Publish Cisco VXC Manager GUI as Citrix XenApp Application
This document provides a step-by-step guide to provide Cisco VXC Manager GUI as a Citrix XenApp published application. All normal functionality of the Cisco VXC Manager GUI is available as a published application. Publishing the Cisco VXC Manager GUI via Citrix XenApp offers several advantages:
Avoids the need to install the Cisco VXC Manager GUI on
multiple computers to provide Cisco VXC Manager GUI access to additional
Makes it convenient to update the Cisco VXC Manager GUI
when a new version needs to be rolled out to users by updating it
on the publishing server, instead of multiple computers
Makes it convenient for the central IT
administrator of Cisco VXC Manager to control the number of simultaneous Cisco VXC Manager
GUI sessions that are running
Improves performance when using Cisco VXC Manager GUI if
the XenApp server and Cisco VXC Manager (server and database) are installed in
the same data center with high bandwidth and low latency between
Pre-requisites for Publishing Cisco VXC Manager
GUI through Citrix
Citrix XenApp Server 6.5
Cisco VXC Manager 4.9.0 or later (Installed on a server
other than the XenApp server)
Cisco VXC Manager 4.9.0 or later GUI (Installed on XenApp
The information and steps provided in this
appendix refer to specific versions of XenApp server, Cisco VXC Manager and
server operating system where the former two are installed. Other
versions of these software products may require different or
Install XenApp on Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise
Install Cisco VXC Manager 4.9.0 on Windows 2008 R2 SP1
Install Cisco VXC Manager 4.9.0 GUI instance on XenApp
The XenApp server and Cisco VXC Manager should be
co-located in the same data center for publishing the Cisco VXC Manager
The XenApp console should be used to control
the number of simultaneous Cisco VXC Manager GUI sessions that are running.
Cisco VXC Manager supports a maximum of up to 35 simultaneous GUI sessions,
running either as a locally installed application or as a remotely
published application. The number of simultaneous GUI sessions will
be limited by the available resources (including CPU, memory, disk
and network) for the various Cisco VXC Manager server components, including
server and database.
An IIS conflict will occur if you install
Cisco VXC Manager 4.9.0 server / Full on XenApp server. Only the Cisco VXC Manager GUI
should be installed on the XenApp server.
Before testing the Cisco VXC Manager feature for adding
additional users and delegated administration, ensure that the
additional user has already been added in Cisco VXC Manager GUI as a user, and
ensure that you are able to use the Cisco VXC Manager GUI from a locally
installed Cisco VXC Manager GUI.
Add the additional
users to the local administrators group on the XenApp server. This
is a normal requirement for enabling additional users to access
Cisco VXC Manager GUI.
A significant number
of steps in this document are typical steps required for publishing
a XenApp application. They are provided here for
Publish Cisco VXC Manager GUI Through Citrix XenApp
Open Citrix AppCenter to publish
Right-click on the application node
and select Publish application.
Welcome screen appears; click
Enter the Display Name, Application
Description and click Next.
For "Application type", select the
default options (Application & Accessed from server) and
Enter the command line for the
application to publish and working directory:
Command line (this is the path where the Cisco VXC Manager
GUI is installed on the XenApp server): C:\Windows\System32\mmc.exe "C:\Program
Working directory (path where the mmc.exe will
run from): C:\Windows\System32\
Add the server where the application
is hosted and click Next.
To specify servers click Servers.
Select the server and click Add.
The added server is displayed in the Selected Items pane; click OK
After adding the server click
For "Users" select the default
(Allow only configured Users) and click Add.
Select the domain.
Select the Users folder.
Select the Domain Users.
Click Add and check the
configured accounts below; click OK.
Configured Users is now populated; click Next.
The Cisco VXC Manager application is published
To access the Cisco VXC Manager GUI enter the
XenApp server URL in an Internet Explorer browser, for
Enter the credentials to login to
Citrix XenApp server.
Published application will be
displayed and click the Cisco VXC Manager icon to launch the
Publishing Cisco VXC Manager GUI using Admin
Add Domain user
to the local administrator group.
Click the configuration
Click Groups and right click Administrators.
Enter the user name and click Check Names; and click OK.
Add the Domain
user to local administrator group.
Selected Domain user is displayed
under administrator properties; click OK.