The Citrix App Layering appliance, also known as Enterprise Layer Manager (ELM). must be connected to a network file share. While setting up the network file share for the appliance, do the following:
Configure the file share to use Secure Message Block (SMB) technology.
If you used a previous version of the product to configure the network file share, you can continue using the file share. However, it doesn't support Elastic Layer assignments.
Configure full permissions for user credentials for the file share.
Set up the file share to be read-only for all users except for the user configured in the appliance. This setting secures the Layers and other files stored on the share.
Ensure that you have the minimum storage space requirement of 40-100 GB for your file share.
Storage space is expandable. You can add space to a disk, or other disks to the appliance.
Set up a file share that is hosted in your hypervisor.
Configure a file share that uses the SMB protocol.
Follow the vendor instructions for setting up a file share that uses the SMB protocol.
After creating a file share, configure the appliance to attach to the share. You can configure the appliance by using the App Layering management console.
In the management console, select System > Settings and Configuration, scroll down to the network file shares setting and then click Edit.
Specify a Type, Path, User name, and Password for the file share.
Click Test Network File Share to see if you can connect to the file share. The test returns a message stating either Success or Failed to mount network file share path.
When the test returns a Success message, click Save.