Citrix DaaS

Connection to Nutanix cloud and partner solutions

Create and manage connections describes the wizards that create a connection. The following information covers details specific to Nutanix cloud and partner solutions.

Citrix DaaS (formerly Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service) supports the following Nutanix cloud and partner solution:

  • Nutanix Clusters on AWS

Note:

Before creating a connection to Nutanix cloud and partner solution, you need to first finish setting up your respective account as a resource location. See Nutanix cloud and partner solutions.

Connect to Nutanix Prism

After you create a Nutanix cluster, connec to Nutanix Prism. To connect to Nutanix Prism:

  1. Create a bastion VM in the 10.0.129.0/24 subnet.
  2. RDP into the bastion VM, go to the URL of the Prism Element you copied in the previous section.
  3. Log in using the default credentials: admin:nutanix/4u. Remember to change the password.

Create a VM on the Nutanix Cluster

After connecting to Nutanix Prism, create VMs on the Nutanix cluster.

If the VM needs Internet access

  1. Go to AWS console.
  2. Create a new subnet 10.0.130.0/24 in the same VPC as the one created by Nutanix CFS.
  3. Add a route to the route table of this subnet to direct all none local traffic to the NAT gateway above.
  4. RDP into the bastion VM, go to the URL of the Prism Element you copied in the previous section and login.
  5. Add a new network. Go to Settings>Network Configuration>Create Subnet. Use the same subnet 10.0.130.0/24 used in AWS.
  6. Create all the VMs (AD, CC, VDA, and so on) in that new subnet.

If the VM does not need Internet access

  1. RDP into the bastion VM, go to the URL of the Prism Element you copied in the previous section and login.
  2. Add a new network. Go to Settings>Network Configuration>Create Subnet. Use the subnet 10.0.129.0/24.
  3. Create all the VMs (AD, CC, VDA, and so on) in that subnet.

Tip:

Make sure that the time and timezone information in the VMs are set up correctly. This is especially true for AD.

Create host connection

  1. Launch the Citrix Studio.
  2. Select the hosting node, and click Add Connection and Resources.
  3. On the Connection screen, select Create a new Connection, and in the Connection address, enter https://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:9440.
  4. Follow the UI to complete the wizard.

Note:

To see the option for Nutanix in Citrix Studio, all connector VMs must have nutanix plug-in installed, even if they are not used in the nutanix zone.

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Connection to Nutanix cloud and partner solutions