Manage the resources made available in stores
Use the Manage Delivery Controllers task to add and remove from stores resources provided by Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, and to modify the details of the servers providing these resources.
In multiple server deployments, use only one server at a time to make changes to the configuration of the server group. Ensure that the Citrix StoreFront management console is not running on any of the other servers in the deployment. Once complete, propagate your configuration changes to the server group so that the other servers in the deployment are updated.
- On the Windows Start screen or Apps screen, locate and click the Citrix StoreFront tile.
- Select the Stores node in the left pane of the Citrix StoreFront management console and, in the results pane, select a store. In the Actions pane, click Manage Delivery Controllers.
- In the Manage Delivery Controllers dialog box:
- click Add to include desktops and applications from another Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops deployment in the store.
- click Edit to modify the settings for a deployment.
- select an entry in the Delivery controllers list and click Remove to stop the resources provided by the deployment being available in the store.
- In the Add Controller or Edit Controller dialog box, specify a Display name that will help you to identify the deployment.
- To make desktops and applications provided by Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops available in the store, click Add to enter the name or IP address of a server. Depending on how the web.config file is configured, specifying multiple servers enables either load balancing or failover, as indicated in the dialog box. Load balancing is configured by default. If failover is configured, list the entries in order of priority to set the failover sequence. For Citrix Virtual Desktops sites, give details of Delivery Controllers. In the case of Citrix Virtual Apps farms, list servers running the Citrix XML Service. To modify the name or IP address of a server, select the entry in the Servers list and click Edit. Select an entry in the list and click Remove to stop StoreFront contacting the server to enumerate the resources available to the user.
- We recommend that you select the option Servers are load balanced to ensure that load is distributed between all Delivery Controllers within the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops site. StoreFront selects a Delivery Controller at random from the Servers list during each launch and distributes the load across all servers in the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops site. If this option is not selected, the Servers list is treated as a failover list in priority order. In this case 100% of launches occur on the first Delivery Controller in the list. If that server goes offline, 100% of launches occur using the second in the list, and so on.
- Select from the Transport type list the type of connections for StoreFront to use for communications with the servers.
- To send data over unencrypted connections, select HTTP. If you select this option, you must make your own arrangements to secure connections between StoreFront and your servers.
- To send data over secure HTTP connections using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS), select HTTPS. If you select this option for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops servers, ensure that the Citrix XML Service is set to share its port with Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) and that IIS is configured to support HTTPS.
To send data over secure connections to Citrix Virtual Apps servers using the SSL Relay to perform host authentication and data encryption, select SSL Relay.
If you are using HTTPS or the SSL Relay to secure connections between StoreFront and your servers, ensure that the names you specify in Servers list match exactly (including the case) the names on the ertificates for those servers.
- Specify the port for StoreFront to use for connections to the servers. The default port is 80 for connections using HTTP and the SSL Relay, and 443 for HTTPS connections. In the case of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops servers, the specified port must be the port used by the Citrix XML Service.
- If you are using the SSL Relay to secure connections between StoreFront and Citrix Virtual Apps servers, specify the TCP port of the SSL Relay in the SSL Relay port box. The default port is 443. Ensure that all the servers running the SSL Relay are configured to monitor the same port.
- Click OK. You can configure stores to provide resources from any mixture of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops deployments. Repeat Steps 3 to 9, as necessary, to add or modify other deployments in the Delivery controllers list.