Citrix Provisioning Formerly Provisioning Services

Citrix Provisioning is software streaming technology that delivers patches, updates, and other configuration information to multiple virtual desktop endpoints through a shared desktop image. It centralizes virtual machine management while reducing the operational and storage costs of a virtualized desktop environment. Using citrix provisioning, you can stream OS from a single vhd/vhdx file to multiple […]

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Citrix Provisioning Definitions

Farm: A farm represents the top level of a Provisioning Services infrastructure. Farms provide a “Farm Administrator” with a method of representing, defining, and managing logical groups of Provisioning Services components into sites. All sites within a farm share that farm’s Microsoft SQL database. A farm also includes a Citrix License Server, local or network […]

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Citrix Provisioning Administrator roles

The administrative role assigned to a user, or a group of users, controls the ability to view and manage objects within a Citrix Provisioning implementation. All members within a group share administrative privileges within a farm. An administrator may have multiple roles if they belong to more than one group. Groups are managed at the […]

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Auditing in Citrix Provisioning

Citrix Provisioning provides an auditing tool that records configuration actions on components within the provisioning farm, to the provisioning database. The auditing tool provides administrators with a way to troubleshoot and monitor recent changes that might impact system performance and behavior. Administrator privileges determine the audit information that can be viewed and the menu options […]

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High Availability for TFTP and vDisks

There are different ways on how you can load balance TFTP. Below are the ways on how you can do so: DNS Round Robin Entry DHCP with Multiple Entries Provisioning Services PXE Broadcast Provisioning Services Boot Device Manager NetScaler Use Source IP (USIP) NetScaler Direct Server Return (DSR) NetScaler Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) Check […]

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Load balance delivery controller with Netscaler

Follow below steps to load balance citrix delivery controllers with netscaler: Make sure you have snip configured in netscaler. Create monitor using monitor type as citrix-xd-ddc. You can configure interval and time-out values if you need. Check validate credentials check box and enter your citrix site, service account credentials. Goto servers option and add all […]

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