks and Citrix Optimizer – I’m now sharing my insights on how to use an own NetScaler VPX and StoreFront server inside Azure IaaS (Infrastructure-As-a-Service) to provide access to your Citrix Cloud Digital Workspace environment!
Personally I’ll advise to use the setup of this article, rather than using the limited capabilities version of the NetScaler Gateway Service from the Citrix Cloud. With the NetScaler placed in Azure you’ll can provide more services and features of NetScaler, such as customization to StoreFront, custom themes in NetScaler, secondary (Azure MFA) authentication and there is more!
NetScaler Gateway Service is the simplified Citrix Cloud version of NetScaler Gateway. The main purpose of this Service is to deliver Remote Access to your Citrix environment with low costs. Just because the Service is included in the license, you’ll can save money. But on the other hand, I’ll personally think that the larger Enterprise companies won’t use this service a lot (at least for security reasons no support for sec. auth.).
In this article, I’ll walk-through all the steps that must be taken to configure an own NetScaler VPX in Azureand own StoreFront environment instead of using the default NetScaler Gateway Service. These steps can be applied for XenDesktop Essentials and XenApp and XenDesktop Service from inside the Citrix Cloud.
Via Christiaan Brinkhoff at infrashare.net.