Sizing considerations when deploying Citrix storefront

Recently on the citrix discussion forums there was a query regards citrix storefront and scalability. Did a bit of digging and found the following article up on eDocs that covered the scalability question: go to “Scalability” section https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/storefront/current-release/plan.html?_ga=2.258392906.1744586200.1556877316-854544749.1527671460   Advertisements

Citrix tip: Need to relay a maintenance message to your storefront users?

Came across this recently when I had to post up a message to users’ stating some maintenance activity will be occurring over the weekend. Found a tool called Storefront messaging – will see it located near the end of the blog post below https://www.citrix.com/blogs/2015/07/15/storefront-3-0-message-customization/ Article is a little old so if you are using Storefront … More Citrix tip: Need to relay a maintenance message to your storefront users?

Troubleshooting HTML5 receiver issues

Recently in the lab updated the HTML5 receiver (version 2.3) on my storefront servers. After which hit issues with my connection going “in and out”. Turns out my patching wasn’t up to scratch. XenApp 6.5 environment and moving hotfix rollup pack 7 (per CTX129229) resolved the issue. What was instructive was enabling HTML5 logging per https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX217352 What did … More Troubleshooting HTML5 receiver issues

Citrix tip: if having issues using HTML5 receiver post Storefront 3.5 upgrade check the following

A while posted this on the forums luckily Michael in citrix was able to assist with a “full” fix. As mentioned in the thread had a workaround but programmatically have checked the steps outlined and they do work too. http://discussions.citrix.com/topic/377091-cannot-access-citrix-apps-from-ipad-using-html5-receiver-post-upgrade-to-sf-35/  

Citrix Delivery controller maintenance: Control number of enumerations made

Simple enough to implement but only required in the “hottest” of environments where thousands of requests are being made per second. From within the Storefront : Specify the maximum number of concurrent requests to send to different Delivery Controllers. The default is 0 (No Limit). Use the Advanced Settings task, select Maximum concurrent enumerations, enter … More Citrix Delivery controller maintenance: Control number of enumerations made

Citrix HTML5 receiver tip: client time zone issues?

While back (probably 9 months or so) kicked off a project which was to cover a specific use in our environment whereby we had field-based workers utilizing customer laptops whose corporate policy was to not have the citrix receiver installed. With that in mind for them to get their VDI in here simplest step was … More Citrix HTML5 receiver tip: client time zone issues?

Having trouble propagating changes in your StoreFront Server groups?

Recently one of the servers in our Storefront Server groups came a cropper when we tried to propagate changes to it. Could see the following in the event logs at time of failure : An error has occurred during the all server configuration update process. “Citrix.DeliveryServices.ConfigurationReplication.Exceptions.ServerUpdateConfigurationException, Citrix.DeliveryServices.ConfigurationReplication, Version=3.6.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=e8bb6749cfa2a5a3 Access is denied. RemoteEndpoint: net.tcp://servernameCitrix/ConfigurationReplication” … More Having trouble propagating changes in your StoreFront Server groups?