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XenApp 5 - Feature Pack
Technical Overview




Fabian Kienle
Business Development Manager CE
XenApp 5 - Feature Pack Technical Overview

                     New Features

                  User Profile Manager

   ...
XenApp 5 - Feature Pack Technical Overview

                  New Features

                  User Profile Manager

      ...
What is XenApp 5 Feature Pack?

• An umbrella to group new
  XenApp features released
  during Q1
  – Multiple release dat...
XenApp 5 Feature Pack                                                         Provisioning services
                      ...
Why are Provisioning Services so smart for your
infrastructure ?

                Silo 1


                               ...
Using the advantages of virtualisation without need for a
hypervisor by simply using the existing server hardware

    Sil...
…. And even if you introduce a hypervisor and VMs later:
  Provisioning services easily serves both, physical and virtual ...
Branch Acceleration
• A feature of Branch Repeater/
  WANScaler that enables
  ICA acceleration
  – WANScaler 5.0 and Bran...
The XenApp Server Side of Branch Acceleration
• A XenApp server hotfix that enables
  ICA acceleration support
  – Will be...
Citrix Easy Call: Now available in ALL editions !!
                         EasyCall          PBX
                        ...
EasyCall Voice Services 2.2

• No longer a physical appliance; now a
  XenServer 5 virtual machine
  – Can be used with Xe...
New EasyCall Conferencing – Click and Join
• Web-assisted callback audio conferencing
Web Interface 5.1
• Primarily targeted for XenDesktop 3.0 release
• Centralized configuration site removed
  – If upgradin...
And More!

• New Linux plugin version 11.0 now supports SpeedScreen
  Multimedia Acceleration
• EdgeSight for Load Testing...
XenApp 5 - Feature Pack Technical Overview

                       New Features

                 User Profile Manager

  ...
User Profile Manager (UPM)
• Also known as Portable Profiles or Portable Profile Manager
  – All GUI screens read User Pro...
Profile Basics

• Data such as Outlook signature, use of
  personalized menus, and Windows Explorer
  views are retained i...
Sequential Priority of Profile Settings

         Without UPM                                 With UPM

• Terminal Service...
Functional Overview - Logon                    XenApp Servers




                                                        ...
XenApp 5 - Feature Pack Technical Overview

                     New Features

                  User Profile Manager

   ...
What is Workflow Studio?
Workflow Studio (WFS) in the Citrix Delivery Center


                                 Workflow Studio


                 ...
What is Workflow Studio?

• Automates manual tasks
• Provides a visual interface to programming
• Simple management interf...
Applicability

Audience                                   Applicability
             • Comfortable with Visual Studio and ...
Workflows
• Collection of two or more activities
  linked together
• Workflows are instructions to perform a task
• Source...
Architecture & Components
Workflow Studio Architecture

  1.0 release                                             Future

                          ...
Workflow Studio Console



         Navigation                 Actions
           Pane                      Pane




     ...
Workflow Studio Designer




                      Designer
       Activity        Pane      Configuration
        Pane   ...
Workflow Studio Summary

• Workflow Studio automates manual tasks
• Target audience for building and running workflows is ...
XenApp 5 - Feature Pack Technical Overview

                      New Features

                   User Profile Manager

 ...
What is Citrix Receiver for Windows?

• Manages installation and updates of Citrix plugins
• Provides unified client exper...
Citrix Receiver for Windows
Components


                • Citrix Receiver - Installed on end-user desktop
               ...
Citrix Receiver Update Server
Citrix Receiver Update Server
                                                                                     Citrix ...
Citrix Receiver Update Server
                                Citrix Receiver
                                Update Serve...
Citrix Receiver Administrator Console
Citrix Receiver Administrator Console
Plugin installers
• Plugin updates
  available from
  Citrix.com
• Advertised in con...
XenApp 5 - Feature Pack Technical Overview

                      New Features

                   User Profile Manager

 ...
Citrix Receiver for iPhone
Product overview

• Obtained from the Apple quot;App-Storequot; only and
  cannot be obtained f...
XenApp 5 Feature Pack Summary
• XenApp 5 Feature Pack includes:            • Use these new features to
                   ...
Transform your datacenter
   into a delivery center
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  1. 1. XenApp 5 - Feature Pack Technical Overview Fabian Kienle Business Development Manager CE
  2. 2. XenApp 5 - Feature Pack Technical Overview New Features User Profile Manager Workflow Studio Citrix Receiver for Windows Citrix Receiver for iPhone
  3. 3. XenApp 5 - Feature Pack Technical Overview New Features User Profile Manager Workflow Studio Citrix Receiver for Windows Citrix Receiver for iPhone
  4. 4. What is XenApp 5 Feature Pack? • An umbrella to group new XenApp features released during Q1 – Multiple release dates between January and March • Applies to: – Presentation Server 4.5/XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2003 – XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2008
  5. 5. XenApp 5 Feature Pack Provisioning services Load testing services Profile management Workflow Studio orchestration New to XenApp Single sign-on Single sign-on (offline included) New/change to edition WAN Optimization Branch optimization Existing feature Load testing services EdgeSight performance monitoring Profile management Secure application access Workflow Studio orchestration SmartAuditor EasyCall voice services EasyCall voice services Enterprise Management Enterprise Management Resource & Installation Resource & Installation Manager, Workflow Studio orchestration Manager, CPU/Memory Optimization, CPU/Memory Optimization, EasyCall voice services Health Assistant, MOM, UNIX apps Health Assistant, MOM, UNIX apps App streaming (offline included) Application streaming App streaming (offline included) Application streaming App streaming (offline included) Hosted application delivery Hosted application delivery Hosted application delivery
  6. 6. Why are Provisioning Services so smart for your infrastructure ? Silo 1 A Server Streaming Provisioning Server Software B Silo 2 Network storage C Silo 3 Provisioning Server ‘Builder’ stores OS & Workload Images onto the storage
  7. 7. Using the advantages of virtualisation without need for a hypervisor by simply using the existing server hardware Silo 1 A Server Streaming Provisioning Server Software B Silo 2 Network storage C Silo 3 Servers will be rebooted. OS & Workload will be streamed out of the same network storage.
  8. 8. …. And even if you introduce a hypervisor and VMs later: Provisioning services easily serves both, physical and virtual servers OS and Workload will be streamed from the same network storage A XenServer Hypervisor virtualised server B Provisioning Server (Streaming Network Storage Service) By using Provisioning Services, only a few images physical servers will be necessary,instead of many VMs
  9. 9. Branch Acceleration • A feature of Branch Repeater/ WANScaler that enables ICA acceleration – WANScaler 5.0 and Branch Repeater 1.5 • Automatically accelerates ICA traffic across WAN links ICA • Only applicable to the Windows Server 2003 x86 platform at this time – Applicable to both Presentation Server 4.5 and XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2003 – Works with all editions: Advanced, Enterprise, and Platinum; licensing only included with Platinum – XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2008 support in the future
  10. 10. The XenApp Server Side of Branch Acceleration • A XenApp server hotfix that enables ICA acceleration support – Will be publicly released on Feb 20; coincides with WANScaler feature release date XenApp – Hotfix is PSE450R03W2K3WS (English, Spanish, French and German) requires – Requires that HRP3 is pre-installed and a reboot hotfix – This hotfix will also be incorporated into HRP4, to be released in early April • The hotfix, as well as HRP4, can be applied to CPS 4.5 or XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2003 • The benefits of Branch Acceleration WANScaler and Branch Repeater – Compression ratios are now in the 4:1 to 6:1; previously 2:1 to 3:1 require only new – Print time for PDF documents on 85% utilized WAN reduced up to 38% version – See CTX119036
  11. 11. Citrix Easy Call: Now available in ALL editions !! EasyCall PBX Gateway Call to Outbound Originator Call Call Bridged
  12. 12. EasyCall Voice Services 2.2 • No longer a physical appliance; now a XenServer 5 virtual machine – Can be used with XenServer Express— free! – Up to 4000 calls per hour per EasyCall Gateway – Up to 50 EasyCall Conferencing active participants per EasyCall Gateway – Up to four EasyCall Gateways in a cluster • All editions of XenApp now include EasyCall user licenses – Previously only Platinum
  13. 13. New EasyCall Conferencing – Click and Join • Web-assisted callback audio conferencing
  14. 14. Web Interface 5.1 • Primarily targeted for XenDesktop 3.0 release • Centralized configuration site removed – If upgrading from a previous version, existing centralized sites are converted to locally configured sites – Support for UNC path for WebInterface.conf • Plugin download process modified – RDP can still be used but download no longer an option – Upgrade and/or download of these plugins available: – Streaming – Linux – Solaris • Can upgrade from WI 4.0 or higher; supports CPS 4.0 and higher
  15. 15. And More! • New Linux plugin version 11.0 now supports SpeedScreen Multimedia Acceleration • EdgeSight for Load Testing can be used on XenApp Enterprise and Platinum edition servers • Provisioning Server for Data Centers will only allow XenApp server Platinum workloads to be provisioned
  16. 16. XenApp 5 - Feature Pack Technical Overview New Features User Profile Manager Workflow Studio Citrix Receiver for Windows Citrix Receiver for iPhone
  17. 17. User Profile Manager (UPM) • Also known as Portable Profiles or Portable Profile Manager – All GUI screens read User Profile Manager; Citrix web site reads User Profile Manager • Functions with XenApp, XenDesktop, and local desktop • Controlled by GPO; managed by Group Policy Management Console – No proprietary management console and no dedicated servers required – Can also be configured locally via INI files • Service runs on each managed computer • Supports migration from roaming or local profile; not mandatory
  18. 18. Profile Basics • Data such as Outlook signature, use of personalized menus, and Windows Explorer views are retained in roaming profile – Some settings can be stored in folders that can be controlled by folder redirection • Terminal Services profiles apply only to Terminal Services and XenApp sessions – Terminal Services profiles do not apply to desktops
  19. 19. Sequential Priority of Profile Settings Without UPM With UPM • Terminal Services profile – GPO • User Profile Manager – GPO • Terminal Services profile – User • User Profile Manager – Local property GPO* or INI • Roaming profile – GPO (only Windows 2008 AD and Vista) • Roaming Profile – User property *not officially supported
  20. 20. Functional Overview - Logon XenApp Servers XenDesktop Streamed/Delivered Desktops Local Windows Devices Profiles stored via File Share My Settings File Servers User Profile Manager Service
  21. 21. XenApp 5 - Feature Pack Technical Overview New Features User Profile Manager Workflow Studio Citrix Receiver for Windows Citrix Receiver for iPhone
  22. 22. What is Workflow Studio?
  23. 23. Workflow Studio (WFS) in the Citrix Delivery Center Workflow Studio XenDesktop XenApp XenServer NetScaler Users Apps “Enables value-add custom solutions that integrate Citrix Delivery Center components”
  24. 24. What is Workflow Studio? • Automates manual tasks • Provides a visual interface to programming • Simple management interface • Drag-and-drop functionality • Introductory release Note: Some tasks may require programming knowledge
  25. 25. Applicability Audience Applicability • Comfortable with Visual Studio and .NET programming Developers • Ability to extend the integration points • Creating custom activity libraries • Audience is not comfortable in Visual Studio Scripters • Comfortable with technologies like PowerShell, VBScript, and Batch files • Extend workflows with these technologies without needing to write code • Not comfortable with scripts or development work Admins • Will leverage output of above audiences
  26. 26. Workflows • Collection of two or more activities linked together • Workflows are instructions to perform a task • Source files are compiled into a .dll • The source files are stored in the SQL database • Workflows are editable as needed • Current limitations – Limited by Windows data protection encryption rules – No spaces allowed when saving a workflow
  27. 27. Architecture & Components
  28. 28. Workflow Studio Architecture 1.0 release Future + Management Console / Designer Management Console / Designer Runtime • Embedded designer with management • Embedded designer with management • Separate Installation console console • Multiple instances per server • WFS.EXE • WFS.EXE • WorkflowRuntimeHostService.exe Designer Runtime Designer Runtime • WorkflowExpressRuntime.exe • WorkflowExpressRuntime.exe Runtime • WorkflowRuntimeHostService.exe
  29. 29. Workflow Studio Console Navigation Actions Pane Pane Information Pane
  30. 30. Workflow Studio Designer Designer Activity Pane Configuration Pane Pane Results Pane
  31. 31. Workflow Studio Summary • Workflow Studio automates manual tasks • Target audience for building and running workflows is the IT Admin – The audience for building more complex workflows and activity libraries are the developers • Citrix product specific activity libraries will not ship with this release • Must install all components on one machine – Separate component installation in future release
  32. 32. XenApp 5 - Feature Pack Technical Overview New Features User Profile Manager Workflow Studio Citrix Receiver for Windows Citrix Receiver for iPhone
  33. 33. What is Citrix Receiver for Windows? • Manages installation and updates of Citrix plugins • Provides unified client experience • Supported Citrix plugins with this release – XenApp for Hosted and Streamed Apps – Access Gateway Enterprise Edition – EasyCall • Outside the LAN, Citrix Receiver for Windows can automatically connect to AGEE VPN before launching XenApp application
  34. 34. Citrix Receiver for Windows Components • Citrix Receiver - Installed on end-user desktop • Citrix Receiver Update Server - Linux-based XenServer Virtual Machine – Note: XenServer Express can be used to host the Update Server VM • Citrix Receiver Administrator Console - Web console used to administer the Update Server and configure plugin packages Citrix.com • Update Notification Service – Notifies Update Server of available plugins
  35. 35. Citrix Receiver Update Server
  36. 36. Citrix Receiver Update Server Citrix Receiver – Ships as a pre-installed XenServer 5.x virtual machine Update Server downloaded from citrix.com (Virtual Appliance) – Virtual machine must be imported into a XenServer – XenServer Express edition can be used by customers without a XenServer license – Other virtualization platforms are not supported at this time – Linux-based operating system – No installation necessary – Server configuration is done using a web based admin console – Integrates with Active Directory only – Active Directory integration is configured as part of the initial setup
  37. 37. Citrix Receiver Update Server Citrix Receiver Update Server Notifications LAN, WAN, M Update Notification Service obile Users (Citrix.com) Administrative Installers and Reports MetaData
  38. 38. Citrix Receiver Administrator Console
  39. 39. Citrix Receiver Administrator Console Plugin installers • Plugin updates available from Citrix.com • Advertised in console quot;New Installersquot; section • Download installer and metadata file to desktop • Upload installer and metadata file to CR Update Server
  40. 40. XenApp 5 - Feature Pack Technical Overview New Features User Profile Manager Workflow Studio Citrix Receiver for Windows Citrix Receiver for iPhone
  41. 41. Citrix Receiver for iPhone Product overview • Obtained from the Apple quot;App-Storequot; only and cannot be obtained from citrix.com • Functionality similar to XenApp plugin for Hosted Apps • Release by march 31st 2009
  42. 42. XenApp 5 Feature Pack Summary • XenApp 5 Feature Pack includes: • Use these new features to add value to: Platinum Edition Enterprise Edition Advanced Edition – Presentation will be posted to iGuide.citrite.net
  43. 43. Transform your datacenter into a delivery center
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