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2 Nick Keene Country Manager Citrix Systems South Africa Session Code: Trevor Jones Senior Systems Instructor

3 Agenda Virtualization Product & Solutions Alignment Product Overview Lifecycle Management – Citrix Lab Manager & Stage Manager Virtual Storage Management – Citrix StorageLinkOrchestration – Citrix Workflow StudioProvisioning Services – Citrix Provisioning Server

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5 Folder Redirection Offline files Citrix XenApp 5.0 Citrix XenDesktop XA/XD Profile Management R2 Citrix XenApp 5.0 Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V

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7 Business Solution Scenarios Horizontal Solution Scenarios Core Platform Capability Scenarios Business Critical Applications Branch Infrastructure Small and Mid-Sized Business (SMB) Business Continuity IT Consolidation Lab Automation and Stage Management Centralized Desktop Security Networking Storage System Management Hosting/Cloud Computing Microsoft Virtualization Solution Scenarios Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V Citrix XenDesktop

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9 Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V extends Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and System Center Citrix Essentials for Microsoft Hyper-V Advanced virtualization management for the virtual datacenter 9 Advanced storage integration Automated lab management Dynamic provisioning services Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V Workflow orchestration

10 Customer Benefits Get the most out of your storage Roll out new server workloads with ease Streamline test & development environments Automate complex and script intensive operations

11 Essentials for Hyper-V Editions Key FeaturesEnterprise Edition Platinum Edition Advanced Storage Integration with StorageLink Dynamic Provisioning Services Workflow Orchestration Multi-Hypervisor Interoperability Microsoft Management Support Automated Lab Management Price, Per Physical Server $ 1,500*$ 3,000* * Quantity-based pricing available for 5x, 10x, 20x and 50x licenses

12 Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V, Express Edition – Free

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14 Virtualization can hinder the linkage between servers and storage, turning expensive storage systems into little more than “dumb disks” Virtual Servers Citrix StorageLink

15 Problems faced Dozens of steps to configure storage for VMs Huge amount of Wasted storage One Size Fits all Storage Setup – I/O Blender Requires coordination between server and storage groups Can’t use intelligent storage services included in storage arrays (thin provisioning, backup, replication, etc) Different storage management processes for physical and virtual servers Storage API Citrix Essentials SMI-S, iSCSI, SAN, NAS, DAS Full & Thin Provisioning Data Replication Snap Deduplicate BackupVM Cloning Hyper-V XenServer

16 Storage Citrix StorageLink Citrix StorageLink™ technology lets your virtual servers fully leverage all the power of existing storage systems Virtual Servers Citrix StorageLink

17 Benefits Stop Over provisioning Storage Fast Hardware Assisted VM deployment One-click direct access to native storage services Unify storage management processes Instantly convert VM’s between XenServer and Hyper-V Offload Backup Load from Production Infrastructure Storage API Citrix Essentials SMI-S, iSCSI, SAN, NAS, DAS Full & Thin Provisioning Data Replication Snap Deduplicate BackupVM Cloning Hyper-V XenServer

18 Citrix StorageLink SAVES TIME ELIMINATES COMPLEXITY ENABLES ACCESS TO POWERFUL STORAGE FUNCTIONS Storage API Citrix Essentials SMI-S, iSCSI, SAN, NAS, DAS Full & Thin Provisioning Data Replication Snap Deduplicate BackupVM Cloning Hyper-V XenServer

19 What is StorageLink? StorageLink™ delivers deep integration with leading storage platforms to reduce the cost and complexity of managing storage in Hyper-V environments. StorageLink provides one-click access to native storage devices for simplified management through storage configuration wizards that leverage existing storage array-based services and technologies directly from within its Microsoft® Management Console

20 StorageLink in Essentials for Hyper-V Bring snap-in storage to Hyper-V Hardware-assisted VM cloning – Rapid cloning/provisioning of VMs End to end VM storage configuration – Lower op-ex and reduce errors Improved storage utilization Seamless integration with Hyper-V Improved visibility & control of VM storage with reduced TCO System Center VMM StorageLink Snap-in for MMC

21 Key Concepts Storage Repositories Pool of storage with common set of capabilites and cost Storage Templates Defines VM & application storage resource requirements VM Templates VM as a resource

22 Citrix StorageLink Overview (Hyper-V) Parent Partition Snap-in for Hyper-V Snap-in for Hyper-V Hyper-V StorageLink Data Path Control Path

23 High Level Overview

24 StorageLink Manager Left-hand Navigation Panel Main Content Area Right Action Area

25 StorageLink Manager Interface Guide ActionDescription Connectallows connection to a StorageLink Gateway service Refreshrequests an update from the StorageLink Gateway service about the state of its objects Rescanrequests a rescan of storage and hypervisor hosts managed by the StorageLink Gateway service to update its cache Create VM from TemplateSCVMM can create VM from templates; StorageLink automates the storage configuration and provisioning of all the VM storage. Create Storage Repositoryallows you to create a storage repository on an available storage system Aboutan info box about the current version of the StorageLink Manager ViewView allows you to customize the view of the StorageLink Manager interface Helpopens the StorageLink Manager Help at the top level

26 Main Working Areas

27 Example: NetApp Integrates with NetApp FAS, StoreVault, and V-series Features Virtual disk provisioning Cloning Snapshot management Backup and recovery Remote disaster recovery Deduplication

28 Citrix Ready Open Storage Program Founding Members Array Infrastructure Backup Certification program for storage vendors linking into XenServer & Hyper-V virtual environments Program Goals 1.Provide transparency to storage attached to virtual machines 2.Eliminate stranded storage 3.Unify storage management processes 4.Leverage existing storage management tools and processes wherever possible Compellent Dell HDS HP LSI NetApp Pillar Data RELDATA Xiotech Brocade Emulex QLogic Datacore Falconstor Microsoft Virsto CA Acronis Commvault Inmage PHDVirtual Steeleye Vizioncore

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32 What is Citrix Provisioning Services? Software Streaming Platform Streaming an operating system image to a client Client machine has no software installed No hard disk needed No software is permanently loaded to client Designed to run large numbers of clients

33 The Provisioning Server Model Stream A VirtualizeStore Stream the workload on-demand to target systems Stream Create a virtual workload image: OS, Apps and Config Virtualize Store the virtual image on a network storage device Store

34 Provisioning Services Components License Server Target Device Provisioning Server Provisioning Server Console Provisioning Server database Virtual Disk (vDisk) License

35 How it Works 1. Install operating system 2. Create vDisk image vDisk 3. Configure and stream to clients “work“ is still done by client Provisioning Server

36 BOOTP Broadcast: I need an IP. Where is a DHCP server? IP offer accepted, where‘s the NBP and what is it called? Network Bootstrap Program Some other Server DHCP Provisioning Server Reply: I am! Here‘s your IP Reply: NBPx on Please send the NBPx Sending NBPx using TFTP Same or separate machines

37 Private Images: One-to-One vDisk Target Devices PVS Server Assigned client can read / write its vDisk

38 Standard Images: One-to-Many vDisk Target Devices All clients have read-only access to vDisk Changes are written to a cache Cache on server Cache on target (disk or RAM) PVS Server

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42 Users Apps Workflow Studio (WFS) in the Citrix Delivery Center XenApp NetScaler Workflow Studio XenServerXenDesktop “Enables value-add custom solutions that integrate Citrix Delivery Center components”

43 What is Workflow Studio? Aimed at Developers, Scripters & Admins Automates manual tasks Provides a visual interface to programming Simple management interface Drag-and-drop functionality Configuration Pane Designer Pane Results Pane Activity Pane

44 Workflow Studio Architecture Runtime Separate Installation Multiple instances per server WorkflowRuntimeHostService.exe Management Console / Designer Embedded designer with management console WFS.EXE Designer Runtime WorkflowExpressRuntime.exe Management Console / Designer Embedded designer with management console WFS.EXE Designer Runtime WorkflowExpressRuntime.exe Runtime WorkflowRuntimeHostService.exe 1.0 release Future +

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46 IT Labs Non-production for test, dev, support & training Heterogeneous environments with high fluidity Emphasis on cross team collaboration & sharing IT Labs Non-production for test, dev, support & training Heterogeneous environments with high fluidity Emphasis on cross team collaboration & sharing Two Infrastructures – Two Sets of IT Requirements Data Center Largely static production environment Strictly controlled change management Application or business information focused Data Center Largely static production environment Strictly controlled change management Application or business information focused

47 Lab Manager L ibrary of commonly used VM configurations For Development, Test, Support, and Training use cases Rapidly provision complex multi-machine services and apps Build demonstration, hands-on lab, customer-specific environments Utilize automation capabilities to provision/ reset specific configurations Control pools through quotas, scheduling and delegation Manage sprawl and over-provisioning across teams

48 Citrix Lab Management Solution Rapidly provision complex workload configurations

49 Citrix Lab Management Solution Employ consistent and repeatable virtual environments

50 Citrix Lab Management Solution Automate software installations, test execution and results gathering

51 Citrix Lab Management Solution Collaborate on common configurations for testing, debugging, training or demo purposes

52 Citrix Lab Management Solution Easily reclaim hardware to ensure efficient recycling of resources and reduce sprawl

53 Citrix Lab Management Capabilities Provides a self-service portal to authorized workload templates Frees IT, test and development admins from time consuming provisioning tasks Reduces virtual machine sprawl through automated lease-based cleanup

54 Citrix Lab Management Capabilities Optimizes the utilization of existing hardware, software and storage resources Reduces the capital and operating costs of managing non-production virtual environments

55 Lab Manager Workflow 1.Template Create OS image Define resource parameters Save template to hypervisor storage Template

56 Lab Manager Workflow 1.Template Create OS image Define resource parameters Save template to hypervisor storage 2.Configure Select required templates for task Define networking parameters Define operating behaviours Vista Template W2k8 Template SQL2k8 Template Vista Template

57 Lab Manager Workflow 3.Deploy Starts the selected configuration Order sequencing enables startup sequence to be defined Additional automation is carried out Vista Template W2k8 Template SQL2k8 Template

58 Lab Manager Workflow 3.Deploy Starts the selected configuration Order sequencing enables startup sequence to be defined Additional automation is carried out 4.Reclaim Tear Down with a single click Automatic tear down after lease expires Minimize VM sprawl

59 Immediate Efficiencies Across Multiple Organizations Development Test / QA Training Support Create and store snapshots of difficult to reproduce issues for more effective debugging Self-service template libraries of production-like configurations for rapid provisioning and testing Reproduce and reset endorsed environments to ensure consistency and reliability Easily replicate customer environments for accurate response to escalated cases Create and store snapshots of difficult to reproduce issues for more effective debugging Self-service template libraries of production-like configurations for rapid provisioning and testing Reproduce and reset endorsed environments to ensure consistency and reliability Easily replicate customer environments for accurate response to escalated cases

60 Citrix Lab Manager Key Benefits Reduces the complexity, time and cost of managing development, support and training environments Accelerates and improves the process of moving workloads through development and testing and into the production environment Automates time consuming tasks improving platform consistency and user efficiency DevelopmentTest / QATrainingSupport

61 Citrix LabManager Architecture for Hyper-V LabManager Server Users LabManager Database TCP 5432 LabManager VMAgent HTTPS HTTPS 8443 HyperConnect Router HTTPS LabManager Server Windows Server 2003/2008 Web based console Role based access LabManager Database PostgreSQL Windows Server 2003 or Linux LabManager VMAgent Windows Server 2003 or Linux Routes host communication Controls VM execution LabManager Router Provides network isolation Linux control VM LDAP TCP 389/636

62 Key Usage Scenarios Development and Test Labs Consistent reproducible environments Automated environment deployment Support and Validation Labs Pre-build environments for supported deployments Sandbox customer environments Manage VM sprawl Education and Training Labs Build sandboxed training environments once Deploy and discard environments as required for classes

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66 Stage Management Problems Faced Frequent updates to production systems Compliance requirements User acceptance testing complex to deploy Wasted resources

67 Stage Management Benefits Improved control through staging, UAT and deployment Improved quality and consistency of production deployments Improved efficiency and costs savings though formalized process and toolset Centralized image libraries and ownership

68 Preparing Workloads for "Graduation" DevelopmentIterationStagingFinalization Engineering & QA Production Staging & UAT Pre-production staging processes vary greatly Loosely defined at best in most organizations Formalizing a process and toolset drives efficiency & cost savings

69 Staging, Scaling and User Acceptance Testing Maximize resource utilization Provide process for: Cloning Promotion Archival Workflow enabled Automation Approvals New Stage Management feature-set in Citrix Essentials StagingScalingUATProduction Archive Promote Clone

70 Key Considerations in Stage Management Establish "production tracks" Integrate final QA and UAT via fencing

71 Going from Pre-production to Production with Ease LabStage Provisioning Services Hyper-V XenApp Workloads Workload Bare Metal High IO WorkloadsMultiplied Workloads XenDesktop

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73 Business Solution Scenarios Horizontal Solution Scenarios Core Platform Capability Scenarios Business Critical Applications Branch Infrastructure Small and Mid-Sized Business (SMB) Business Continuity IT Consolidation Lab Automation and Stage Management Centralized Desktop Security Networking Storage System Management Hosting/Cloud Computing Microsoft Virtualization Solution Scenarios Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V Citrix XenDesktop

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