First look Citrix VDI in a box 5.0 #Kaviza# part 1

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
By Edwin

Today I had some time to create an test lab for VDI in a box. I have to say the setup is so easy that my son of 4 can do it. But watch out there are some minor pitfalls.

You need to register yourself on http://www.citrix.com/English/ps2/products/product.asp?contentID=2316437 to get your trail license. After that you can download the vdiManager_Xen_v5_0_0 virtual appliance and also download the cag_5.0.2.179500 virtual appliance for remote access. You can download these for XenServer, Hyper-V and vSphere. Import the virtual appliance in your virtual environment and start de vdiManager. Be sure you have dhcp in place and create a reservation for the IP you would like to use. You also can login to the root and use the command

# sudo ifconfig eth0 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx netmask 255..xxx.xxx.xxx up

to set an static IP. I prefer the DHCP option.

Be sure that the image you create has only 1 network card on device 0. Remote Access should be enabled and the license should be activated.

After I created my Win 7 VM I first imported it into Kaviza. After the import I did al the updates and installations. Normally I would do it first but this was also working great.

In part 2 I will intergrate the Citrix Access Gateway and talk about Group Policys, applications and everything I forget now.

 

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