Configuration of Citrix XenDesktop with DSFW

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Author: Parimala B S

Table of Contents

Abstract
Introduction
Prerequisites
Installing XenServer tools on VMs
Configuring Virtual Desktop Agent
Installing XenDesktop
Creating a Base image
Creating Quick Virtualized Desktops
Accessing the OES Applications
Novell Client
Novell iPrint
References
Index

Abstract


This document will enable you to configure XenDesktop and create virtualized desktops.

Introduction


Citrix XenDesktop enables you to deliver on-demand virtual desktops and applications. XenDesktop 5 Quick Deploy is the fastest way to deploy a fully functional XenDesktop installation. You specify a master VM and select some users, then Quick Deploy creates virtual desktops, makes them available for the domain users, and shows you how to access your desktops.

XenDesktop 5 is supported when used in an environment with Novell's Domain Services for Windows (DSfW) in Open Enterprise Server 2 and with Microsoft's AD.

Prerequisites


Before proceeding with XenDesktop quick deploy ensure that you have met the following prerequisites:

    • DSFW server is installed and configured.

 

    • Window 2008 R2 VM is installed on XenServer

 

    • Windows 7 VM is installed on XenServer.

 

    • ISO of XenDesktop5 is available.

 

    • Windows File Share (CIFS) is setup.



Installing XenServer tools on VMs




      1. Copy the XenDesktop5.iso to the CIFS share.

 

      1. Select the VM and then select the XenDesktop5.iso from the CIFS share




 




      1. Right-click on the VM and select the Install XenServer Tools option.




 





      1. Click Install XenServer Tools.




 

 

Configuring Virtual Desktop Agent




      1. Install Windows 7 Client VM and select the XenDesktop5.iso from the CIFS share.

 

      1. Right-click the CD drive and select Open.




 




      1. Double-Click AutoSelect Application.




 




      1. Select the Install Virtual Desktop Agent option.




 




      1. Select the Quick Deploy option.




 




      1. Select Install and complete the installation of Virtual Desktop Agent option.




 

 

Installing XenDesktop




      1. Install Windows 2008 R2 server VM on XENserver and select the XenDesktop5.iso from the CIFS share.

 

      1. Right-click the CD drive and select Open.




 




      1. Double-Click AutoSelect Application.




 




      1. Select the Install XenDesktop option.




 




      1. Verify the Licensing Agreement and click Next.




 




      1. Click Next.




 




      1. Click Next.




 




      1. Click Install




 




      1. Click Close and complete the XenDesktop installation.




 

 

Creating a Base image



    1. Install Windows 7 Client on a XenServer and Install XenServer tools.Note: Follow the steps to install Xenserver tools from Install XenServer tools on VM section.

 

    1. Add the Windows 7 client to the DSfW domain. Follow the link below to add the client to the domain.



      Note: Client can be added to the AD domain also. Follow the link below to add the client to AD domain.



 

    1. After rebooting the client , Install XenDesktop AgentNote: Follow the steps to install from the Installing XenDesktop Agent section.

 

    1. Install the OES applications that you want on the Windows7 Client. For example,you can install applications such as Novell Client or iPrint Client.Note: Follow the link below to install the Novell client.



      Follow the link below to install iprint.



 

    1. Shutdown the client and then take the snapshot of the client.



This completes the Base image creation for Quick Deploy.

Creating Quick Virtualized Desktops




      1. Install Windows 2008 R2 server on a Xenserver and Install XenServer tools.Note: Follow the steps to install Xenserver tools from Install Xenserver tools on VM section.

 

      1. Add the Windows 2008 R2 server to the DSfW domain. Follow the link below to add the server to the domain.



        Note: Windows server can be added to the AD domain also. Follow the link below to add the server to AD domain.



 

      1. After rebooting the server, Install XenDesktop.Note: Follow the steps to install XenDesktop from the Installing XenDesktop section.

 

      1. Select the Citrix XenDesktop studio option from All Programs.

 

      1. Select the Quick deploy option.




 




      1. Specify the name of the site and click Next.




 




      1. Specify the Host type. Specify the Xenserver IP address and the credentials and click Next.




 




      1. Specify the storage type and Network and click Next.




 




      1. Select the Base Image and click Next.




 




      1. Specify the Number of virtual machines to create and click Next

        Note: You can browse and specify the AD /DSFW location or by default, the computer's Organizational Unit will be selected.

 

      1. Click Add to add the user accounts.




 




      1. Specify the user and check for the domain users in the Enter the object names to select field. Click OK.




 




      1. Verify the summary and click Finish to proceed with the configuration.




 




      1. The configuration will begin.




 



    1. Click Close. This will complete the creation of virtualized desktops.



Accessing the OES Applications


This section provides information about how to access Novell client and Novell iPrint after you create virtual desktops.

Novell Client


After you create virtual desktops, you must login to the virtual desktop using the domain user credentials. After a successful login, you can now access the file server of the domain tree using Novell client. For more information, refer to the link below:



Note: If you want to login to a different tree from Novell client, follow the instructions specified in the link below:



Novell iPrint


After you create virtual desktops, you must login to the virtual desktop using the domain user credentials. After a successful login, you can start using the iPrint client.

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  • Every time I start Desktop Studio I see only "Join existing deployment" option available.
    As I understand only "Join existing deployment" option available indicating on AD problems in my case DSFW problems.
    Please describe how you achieved your results.
    Thanks.

    P.S. My environment:
    SLES 10 SP4 with latest pathes
    OES2 SP3 with latest pathes
    Windows Server 2008R2
    Citrix XenDesktop 5
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  • Every time I start Desktop Studio I see only "Join existing deployment" option available.
    As I understand only "Join existing deployment" option available indicating on AD problems in my case DSFW problems.
    Please describe how you achieved your results.
    Thanks.

    P.S. My environment:
    SLES 10 SP4 with latest pathes
    OES2 SP3 with latest pathes
    Windows Server 2008R2
    Citrix XenDesktop 5
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