XenDesktop 7 Deep Dive Part 3 – Install and configure VDA

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XenDesktop 7 Deep Dive Part 3 – Install and configure VDA

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Follow this step by step guide to configure XenDesktop 7 Virtual Delivery Agent software on windows 7.

XenDesktop Deep Dive Series

Introduction

Part 1 – Installation 

Part 2 – Configure XenDesktop Site

Part 3 – Install and configure VDA

 Part 4 – Create and configure machine catalog

Part 5 – Create and configure delivery group

Part 6 – Install and configure StoreFront

Part 7 – Configure Receiver

 Install operating system

1. Install operating system, apply all updates and required settings

2. Join newly installed computer to domain

Configure Virtual Delivery Agent software

 3. Mount XenDesktop iso and start installer. On the welcome screen only those options are available which are compatibile with operating system detected on used machine. As it is shown in Figure 1 virtual delivery agent software for desktop operating system will be installed.

 Figure 1


Figure 1

2. I will leave default option as I install VDI. Press Next to continue.

 Figure 2


Figure 2

3. Leave default options and press Next to continue.

 Figure 3


Figure 3

4. Add XenDesktop controler address and press Test connection button. When controler address is successfully verified you will see green checkbox as it is shown in Figure 5 below. Press Add button to add controler address to the list.

 Figure 4


Figure 4

5. Repeat precedure from step 4 to add additional controlers and press Next

 Figure 5


Figure 5

6. I will leave default options because I won’t use personal vDisk in this tutorial. Press Next to continue.

 Figure 6


Figure 6

7. The list of required port is displayed with options to automatically create rules in the windows firewall. I will leave default options and press Next to continue.

 Figure 7


Figure 7

8. Press Install on summary page and wait for installation to be completed. Restart the computer when finished.

 Figure 8


Figure 8

9. When computer is restared, login to the console. I prefer to test the connectivity with XenDesktop controler before snapshot will be taken. Download xdping utility from citrix website and save it to the folder on local drive. Open the command prompt and go to the folder where xdping files were saved and type xdping command.  Review the results and verify and solve all displayed errors as it is shown in Figure 9. The “clean system” with solved problems is shown in Figure 10.

 Figure 9


Figure 9

 Figure 10


Figure 10

10. Shut down the virtual machine

11. Take the snapshot of the virtual machine

 

At this point VDA has been installed and we are now ready to configure Machine Catalog and Delivery Group. Stay tuned for Part 4 – Create and configure machine catalog, where I will configure a XenDesktop machine catalog.

 

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By | 2016-12-18T19:21:36+00:00 February 20th, 2014|XenDesktop|0 Comments

About the Author:

I’m a Citrix Architect with 17 years experience in Microsoft and Citrix infrastructure. I have been working with Citrix since Metaframe 1.8 and my primary focus is on Server, Desktop and Application virtualisation with a preference for Citrix products. I’m an enthusiast of Citrix XenDesktop and Provisioning Server.

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