- 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 a Citrix XenServer resource location
A resource location is an instance of a virtualization platform, a private cloud, or a public cloud where blueprints are deployed. Before you deploy blueprints to your Citrix XenServer instance, you must first add it to Smart Tools as a resource location. For more information about the types of resource locations Smart Tools supports, see Resource location requirements.
If your XenServer instance is behind a firewall, you need to deploy a machine within the instance to act as a connector between Smart Tools and XenServer. You install the Citrix Smart Tools Agent on this machine to enable Smart Tools to communicate with your XenServer instance. When setting up your resource location, Citrix recommends accessing Smart Tools from the machine that will act as the connector.
For more information about using connectors and the Citrix Smart Tools Agent, see Agent and connector requirements.
- Log on as an administrator user of the machine you are preparing to be the connector.
- Log on to the Smart Tools web site using your account credentials. If applicable, select the customer account you want to use.
- From the home page, click Resources & Settings.
- On the Resource Locations page, click Add Resource Location.
- Select Citrix XenServer and then click Next.
If applicable, on the Select a connector for XenServer page, select one of the following options:
- Use existing machine that has Smart Tools Agent on it. Select this option if you have already installed the agent on a machine in your XenServer instance and you want to designate it as the connector. Click Next and proceed to Step 9.
- Prepare a new connector. Select this option if you have not yet installed the agent on the machine you want to designate as the connector. Click Next and proceed to Step 7.
- To install the agent on the machine you want to designate the connector, perform the following actions:
- Select the operating system for your machine and click Download agent. When prompted, save the agent package to the machine or to a location that the machine can access.
- Locate the agent package you downloaded and install it. After the agent is installed, it registers the server with Smart Tools. The registration process is not immediate and might take a few minutes. After the machine registration is complete, a green checkmark appears. Click Next. Note: The installation procedure varies between operating systems. For detailed information on installing the agent in different operating systems, see Install or remove the Citrix Smart Tools Agent.
- In the Machines with Agent Installed box, select the registered machine and click Use Selected Machine as Connector. Smart Tools installs additional software on the machine to designate it as a connector.
Enter the following information:
- In Resource Location Name, enter a friendly name for your XenServer environment.
- In Server address, enter the address of the XenServer host or pool master you want to use. Examples:
- In Username and Password, enter the administrator credentials for the XenServer host or pool master.
- Click Add. Citrix Smart Tools verifies the instance details you provided and adds the resource location to your account.
- Click Done to return to the Resource Location page. Your XenServer instance appears in the list on the Resource Locations page.