Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Nov, 2013 Citrix Houston User Group Lee Milam

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Nov, 2013 Citrix Houston User Group Lee Milam"— Presentation transcript:

1 Nov, 2013 Citrix Houston User Group Lee Milam

2 © 2012 Citrix Systems Agenda 2 IntroductionsIntroductions Architecture.Next – XenDesktop 7Architecture.Next – XenDesktop 7 Enterprise Support/MonitoringEnterprise Support/Monitoring Storage ConsiderationsStorage Considerations NetApp UpdateNetApp Update Q & AQ & A

3 © 2012 Citrix Systems Share technical details of Citrix technology Show the product Increase awareness of features Foster community and sharing Have FUN

4 Need to build a Citrix Solution?

5 A Few Quick Announcements Latest Hypervisor Support – CTX131239, CTX Was that fixed? When? – CTX Key Troubleshooting tools? – CTX Secret Windows Updates – CTX XD 7 Upgrade Security – CTX XD 7.x Design Handbook – CTX139331

6 XenDesktop 7: What you should know about FlexCast, Prerequisites, and Migration

7 © 2012 Citrix Systems Version Upgrade XenDesktop Roadmap With an On-ramp for XenApp XenDesktop 5.6 Excalibur XenDesktop 7 Excalibur XenDesktop 7 Merlin XenDesktop 7.x Merlin XenDesktop 7.x Avalon.4 XenApp 6.5 XenApp 6.5 FP2 +App Orchestration +TaaS Merging Lane 2014 Avalon Avalon.3 XenApp 6.5 FP3 Theme: XA feature parity End Mainstream Maintenance Feb 2016 (+ 6 months) +Virtual AppDNA +Mobile AppDNA Bruin XenDesktop 7.1 Bruin XenDesktop 7.1

8 © 2012 Citrix Systems New Platform, New Editions VDIApp Server-based Apps and Desktops Full FlexCastVDI only Platinum Full FlexCast and Cloud-Ready Enterprise XenDesktop 7 Enterprise Platinum

9 © 2012 Citrix Systems Provisioning Services EdgeSight Password Manager (WinXP, 7, Server 2003R2, 2008, and 2008R2) Smart Access and SSL VPN Smart Auditor Preferential Load Balancing Provisioning Services EdgeSight Smart Access and SSL VPN HDX Seamless Local Apps AppDNA migration analysis for Hosted Shared apps HDX Insights (with NS Platinum) XA 6.5 Platinum vs. XD 7 Apps Edition Platinum

10 Storefront Receiver XenDesktop Site Studio DB CBP XenDesktop Workers (VDI) XenDesktop Broker Delivery Services Console XenApp Farm DB IMA XenApp Broker Power &Capacity Mgmt Provisioning Services PVS WMI PVS Console PCM Console XenApp Workers (RDS) FlexCast Management Architecture Unification Web Interface

11 © 2012 Citrix Systems FlexCast management architecture Windows Apps and Desktops as Mobile Services 11

12 © 2012 Citrix Systems © 2012 Citrix | #CitrixSynergy XenDesktop 7: Supported Windows Platforms 12 Controllers (think broker servers) Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Server 2012 Workers (think VMs or physical HDX hosts) Windows XP / Windows Vista Windows 7 / Windows 8 Windows Server 2008 R2 / Windows Server 2012

13 Delivery controller requirements Operating SystemWindows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Disk Space100MB Additional Software.NET 3.5 SP1 (Server 2008 R2 only).NET 4.0 ASP.NET 2.0 PowerShell 2.0 or 3.0 (Server 2008 R2 or 2012) Visual C , 2008 SP1, and 2010

14 © 2012 Citrix Systems Supported database platforms SQL Server 2012 SP1Express, Standard, and Enterprise editions SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2Express, Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter editions Databases are supported in standalone, clustered, and mirrored modes (except the Express Edition, which supports only standalone mode) AlwaysOn Availability groups is supported for SQL Server 2012 Windows authentication is required (SQL authentication is not used)

15 Supported hypervisors XenServer Hyper-V/SCVMMSystem Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Rollup 1 VMWarevSphere 5.1 Update 1 (No support is provided for vSphere vCenter Linked Mode operation) vSphere 5.0 Update 2 vSphere 4.1 Update 3

16 © 2012 Citrix Systems New Features and Changes For XenApp Customers: XenDesktop 7 Apps Edition Combined Infrastructure – FMA Architecture Windows Server 2012 Support System Center 2012 SP1 Support Machine Creation Services for Windows Server OS App-V 5 Integration XenApp Steaming is available for Windows 7 and Server 2008R2 only XenApp Streaming is accomplished by publishing RADERUN command in console Profile Management in Citrix Policies Universal Printer Server Integration Universal Printer Server Windows 2008 R2 SP1 Print Servers Windows bit Print Servers App Edition Server-based Apps and Desktops

17 © 2012 Citrix Systems Changes for XenApp customers XenApp 6.5 (IMA)XenDesktop 7 (FMA) Single, global farm managementProject Merlin (mgmt & help desk) Secure GatewayAccess Gateway VPX or appliance IMA-shadowingDirector + MS RemoteAssistance AppStreamingApp-V 5 support, and AppStreaming via raderun for WS08R2 and Win7 Web InterfaceStoreFront, Receiver for Web SmartAuditorCitrix Ready partner, like: Observe-IT

18 Scalability information Release over Release Server 2008 R2 VDAs have shown an 8.8% increase in user density over XenApp 6.5 Windows 7 VDA tests have shown to be equal to that of XD 5.6 FP1 (with Aero disabled, both legacy and H.264 are comparable) XD7 vs. RDP8Server 2008 R2 has shown an 8.5% increase over baseline RDP8. Windows 7 and Windows 8 TBD

19 Getting to XenDesktop 7 Upgrade in place, or build new?

20 Making the move: Migration paths from existing deployments Current ProductPath Available XenDesktop 5.xIn-place upgrade XenDesktop 4.xMigration tool XenApp 6.5New deployment XenApp 6.0New deployment XenApp 5.x & earlierNew deployment

21 Meta-Installer One disk/iso to install all XD7 components

22 New Environment Installation: Process Flowchart For current XenApp customers migrating to XenDesktop 7 Step 1 Install the controller, Studio, license server and database Step 2 Install and configure Director Step 3 Install the Virtual Delivery Agents Step 4 Use PVS or MCS to create catalogs Step 5 Publish Desktop Groups/Applic ations Step 6 Install and configure StoreFront and Receiver

23 Upgrading an existing XenDesktop 5.x environment (in place upgrade)

24 In Place Upgrade: Process Flowchart For current XenDesktop 5.x customers migrating to XenDesktop 7 Step 1 Install and configure StoreFront and Receiver Step 2 Upgrade the License Server Step 3 Upgrade Provisioning Servers (if applicable) Step 4 Upgrade Virtual Delivery and PVS Agents Step 5 Upgrade ONE Delivery Controller then backup database Step 6 Run Studio, follow upgrade site database dialog Step 7 Upgrade remaining Controllers and register in Studio

25 © 2012 Citrix Systems No direct in-place upgrade to XenDesktop 7 from XenDesktop 4.x Database and architecture changes Operating system requirements are different Environments need to be setup from scratch which can result in a considerable amount of time (especially for larger enterprise environments) Problem statement

26 © 2012 Citrix Systems Provides the ability to export settings from a legacy XenDesktop 4.x farm and import them into a XenDesktop 7 site Consists of two components Export Tool – Executable used to write the legacy farm settings to an XML file Import Tool – PowerShell script used to import the settings from the XML file Shipped with XenDesktop 7 Migration Tool Highlights

27 © 2012 Citrix Systems What settings can we migrate? Desktop Groups (icons are not exported) Desktops Machines Pool management pools Farm settings Policies (including session printers) User assignments Hypervisor settings (connection credentials are not exported)

28 © 2012 Citrix Systems What settings will export but not migrate? Administrators Licensing configuration Delivery group folders (dont exist in XenDesktop 7) Registry keys (vary in XenDesktop 7)

29 © 2012 Citrix Systems What settings cant we export or migrate? Provisioning Services data Applications List of Desktop Delivery Controllers Web Interface configuration AD OU configuration PortICAConfig XML file Configuration logs

30 © 2012 Citrix Systems StoreFront is a MUST, and it is the starting point License Server upgrade is a MUST, and you will likely need to obtain a new license file from Citrix (to verify/update your SA) Once on XD7 future upgrades should be much easier than the IMA days of XenApp Even if you can upgrade XenDesktop 5.x in place, it might be better to simply build a new environment in parallel StoreFront is a MUST, and it is the starting point License Server upgrade is a MUST, and you will likely need to obtain a new license file from Citrix (to verify/update your SA) Once on XD7 future upgrades should be much easier than the IMA days of XenApp Even if you can upgrade XenDesktop 5.x in place, it might be better to simply build a new environment in parallel Final thoughts

31 © 2012 Citrix Systems Citrix Desktop Transformation Accelerator Will be updated soon with XenDesktop 7 best practices Validated designs Watch for these coming soon from Citrix and Cisco Citrix eDocs Sources for more information

32 Edgesight/Director How support is done

33 © 2012 Citrix Systems Next generation Director Single pane of glass Instant real-time troubleshooting and environment health metrics across sites Integration of EdgeSight features Performance management and network analysis Aggregation of logging information Pinpoints root cause of connection and machine failures End user experience monitoring Logon analysis to pinpoint issues or delays TM

34 © 2012 Citrix Systems Driving Evolution EdgeSight evolves into an integrated solution Enhances existing products such as Director Providing a holistic view No more product silos Offers comprehensive view into the Citrix stack to correlate information Evolution of EdgeSight TM

35 © 2012 Citrix Systems Performance management Health and capacity assurance Historical trending EdgeSight features Network analysis Identify bottlenecks due to the network in your XenDesktop environment Powered by NetScaler HDX Insight TM Included in Platinum NDA

36 © 2012 Citrix Systems XenDesktop 7 Single Site Director 2.1 Site ASite BSite C Help Desk and Troubleshooting / Environment health Director

37 © 2012 Citrix Systems EdgeSight Performance management Director and EdgeSight XenDesktop 7 Site ASite BSite C Director Historical Trends and Analytics Managing and optimizing capacity TM Included in Platinum

38 © 2012 Citrix Systems EdgeSight Network analysis Director and EdgeSight XenDesktop 7 Site ASite BSite C HDX Insight Isolating and managing network performance Network - Deep Packet Analysis TM Included in Platinum

39 HDX Insight Powered by Citrix Netscaler Insight Center

40 © 2012 Citrix Systems Insight I was inundated with data. Chart after chart after chart was pouring in until all I was seeing was a blur of lines and hazy circles consuming endless expanse of the screen. I needed a break from the brutal monotony of cubical life. The thought reminded me of my father taking us camping in the forest where we could sit and hear nothing for else but our thoughts. The break would cut through whatever fog our heads were in. Alas, the thought of that freedom was just that and the harsh reality was that this stack of dead trees needed to be in a report by tomorrow with insightful commentary. A visit to the coffee machine was due and then it was right to work. I wish I had the right set of tools for this job…

41 © 2012 Citrix Systems Visibility Security Acceleration Availability NetScaler Is the Universal Front-End Desktops Data BYO Mobility Corporate Apps SaaS Apps

42 © 2012 Citrix Systems Achieving Application Visibility with NetScaler Cloud Enterprise Desktop Combining NetScaler with Analysis Tools NetScaler generates a wealth of application visibility data by way of AppFlow NetScaler Insight Center is the best way to view Citrix-specific data NetScaler Insight Center 3 rd Party Analysis Tools

43 © 2012 Citrix Systems Introducing NetScaler Insight Center HDX Insight Web Insight Web Insight Analytics for XenApp and XenDesktop Analytics for enterprise applications NetScaler Insight Center

44 © 2012 Citrix Systems Analytics for XenApp and XenDesktop HDX Insight NetScaler Insight Center Gain visibility into end user experience for virtual desktops, applications, and users for XenDesktop Correlate network data with application data with real-time metrics for effective troubleshooting Integrated with XenDesktop management tools AppFlow

45 © 2012 Citrix Systems Break down detailed reporting on enterprise application use, even for SSL encrypted traffic Correlate network metrics with application behavior Determine end user experience without agents NetScaler Insight Center AppFlow Web Insight Analytics for Enterprise Applications

46 © 2012 Citrix Systems Deployment Scenarios: Single Hop HDX Insight NetScaler Gateway AppFlow for ICA Citrix XenDesktop

47 © 2012 Citrix Systems Deployment Scenarios: Single Hop + Web Interface/StoreFront HDX Insight AppFlow ICA NetScaler Gateway XenApp

48 © 2012 Citrix Systems Deployment Scenarios: Double Hop HDX Insight NetScaler Gateway AppFlow ICA

49 © 2012 Citrix Systems Deployment Scenarios: Transparent NetScaler Gateway HDX Insight AppFlow for ICA XenApp

50 © 2012 Citrix Systems NetScaler Insight Center Packaging NetScaler Insight Center (XenServer VM) App Flow Software download from adc/components.html Works on XenServer Enterprise or Platinum Edition Seamless integration with NetScaler Appliances NetScaler Insight Center replaces Edgesight for NetScaler

51 © 2012 Citrix Systems

52 Storage Improvements

53 © 2012 Citrix Systems Wrangling those images MCS in XenDesktop 7 New Hypervisor feature support New VM creation process

54 © 2012 Citrix Systems Hypervisor Improvements Hyper-V SCVMM 2012 SP1 and Hyper-V3 (Server 2012) now supported SMB 3 support VHDX support CSV Read Cache XenServer XenServer 6.2 support Clone on Boot separated from intelli-cache feature Clone On Boot now supported on all types of storage XD does not have to delete the Difference disks when cleaning VMs ESX Lowest supported version v5 (dropped support for all v4.x versions) Added support for v5.1 Uses DiskManager (required 5.0 API) operations removes need to create temporary VMs and operates a bit faster Copy Disk (used when multiple storage locations) Delete Disk Note: Consolidate still uses temp VMs to operate

55 © 2012 Citrix Systems MCS Behavior Changes Server OS support Provides RDS/ multi-session worker support Image Prep Auto DHCP feature Auto KMS support PVD Inventory automation Storage superseding When you add more storage at the Host level of Studio You can unselect existing storage so it is not used for any NEW catalogs Multi-Nic support XD 7 feature integration Delegated Admin support Configuration Logging Support

56 © 2012 Citrix Systems Storage AA Master VM Master VM Image AA BBBBBBBB identity diff disk Machine Creation Services (MCS) Hypervisor AA AA Copy Image Prep Phase (Sandboxed VM)

57 © 2012 Citrix Systems Storage Superseding

58 © 2012 Citrix Systems Where is my PVS? PVS is not going away Continuing to be improved Still considered the primary and optimal solution for large deployments Download is under the XenDesktop 7 Additional Components section The XenApp 7 FP2 downloads

59 © 2012 Citrix Systems Introduction 59 New features, improved features Server 2012 / Win 8 Support System Center 2012 SP1 Support (VMM and CM) Vastly improved XenDesktop Setup Wizard SSO - automatic synthetic NIC switch-over on Hyper-V Improved Virtual Target Device control CDF Trace implementation Cache in memory then Disk

60 © 2012 Citrix Systems New PVS Wizard New XenDesktop Wizard Only supports XenDesktop 7

61 © 2012 Citrix Systems Boot Device Manager (BDM) instead of PXE

62 © 2012 Citrix Systems XenDesktop Setup Wizard Provisioning optimization: VM disks Create write-cache disks in place on destination storage Size is now configurable Each VM booted once to quick format No more SLOW network copies of n formatted write cache disks!

63 © 2012 Citrix Systems Synthetic NIC Switch-Over - SSO Automatic switch-over from legacy NIC to synthetic NIC on Hyper-V Greatly improved streaming performance compared to legacy Template setup NIC1 – legacy on streaming network NIC2 – synthetic on streaming network (optional) >= NIC3 cloned as is with network assignments untouched

64 © 2012 Citrix Systems CDF Trace implementation Logging is now available through Citrix standard CDF Control modules

65 © 2012 Citrix Systems Microsoft licensing key considerations Deployed using either Key Management Server (KMS) or Microsoft Multiple Activation Key (MAK) volume licensing keys: Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Server 2012 Windows Office 2010 and Office 2013 are deployed using KMS licensing

66 Cedric Courteix – NetApp Technical Alliance Mgr. November 2013 Citrix on NetApp Cluster ONTAP

67 Storage sizing NetApp Best Practice and Design Update Integrations and Flash Summary and Resources Agenda

68 NetApp Solution for Citrix Unified storage for all data types and any device Desktop and App VirtualizationData SharingCloud Orchestration Server Optimization Recovery Manager 1.1 for ShareFile Virtual Storage Console for CloudStack (beta) Virtual Storage Console for vSphere and XenServer

69 User Workspace Virtualization – OS, Apps, and Data unified access across any device –Citrix ShareFile & XenMobile More apps moving to the Cloud (SaaS/DaaS) & getting Mobile Ready –SAP building thin client software –DaaS solutions gaining traction esp. in Latin America and APAC Expanded use cases including graphics & media rich apps –nVidia GPU offload to virtualize rich media and high end apps Key Industry Trends

70 Storage Sizing

71 Correct Storage Sizing Process Assessment w/ Liquidware Labs Storage Sizing NetApp SPM Customer requirements # of desktops Capacity Memory Size Perf Requirements Read/write ratio Random vs seq.

72 Hosted Shared Desktop SPM

73 Sample Storage Configurations Small (800 users) FAS w/ 24 internal 600GB 10K RPM disks $35/desktop Whitepaper Medium (2000 users) FAS3250 w/ (3) DS2246 shelves; 600GB RPM; Flash Cache Large (4000 users) FAS6290 w/ (5) DS2246 shelves; 600GB RPM; Flash Cache Storage Sizing Best Practice: Use NetApp SPM Sizer Assumptions for all these configs: 13 IOPS per desktop; 80% writes 8GB unique data per VM

74 74 Storage Design and Best Practicise

75 Simplify the Architecture Flash optimized storage Integrated data protection Embedded management NetApp Flash Optimized Architecture Manage and monitor Apps Virtualization User Data Management Backup and DR Storage tools Profile Management Storage complexity Data management complexity 75 Hypervisor Clones SSD Backup DR Simplifying the Storage Requirements

76 NetApp-Citrix Architecture for XenDesktop Write Cache User Installed Apps Personal vDisks CIFS Home Dir. Profile / Folders Corporate Apps Application Virtualization VM XenDesktop Win 7/ Windows Server OS Base image vDisk User Data

77 UPM and Folder Redirection Easily Scale to 50K+ users Scaling UPM and Folder Redirection Using Group Policy, Group Membership and variables, we can simply spread users across multiple CIFS shares

78 NetApp-Citrix Architecture for XenDesktop Hypervisor VMDK/ VHD NFS/Blocks VMDK/ VHD CIFSCIFS/BlocksCIFS NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP Virtual Storage Console (VSC) To Create Volumes Write Cache User Installed Apps Personal vDisks CIFS Home Dir. User Data Profile/ Folders Corporate Apps Application Virtualization VM XenDesktop Win 7/ Windows Server OS Base image vDisk

79 vDisk and Clustered Data ONTAP Node Failover CIFS SMB 3 is the winner!

80 Hypervisor VMDK/ VHD NFS/Blocks VMDK/ VHD CIFSCIFS/BlocksCIFS NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP VSC Dedupe aware NetApp snapshots DR Site NetApp SnapMirror Citrix CloudBridge Write Cache User Installed Apps Personal vDisks CIFS Home Dir. User Data Profile/ Folders Corporate Apps Application Virtualization VM XenDesktop Win 7/ Windows Server OS Base image vDisk NetApp-Citrix Architecture for XenDesktop Desktop Director OnCommand Balance

81 81 Solution Integrations

82 Integrated Storage Management Provisioning Deduplication Cloning Desktop Admin Citrix XenCenter + NetApp VSC XenServer Role-based delegation NetApp VSC for XenServer simplifies virtual infrastructure admin activities Storage Pool Storage Admin 82

83 Recovery Manager 1.1 for ShareFile cDOT 8.2 support Parallel file restores High availability for NRM-CS Demo on YouTube Storage Center Server (Windows IIS) New ShareFile Data New ShareFile Data SharePoint CIFS shares CIFS Snapshots WAN SnapVault SnapMirror NRM-CS 17

84 Optimizing Performance Together HDD

85 NetApp Flash Recommendations for VDI Lead with FAS w/ Flash Cache or Flash Pool for typical task workers and knowledge users –Typically <20 IOPS per user –Any capacity requirement Position EF for low latency use cases FAS required for CIFS user data and profiles Announcing partnership with Atlantis Computing to more cost efficiently enable VDI for power users (typically 20+ IOPS; low latency) Developers High graphics & CAD users Healthcare PACS EF with Atlantis Architecture Whitepaper

86 EF All Flash Array with Atlantis ILIO NetApp EF 540 All Flash Array w/ 12 x 800GB SSDs Hypervisor Hosts vSphere 5.1 Atlantis ILIO Persistent VDI 4.1 Application Analysis Application Analysis Inline De-duplication Inline De-duplication IO Processing IO Processing Compression Technical whitepaper available herehere 2000 Persistent Desktops with 2U All Flash Storage & Host side IO optimization s/w Scale tested LoginVSI & Atlantis Load Gen. Tool 50+ IOPS & 30GB per desktop; <2ms storage latency even with single storage controller

87 Results: LoginVSI Heavy (1000 Users) with total 100 IOPS per User Acceptable User Experience 3x Faster Response Time Excellent User Experience 3x Faster Response Time Excellent User Experience Scales without degrading performance Good Very Good Excellent User experience

88 88 Wrap-up

89 XenDesktop on NetApp Solution Guide XenDesktop with PVS and NetApp Clone on XS and vSphere XenDesktop with PVS and NetApp Clone on XS and vSphere XenDesktop with MCS on XS and vSphere XenDesktop with Hyper-V XenApp ShareFile Solution Guide Resources

90 Key Takeaways Storage Sizing Integrations and Flash Design, Best Practice and Reference Architecture 1 2 3

91 91 Blog Twitter #CCOURTEIX

92 General Q & A

93 You have Questions? What Kind of coat can only be put on wet? What jumps when it walks and sits when it stands? I fly, yet I have no wings. I cry, yet I have no eyes. Darkness follows me; lower light I never see? Until I am measured, I am not known. Yet how you miss me, When I have flown! What am I? I run over fields and woods all day. Under the bed at night I sit not alone. My tongue hangs out, up and to the rear, awaiting to be filled in the morning. What am I? What has hands but can not clap? What goes up but never comes down? Two bodies have I, though both joined in one. The more still I stand, the quicker I run. What am I?

94 We Have Answers? We Have Answers. What Kind of coat can only be put on wet? -Paint What jumps when it walks and sits when it stands? -Kangaroo I fly, yet I have no wings. I cry, yet I have no eyes. Darkness follows me; lower light I never see? - Clouds Until I am measured, I am not known. Yet how you miss me, When I have flown! What am I? -Time I run over fields and woods all day. Under the bed at night I sit not alone. My tongue hangs out, up and to the rear, awaiting to be filled in the morning. What am I? -Shoe What has hands but can not clap? -Clock What goes up but never comes down? –Your Age Two bodies have I, though both joined in one. The more still I stand, the quicker I run. What am I? - Hourglass

95 Work better. Live better.


Download ppt "Nov, 2013 Citrix Houston User Group Lee Milam"

Similar presentations


Ads by Google