The Citrix XenApp Reference Design
1.2 Implementation Overview
1.3 Document Overview
2. Architectural Overview
2.1 Overall Architecture
2.2 XenApp Design
Part 1 Reference Design
3. XenApp Architecture
3.1 Farm Configuration
3.2 Data Store and License Server Configuration
3.3 Application Integration
3.4 Load Management
3.5 Features and components of XenApp Server
3.6 XenApp Server Configuration
3.7 Client Environment
3.8 Web Interface Configuration
3.9 Printing Architecture
4. Shared Infrastructure Components
4.1 Hardware Virtualization Architecture
4.2 Operating System Configuration and Lockdown
4.3 Active Directory Integration
4.4 Profile and Policy Management
4.5 User Logon Process
4.6 Data Storage
4.7 Network Topology
4.8 Network Security Architecture
5.1 Application Access Definition Design
5.2 Local Credential Storage
5.3 Agent Synchronization Architecture
5.4 Password Generation Policies Design
5.5 Password Sharing Groups Design
5.6 Agent Settings and User Interface Design
5.7 Agent Deployment Design
6. Support Services Citrix On-line
6.1 Support Structure
6.2 GoToAssist Design
- Perimeter. A secure perimeter for internal and external access.
- Hardware Virtualization. Hardware virtualization provides an abstraction layer that allows multiple virtual machines to share the processor, memory, storage and networking resources ofa shared hardware environment allowing server consolidation, and rapid server provisioning.
- XenApp. Citrix XenApp enables the centralization, management and delivery of Windows applications.
- Application Streaming. Citrix XenApp Streaming allows applications to be packaged, streamed and executed in an isolated environment on XenApp Servers or Windows Desktops.
- Enterprise Single Sign-on. Citrix Password Manager enables single-sign on capabilities for published and local applications, whether they are host (legacy), web, or windows based.
- Server Utilization Monitoring: Citrix EdgeSight for XenApp monitors applications, devices, and the network in real time, allowing organizations to quickly analyze, resolve, and proactively prevent problems.
- Web Interface Portal. A consistent user interface containing XenApp applications, streamed desktop applications, web applications, web content, documents, announcements and information.
- Perimeter. The XenApp Platinum Reference Design supports the use of multiple secured perimeters. This allows for flexibility in global load balancing, accommodating different applications and their performance requirements, authentication, security, and branding (look/feel) requirements. It also supports techniques for multiple brands, making it possible to support multiple business unites, and partners.
- The XenApp Server farm. The XenApp Platinum Reference Design may have one or more XenApp Server farms available to provide application resources for the environment. This design builds on the ability to test new farm builds alongside production farm builds, leveraging the other two components without sacrificing the integrity of the production environment. This will allow the customer to be agile and proactive in their efforts to deliver the most current, feature rich, stable OS, application functionality, and XenApp Server versions.
- Application Streaming. The XenApp Platinum Reference Design will support an organizations entire application portfolio with a single Citrix XenApp Server silo. Application streaming allows applications to be packaged, streamed and executed in an isolated environment on Citrix XenApp Servers or to Windows Desktops. Application streaming used in conjunction with XenApp CPU management allows organization to safely run an entire application portfolio on a single XenApp Server silo.
- Server Utilization Monitoring: The XenApp Platinum Reference Design provides complete transparency from an end user perspective to any application running on a XenApp farm to see exactly what’s happening for a specific user or group of users. Citrix EdgeSight allows organizations to consistently and quantitatively measure performance across the organization for all XenApp hosted applications.
- Hardware Virtualization. The XenApp Platinum Reference Design offers a generic hardware virtualization layer that allows multiple Windows and Linux virtual machines to run on a shared hardware environment allowing x86 and x86-64 bit server consolidation, and rapid VM provisioning.
- Web Interface Portal. The XenApp Platinum Reference Design supports existing corporate portals used to deliver both XenApp and streamed desktop application using Citrix XenApp Platinum.
1 – Win32 OS, Internet Explorer, broadband quality connectivity.
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