- What's new in Smart Tools
- Known issues
- About Citrix Cloud and Citrix Smart Tools
- Technical Security Overview for Citrix Smart Tools
- Open source attribution
- System Requirements
- Get Started
- Smart Tools Agent
- About blueprints and the Blueprint Designer
- About blueprint steps
- About scripts
- Add a new script
- Use named parameters in scripts
- Reference attachments in scripts
- Create a blueprint
- Provision VMs for your blueprint with the Server step
- Use Amazon EC2 APIs in your blueprint with the EC2 Generic Step
- Add conditional actions to your blueprint with the Conditional step
- Add server volumes to your blueprint with the Mount Volume step
- Register or unregister DNS subdomains
- Chain blueprint step outputs and inputs
- Create references to scripts and blueprints
- View and modify blueprints and scripts
- Publish a blueprint
- Clone a blueprint
- Share a blueprint or script
- About Smart Check
- About health checks
- Add a Site to Smart Check
- Discover a Site in Smart Check
- Perform health checks for your XenApp and XenDesktop Site
- Use custom checks and alerts with Smart Check
- View reports from health checks
- Manage Smart Check alerts and notifications
- Upload Site diagnostics to Citrix Technical Support
- View or modify a Site in Smart Check
- JSON format objects reference
- Smart Scale
- Smart Migrate
- Resource Locations
- Prepare Windows Server VM templates for deploying blueprints
- About the Checks and Blueprints catalog and Library
- About deployment profiles
- About the Pre-deployment Checklist
- Deploy a blueprint using existing machines
- Deploy a blueprint to a Citrix XenServer resource location
- Set static IP addresses for XenServer VM templates
- Deploy a blueprint to a Citrix CloudPlatform resource location
- Deploy a blueprint to a VMware vSphere resource location
- Set a static IP address for OVA files using VMware vSphere
- Deploy a blueprint to a Microsoft Hyper-V Server resource location
- Hyper-V VM prerequisite configurations
- Deploy a blueprint to Microsoft Azure Classic resource location
- Deploy a blueprint to an Amazon Web Services resource location
- Preparing Windows-based custom AMIs for Smart Tools
- Rerun a blueprint step during a deployment error
- Pause or cancel a deployment
- Deploy a script
Deploy Citrix Solutions Blueprints
- Deploy Citrix Solutions blueprints using existing machines
- Create a XenApp and XenDesktop production deployment on Microsoft Azure Classic
- Create a XenApp and XenDesktop production deployment on AWS
- Create a XenApp and XenDesktop production deployment with Provisioning Services on Citrix XenServer and VMware vSphere
- Deploy the Simple XenApp and XenDesktop Proof of Concept blueprint on Microsoft Azure Classic
- Deploy the Simple XenApp and XenDesktop Proof of Concept blueprint to AWS
- Deploy the XenApp and XenDesktop Proof of Concept blueprint on Citrix XenServer
- Deploy the XenApp and XenDesktop Proof of Concept blueprint on Microsoft Azure Classic
- Deploy the XenApp and XenDesktop Proof of Concept blueprint with NetScaler to AWS
- Deploy XenApp with the Secure Browser Service
- Deploy the XenMobile Enterprise or Advanced Edition blueprint
- Deploy the XenMobile MDM Edition blueprint
Deploy Resource Locations for Citrix Cloud
- Deploy the XenApp and XenDesktop Resource Location Setup blueprint on Citrix XenServer
- Deploy the XenApp and XenDesktop Resource Location Setup blueprint on Microsoft Azure Classic
- Deploy the XenApp and XenDesktop Resource Location Setup blueprint on AWS
- Deploy the XenApp and XenDesktop Resource Location Setup blueprint with an existing domain on AWS
- Manage Deployments
- Accounts and users
- REST API
- Troubleshoot agent connectivity issues
- Troubleshoot agent download and installation issues
- Troubleshoot blueprint creation issues
- Troubleshoot blueprint deployment issues
- Troubleshoot Site onboarding issues
- Troubleshoot removing Sites from Smart Tools
- Troubleshoot Smart Scale events
- Troubleshoot XenApp 6.x farm migration issues
Add an Amazon Web Services resource location
A resource location is a set of resources, either on-premise or in the cloud, where you deploy blueprints. Before you deploy blueprints to your Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment, you must first add it to Smart Tools as a resource location.
For more information about requirements for using AWS with Smart Tools, see Resource location requirements.
Before you can add an AWS resource location to Smart Tools, ensure you have the following items:
- An AWS account. If you don’t have one, you can sign up at the AWS web site (http://aws.amazon.com).
Access keys. Access keys are security credentials that allow Smart Tools to provision machines to your AWS account on your behalf. As a security best practice, Citrix recommends you use the access keys that are associated with a specific IAM user of your AWS account. To ensure Smart Tools can access your AWS account, this user must belong to a group that has the following policies attached:
For more information about access keys and IAM users, see “Managing Access Keys for IAM Users” on the Amazon Web Services documentation web site.
- From the home page, click Resource Locations & Settings.
- On the Resource Locations page, click Add Resource Location.
- Select the Amazon Web Services resource location type and click Next.
On the Amazon EC2 setup page, enter the following details:
- Name. The friendly name that appears in the list on the Resource Locations page.
- Access Key ID. The username that uniquely identifies you as an AWS account owner, represented in an alphanumeric string format.
Secret Access Key. A string of characters associated with the Access Key ID that Amazon Web Services uses to validate your request to connect your AWS account with Smart Tools.
Note: Citrix recommends you save your Access Key ID and Secret Access Key in a safe place. After Smart Tools verifies your AWS access credentials, your AWS resource location is added to your Smart Tools account. If Smart Tools cannot verify your AWS access credentials, an error message appears.
- Click Add. Smart Tools verifies the details you provided and adds the resource location to your account.
- Click Done to return to the Resource Locations page.
The AWS environment you added appears in the list on the Resource Locations page. .