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Established Member.. Mukesh3
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Publish ALM URL on citrix

We have a requirement to access HP ALM PC 12.20 from citrix layer and I need to feed the required information to Citrix Team for this.

Can you please let me know any documents containing the requirement for publishing the ALM image to citrix? Also I need to feed the cpu and memory footprints required for ALM applications. Are there any standard available or I just execute a run on the client machine and capture the Operating System resources on the machine. Please advise.

Thanks in advance !

 

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Re: Publish ALM URL on citrix

Hi Dhingra,

We cannot have ALM deployed and accessed through Citrix. That would be a license violation. However you can test Citrix applications via ALM/PC, same as how you would do it with LoadRunner. So you can performance test Citrix based apps from PC using Citrix Vuser protocol but not deploy ALM itself in Citrix environment

Pls open a support case for this if this needs to be detailed further

Thanks,

Microfocus Support

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Established Member.. Mukesh3
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Re: Publish ALM URL on citrix

Hi

HP ALM guide mentions ALM client can be published on citrix or vmware. There are many applications which are published on citrix layer like MS Word, IE etc....

To be more specific ALM is installed on a standlone machine, only the ALM client is required to publish on citrix layer.

 

Please find the snippet from HP ALM Installation guide :-

"If your users connect to ALM over a virtual environment, such as Citrix or VMware, you can
deploy ALM components on a shared location that all users can access. To enable a shared
deployment, run the Shared Deployment for Virtual Environments add-in from the HP
Application Lifecycle Management Add-ins page. For more information on installing add-ins,
refer to the HP Application Lifecycle Management Administrator Guide.".

Please advise !

 

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Micro Focus Expert
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Re: Publish ALM URL on citrix

Ok got it. So you trying to access the client over a virtual environment. Since this add in is very specific to ALM, there may be some additional configuration needed on the ALM side. I would suggest opening an ALM support request for this.

Alternately, you can post this same question on ALM forum so someone can respond with more details around this

Thanks,

Microfocus Support

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Re: Publish ALM URL on citrix

Hi Dhingra,

Effectively ALM can be published through Citrix XenApp or XenDesktop in general terms you just need to publish the IE browser application as a shortcut  for accesss the ALM URL.

Then is necessary to install the ALM client with the Share deployment option. Shared Deployment for Virtual Environments. Deploys ALM components on a shared location that can be accessed by all users. This is useful if users connect to ALM over a virtual environment, such as Citrix or VMware.

You have two options - both are available from the Add-Ins Page

 1. If its only one machine then select the option : Shared Deployment for Virtual Environments. Do this on the Citris Server itself

2. If you have a server farm then create am msi file for the Client components. Details of how to deploy for Citrix as in the User Guide

The idea is that once that the IE browser is launch the ALM client is going to be initialized in the Citrix server creating a virtual session for the published ALM URL. 

To install an ALM add-in:

Choose Help > ALM Add-ins in the ALM main window. The HP Application Lifecycle Management Resources Add-ins page opens, enabling you to select additional add-ins.

Shared Deployment for Virtual Environments

Shared Deployment for Virtual Environments deploys ALM client components on a shared location of a client machine. This is useful for users on virtual environments such as Citrix and VMware accessing the same location.

Installation Instructions:

  1. Log on to the machine as a local user or a domain user with administrator privileges. Ensure that you have the file system permissions listed below.
  2. Click Install Shared Deployment for HP ALM Client.
  3. Install the add-in each time ALM Platform is upgraded.

Notes:

  • If ArgsEditor.dll fails to register during the add-in download, you must reinstall Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable. For more information, see HP Software Self-solve knowledge base article KM523641.
  • To register components on the client machine run the HP ALM Client Registration add-in.
     

Required Permissions:

You must have the following file system permissions:

  • Full read and write permissions on the HP\ALM-Platform deployment folder. This is located at:
    • Windows Vista and Windows 7: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%
    • Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data
  • Full read and write permissions to the Temp (%TEMP% or %TMP%) directory. The installer program writes installation and log files to this directory. This is generally located at C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Temp.

Notes:

1- The installation instructions might change depening on the ALM version that is present in your enviroment.

2- As was mentioned by our colleague Ravi is a good practice to open a support ticket with the ALM team.

If you find that this or any post resolves your issue, please be sure to mark it as an accepted solution.
 
Alfredo Díaz Canales
HPE Software Expert Engineer
LoadRunner - Performance Center .

 
 

 

 

Established Member.. Mukesh3
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Re: Publish ALM URL on citrix

Thanks we will try the mentioned steps.

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