Manage the resources made available in stores
Use the Manage Controllers task to add and remove from stores resources provided by XenDesktop, XenApp, and App Controller, and to modify the details of the servers providing these resources.
Important: 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 XenDesktop, XenApp, or App Controller deployment in the store. To modify the settings for a deployment, select the entry in the Delivery controllers list and click Edit. Select an entry in the 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 name that will help you to identify the deployment and indicate whether the resources that you want to make available in the store are provided by XenDesktop, XenApp, or AppController. For App Controller deployments, ensure that the name you specify does not contain any spaces.
- If you are adding details of XenDesktop or XenApp servers, continue to Step 6. To make applications managed by App Controller available in the store, enter the name or IP address of an App Controller virtual appliance in the Server box and specify the port for StoreFront to use for connections to App Controller. The default port is 443. Continue to Step 10.
- To make desktops and applications provided by XenDesktop or XenApp 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 XenDesktop sites, give details of Delivery Controllers. In the case of XenApp 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.
- 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 XenDesktop and XenApp 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 XenApp servers using the SSL Relay to perform host authentication and data encryption, select SSL Relay. Note: If you are using HTTPS or the SSL Relay to secure connections between StoreFront and your servers, ensure that the names you specify in the Servers list match exactly (including the case) the names on the certificates 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 XenDesktop and XenApp 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 XenApp 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 XenDesktop, XenApp, and App Controller deployments. Repeat Steps 3 to 10, as necessary, to add or modify other deployments in the Delivery controllers list.