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Citrix Day 2014: XenApp / XenDesktop 7.6

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Slides zur Präsentation von Roger Bösch, Citrix, am Citrix Day 2014 von Digicomp:

XenDesktop ist Marktführer im Bereich Desktop-Virtualisierung und liefert die einzige Komplettlösung zur Mobilisierung von Windows-Anwendungen und -Desktops für beliebige Anwendungsfälle. Sie lernen die Neuerungen der aktuellen Version aus technischer Sicht kennen, erhalten Tipps und Tricks und weitere Informationen darüber, was Citrix Workspace Suite zu bieten hat.

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Citrix Day 2014: XenApp / XenDesktop 7.6

  1. 1. Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp 7.6 Technical Update Roger Bösch Citrix Systems International GmbH
  2. 2. XenApp & XenDesktop 7.6 Flexcast Management Architecture
  3. 3. © 2014 Citrix. 3 Confidential. Windows app and desktop virtualization 7.6 Deliver virtual Windows desktops with the best cost, performance and security for every business need Windows app virtualization Mobilize Windows apps for maximum security, control and performance Build-on the FlexCast Management Architecture (FMA)
  4. 4. © 2014 Citrix. 4 Confidential. Independent IMA Management Architecture XenApp 6.5 and before Flexcast FMA Management Architecture XenApp 7.x & XenDesktop 5.x
  5. 5. Different Infrastructures (old way) Delivery Services Console © 2014 Citrix. 5 Confidential. Citrix Studio Receiver Delivery Controller DB DB XenApp Controller XenApp 6.5 Farm (IMA) XenDesktop 5.6 FP1 Site (FMA) IMA IMA Server OS Workers Desktop OS Workers Provisioning PVS Services PVS Console EdgeSight Console VDA Web Interface
  6. 6. Integrated FMA © 2014 Citrix. 6 Confidential. Storefront / Receiver for Web Citrix Studio Receiver DB Server OS Workers Citrix Director Delivery Controller Desktop OS Workers Provisioning Services VDA VDA Provisioning Console
  7. 7. XenDesktop 7.x Infrastructure Server 2008R2 / Server 2012 / Server 2012R2 Physical VDI Hosted Shared Local Heavy workloads, Remote PC access 3D Workloads, Personal Desktops Scalable, Affordable Laptop XenApp 7 / XenDesktop 7 XenUCselrisent
  8. 8. XenApp Editions Packaged and priced for tactical adoption Solid foundation for secure, on-demand application delivery to users anywhere with maximum performance © 2014 Citrix. 8 Confidential. Proven enterprise class, on-demand, high-performance hosted shared app and desktop virtualization solution with HDX™ technology that is optimized for managing larger environments Platinum Edition Most robust and secure solution to deliver applications as an on-demand service to any user with powerful tools for greater scalability, control and visibility of the most complex environments XenApp 7.6 With Concurrent Licensing Only Enterprise Edition Advanced Edition
  9. 9. XenDesktop Editions Packaged and priced for broad adoption for all users Scalable VDI-only implementations with HDX™ technology © 2014 Citrix. 9 Confidential. Enterprise-class desktop virtualization with FlexCast™ delivery technology Platinum Edition Comprehensive desktop virtualization solution with advanced networking, management and security XenDesktop 7.6 With User/Device or Concurrent Licensing Enterprise Edition VDI Edition
  10. 10. Superior User Experience
  11. 11. Superior User Experience Extending HDX Technology What’s New • Instant App Access • HTML5 for Chrome OS • Accelerated graphics performance • Improved USB Integration • Virtual IP loopback • HDX Mobile SDK v2 • HDX RealTime Optimization Pack for Lync © 2014 Citrix. 11 Confidential.
  12. 12. The Native User Logon Process Logon & authentication Profile load GPO processing Logon scripts Drive mappings © 2014 Citrix. 12 Confidential. Printer mapping App launch Does not start until user selects app
  13. 13. Instant App Access A simple, two pronged approach © 2014 Citrix. 13 Confidential. How it works: • When user logs into Receiver, starts a XenApp session with “dummy” app • Session remains until time expires or load too high • User selected app immediately starts in same session Why it is good: • Eliminates more than 90% logon time • No long logon duration complaints • User experiences instantaneous app launches Application Prelaunch
  14. 14. Instant App Access A simple, two pronged approach How it works: • When user closes last app in a session, the session remains active • Session remains until time expires or load too high Why it is good: • Users often close an app before starting another app • Eliminates constant log off/on scenarios • Provides a more desktop-like experience © 2014 Citrix. 14 Confidential. Application Lingering
  15. 15. The XenApp 7.6 User Logon Process Logon & authentication Profile load GPO processing Logon scripts Drive mappings © 2014 Citrix. 15 Confidential. Printer mapping App launch Auto-starts when Receiver starts Pause until user selects app
  16. 16. Generic USB redirection for XenApp New for XenApp 7.6! USB redirection for XenApp (RDS) and UBS 3.0 Single hop, full published desktops Will enable 3DConnexion Space Mouse on XenApp © 2014 Citrix. 19 Confidential.
  17. 17. Virtual IP Loopback How it works: • XenApp server allocates unique IP address to each session • Entire session or specific apps Why it is good: • Better app compatibility • Improved network monitoring • Granular policy © 2014 Citrix. 20 Confidential. Virtual IP
  18. 18. Key Highlights of StoreFront 2.6 Enriching the XenApp and XenDesktop user experience Increased Usability • Improved Receiver for HTML5 (apps & desktops) • Receiver for Web access on mobile browsers • My Apps folder • Simplified configuration • FQDN Extended Functionality & Security • XenApp & XenDesktop 7.6 updates • Advanced RSA Adaptive Authentication • Extensible authentication SDK • Smart Card authentication options • Kerberos constrained delegation for XenApp 6.5 © 2014 Citrix. 21 Confidential.
  19. 19. © 2014 Citrix. 22 Confidential. HTML5 Receiver & Receiver for Chrome
  20. 20. © 2014 Citrix. 23 Confidential. Anonymous Access Fast, secure access to healthcare apps Healthcare professionals need fast, instant access to healthcare apps • No user logon process • Two-step admin configuration • Unauthenticated (anonymous) and authenticated apps, together • Troubleshoot issues with Director
  21. 21. Unauthenticated (Anonymous) Access © 2014 Citrix. 24 Confidential. Delivery Group Store 24
  22. 22. HDX RealTime: Complementary approaches Generic: Media-over-ICA Optimized: Peer-to-peer © 2014 Citrix. 25 Confidential. User Interface Business Logic Media Engine unmodified softphone architecture User Interface Business Logic user device Media Engine server virtual channel modified softphone architecture
  23. 23. Optimization Pack Compatibility Matrix – Skyfall Software Component Version Number Citrix Servers XenDesktop (Win 7, 8.1) 5.6, 7.x – Enterprise, Platinum XenApp (Win Server 2008 R2, 2012 [R2]) 6.5, 7.x – Enterprise, Platinum VDI-in-a-Box 5.2 and above User Devices Windows 7, 8.1, Thin PC, XPe, WES7 Linux Ubuntu, Fedora Red Hat, SUSE, CentOS Mac 10.9, 10.10 Microsoft Lync Lync client Lync 2010 (32-bit) Backend Lync infrastructure (Front-End Server, Edge Server, A-V Conferencing Server, etc.) © 2014 Citrix. 39 Confidential. Lync Server 2010, Lync Server 2013 © Citrix – CONFIDENTIAL – The development, release and timing of any features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion and are subject to change without notice or consultation. The information provided is for informational purposes only and is not a commitment, promise or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions or incorporated into any contract.
  24. 24. Improved Security
  25. 25. Improved Security Worldwide recognition as the industry standard for app security © 2014 Citrix. 41 Confidential. FIPS 140-2 Compliant & Common Criteria evaluation XenApp & XenDeskotp has achieved Common Criteria evaluation milestone, first & only in industry XenApp & XenDesktop are FIPS compliant, simplifying highly regulated compliance
  26. 26. Two-Way Clipboard © 2014 Citrix. 44 Confidential. One-Way (Client-to-Server) Clipboard One-Way (Server-to-Client) Clipboard No Clipboard Granular Clipboard Security All data Only text Only bitmaps
  27. 27. Clipboard Control Clipboard Restriction Policy Clipboard Content Policy © 2014 Citrix. 45 Confidential.
  28. 28. Simplified Management
  29. 29. © 2014 Citrix. 47 Confidential. Background on IOPS The good and the bad
  30. 30. Good and Bad IOPS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 © 2014 Citrix. 48 Confidential. Sequential Access Random Access 18 7 17 8 13 6 9 20 19 2 15 16 12 1 5 10 14 4 21 3 11 22
  31. 31. The XenApp & XenDesktop 7.6 Approach to IOPS 18 7 17 8 13 6 9 20 19 2 15 16 12 1 5 10 14 4 21 3 11 22 © 2014 Citrix. 49 Confidential. Place small, random writes in RAM As RAM consumed, sequence and write larger blocks to disk 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  32. 32. © 2014 Citrix. 50 Confidential. 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 Windows 2012R2 Windows 7 IOPS Native Disk PVS (Disk Cache) PVS (RAM Cache) XenDesktop eliminates over 90% of the IOPS without any extra storage hardware. (RAM Cache with Overflow on Disk Cache)
  33. 33. © 2014 Citrix. 52 Confidential. Connection Leasing A safety net for your users
  34. 34. Pre-XenApp 7.6 Normal operations 1. User authenticates to © 2014 Citrix. 53 Confidential. StoreFront 2. StoreFront forwards credentials 3. Controller authenticates user and enumerates resources via the DB 4. Receiver receives response and starts session Site DB 1 2 3 4 StoreFront Delivery Controller User XenApp
  35. 35. Pre-XenApp 7.6 Database outage 1. User authenticates to © 2014 Citrix. 54 Confidential. StoreFront 2. StoreFront forwards credentials 3. Controller authenticates user and fails to enumerate resources as DB is offline 4. User cannot start session Site DB 1 2 3 StoreFront Delivery Controller User XenApp
  36. 36. XenApp 7.6 Normal Operations © 2014 Citrix. 55 Confidential. 1. User authenticates to StoreFront 2. StoreFront forwards credentials 3. Controller authenticates user and enumerates resources via the DB 4. Receiver receives response and starts session 5. Controller logs resource access in local XML file Site DB 1 2 3 4 StoreFront Delivery Controller User XenApp XML File 5
  37. 37. XenApp 7.6 Database outage © 2014 Citrix. 56 Confidential. 1. User authenticates to StoreFront 2. StoreFront forwards credentials 3. Controller authenticates user and fails to enumerate resources as DB is offline 4. Controller accesses local XML file and enumerates resources 5. Receiver receives response and starts session Site DB 1 2 3 StoreFront Delivery Controller User XenApp XML File 4 5
  38. 38. © 2014 Citrix. 58 Confidential. The image management challenge Multiple images App compatibility with other apps App dependencies
  39. 39. AppDNA 7.6 simplifies App Migration for Windows EOL A robust tool integrated into XenApp and XenDesktop Platinum What’s New Dependency Mapping Interoperability Testing Build Assessment WorxWeb Compatibility Analysis © 2014 Citrix. 59 Confidential. Free AppDNA Training Course http://training.citrix.com/mod/ctxcatalog/course.php?id=857
  40. 40. The right alerts, reports and tools for Support © 2014 Citrix. 63 Confidential.
  41. 41. © 2014 Citrix. 64 Confidential. Application Usage Reporting Licensing Alerts Hotfix Inventory
  42. 42. Simplifying App Management and Monitoring Enhancements to Citrix Studio and System Center integration App Folders Citrix Connector © 2014 Citrix. 65 Confidential. Deploy software to XenApp & XenDesktop Create published apps using Conf Manager Operational enhancements like user logoff Support Citrix provisioning (PVS and MCS) Unified policy control for published app, MSI and App-V
  43. 43. HP Moonshot for XenDesktop and XenApp
  44. 44. Simplify application and desktop delivery HP Moonshot with Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Application Delivery Hosted Desktop Infrastructure1 HP ProLiant m710 Delivering a broad range of hosted applications Delivering hosted desktops © Copyright 2014 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. HP ProLiant m700 1 HP ConvergedSystem 100 with Citrix XenDesktop 4 Xeon cores, integrated GPU, 10Gb networking 4 PC’s per cartridge with integrated GPU Scale efficiently to deliver a range of applications - from productivity to audio/video to graphics Predictable desktop performance from dedicated server to end user with up to 6x faster graphics frames per second1 One common platform Gain control & reduce complexity Accelerate business innovation Fewer components to manage with significantly less cabling Host more apps and desktops in the data center Realize breakthrough economics Reduce OpEx with fixed cost per user and CapEx with no virtualization layer or SAN
  45. 45. XenApp / XenDesktop Feature Matrix
  46. 46. XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 Feature Matrix © 2014 Citrix. 81 Confidential.
  47. 47. XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 Feature Matrix © 2014 Citrix. 82 Confidential.
  48. 48. XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 Feature Matrix © 2014 Citrix. 83 Confidential.
  49. 49. XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 Feature Matrix © 2014 Citrix. 84 Confidential.
  50. 50. XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 Feature Matrix © 2014 Citrix. 85 Confidential.
  51. 51. XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 Feature Matrix © 2014 Citrix. 86 Confidential.
  52. 52. XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 Feature Matrix © 2014 Citrix. 87 Confidential.
  53. 53. XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 Feature Matrix © 2014 Citrix. 88 Confidential.
  54. 54. XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 Feature Matrix © 2014 Citrix. 89 Confidential.
  55. 55. XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 Feature Matrix © 2014 Citrix. 90 Confidential.
  56. 56. XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 Feature Matrix © 2014 Citrix. 91 Confidential.
  57. 57. XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 Feature Matrix © 2014 Citrix. 92 Confidential.
  58. 58. XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 Feature Matrix © 2014 Citrix. 93 Confidential.
  59. 59. XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 Feature Matrix © 2014 Citrix. 94 Confidential.
  60. 60. XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 Feature Matrix © 2014 Citrix. 95 Confidential.
  61. 61. XenApp/XenDesktop 7.5 Feature Matrix © 2014 Citrix. 96 Confidential.
  62. 62. XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6 Feature Matrix © 2014 Citrix. 97 Confidential.
  63. 63. © 2014 Citrix. 98 Confidential. WORK BETTER. LIVE BETTER.

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