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CEC XenApp 6.5 New Features Impact


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CEC XenApp 6.5 New Features Impact

  1. 1. Club des Experts Citrix5th December 2011 Citrix XenApp 6.5 New features Impact on production env. Stephane Thirion - ACTIVLAN
  2. 2. Stephane ThirionCTO - IT Architect in Activlan - France (Contractor / Consulting)Blog : http://www.archy.netEmail : / sthirion@activlan.comTwitter : @archynet
  3. 3. Summary Single Sign On AppCenterService Provider Automation Pack Enhanced Desktop Experience Desktop Director 2 Migration Center Power and Capacity Management HDX Instant App Access Printing Optimization Service Monitoring SmartAuditor Receiver Multi-Stream ICA User Profile Management App Streaming 6.5
  4. 4. People  shou*ng  
  5. 5. Instant App AccessApp Streaming 6.5HDXMulti-Stream ICAEDE - SPAP
  6. 6. Instant App Access Session Pre-launch Linger Fast-re-connect
  7. 7. Session Pre-Launch•  Can provide “better than local” experience•  Just-in-Time Pre-Launch•  Scheduled Pre-Launch•  Easily managed through policy settings
  8. 8. Session Linger & Reconnect• Dramatically reduces time to reconnect to a session• Simple policy settings •  Linger disconnect timer •  Linger terminate timer• Fast reconnect • No policy settings required
  9. 9. From Powerpoint to reality Configuration •  Pre-Launch / Session lingering and fast reconnect settings are managed with policies (XenApp and Microsoft)
  10. 10. Demo / Stop motion
  11. 11. From Powerpoint to reality Scheduled Pre-launch Application name : App123 (Realtime trading / contribution) Before XenApp 6.5 With XenApp 6.5 •  600 sessions initiated between •  Schedule Pre-launch app 8h00am and 8h15am configuration •  Logon storm •  Schedule between 05h30 and•  Profile loading is very long 08h30 •  Filer (Profile store) is very busy •  Oracle database is overload •  15 to 20 minutes to be able to work •  Market is opening at 09h00
  12. 12. From Powerpoint to reality Scheduled Pre-launch Application name : App123 (Realtime trading and contribution) + - •  Latest Receiver 3.0 and up •  Latest Receiver 3.0 and up •  The load is spread on 3h00 •  Receiver for Windows only timeframe instead of 15 minutes feature. •  Easy to setup •  Customizing the pre-launch feature using the icaclient.adm file is not supported. •  Registry setting to set on the client device •  Session need to be open and lock •  Pre-launch application create another published application HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARECitrixICA ClientPrelaunch
  13. 13. From Powerpoint to reality Considerations and take away •  When a pre-launch session is created, it takes up a license immediately•  When enable for an app, the setting applies to all users and servers configured for the application•  When creating a Pre-launch app, a new app object is created in the AppCenter console
  14. 14. App StreamingWhat’s new with 6.5 Overview
  15. 15. App Streaming 6.5•  VHD Streaming•  RadeFastLaunch•  SHA2 signing (Still SHA1 for legacy Offline Plug-in support)
  16. 16. HDXNew version Overview
  17. 17. New HDX / Flash for WAN v2 •  Faster HDX performance over the WAN •  Highly responsive up to 300ms network latency •  Compresses, caches and prioritizes traffic •  Available on Receiver for Windows and Linux (Fedora & Ubuntu) •  Flash for WAN v2 •  Internet Explorer 9 support
  18. 18. Multi-Stream ICA Granular Quality of Service for ICA
  19. 19. “Classic” ICA Citrix Receiver Router XenApp 6.5 ICA  14  Virtual  Streams   HTTP  
  20. 20. Multi-Stream ICA Citrix Receiver Router XenApp 6.5 ICA  Real*me   ICA  Real*me   ICA  Interac*ve   ICA  Interac*ve   ICA  Bulk   ICA  Bulk   ICA  Background   ICA  Background   HTTP  
  21. 21. Setup
  22. 22. Enhanced Desktop Experience Win-7 look and feel for hosted shared desktops Service Provider Automation Pack
  23. 23. Before Applying Windows 7 Desktop Experience•  Familiar to IT admins – not users •  Unfamiliar server tools •  Missing Media Player, Snipping tool, etc. •  Plain Start menu •  Plain Task Bar
  24. 24. After Applying Windows 7 Desktop Experience •  More familiar for users •  Support for themes •  Accessory apps (Windows Media Player, Snipping Tool, etc.) •  High-res, vibrant wallpaper •  Win7 Start Menu and Taskbar
  25. 25. Service Provider Automation Pack •  Windows 7 experience enabler •  GPO to lockdown the desktop •  Full XenApp farm automatic deployment •  Use a multi tenant farm with a broker lockdown script •  This is not only for Cloud Providers (CSP) •  If you want to work on XenApp farm automatic deployment (POC etc..)This is an executable file to download, install it and you’ll find all the scripts in c:Program Files...
  26. 26. Service Provider Automation PackXenApp DVD •  Data Collector •  Backup DC •  Licensing Server •  WebInterface server (Configured to use an Access Gateway) •  XenApp worker serverA lot more soon on stay tune !
  27. 27. Additional Features & Enhancements •  Power Capacity Management: •  Hyper-V and ESX support •  PCM Agent configuration via AD policy•  HDX Policy Templates•  EdgeSight 5.4•  Migration Center•  XenApp 6.5 Mobility Pack
  28. 28. Thanks !Questions ? it…  
  29. 29. @archynet Stéphane Thirion /