Citrix Tech Zone
Citrix Tech Zone is home for technical, in-depth articles that are inspired and driven by technical communities and enthusiasts. Whether you are an architect, consultant, engineer or technical IT manager, you have come to the right place!
Here you will learn from experts and gain insights into Citrix technologies and integrations for successful deployments of your Citrix environment through articles, tech best practices, videos, and much more.
Citrix Access Control
Secure Access to SaaS Applications with Citrix SSO - Learn how to setup a Citrix Access Control environment that uses Citrix as the single sign-on provider for Office 365 SaaS applications.
Secure Access to SaaS Applications with Okta SSO - Learn how to setup a Citrix Access Control environment that is able to use Okta as the single sign-on provider for SaaS applications.
Access Control for StoreFront - Integrates the Access Control service with an on-premises Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops deployment utilizing StoreFront.
Access Control - Single sign-on, secure remote access, URL, and content inspection and filtering for SaaS and web applications.
Access Control for Enterprise Web Apps - Access enterprise hosted web apps seamlessly and securely through Citrix Workspace via Citrix Gateway.
Access Control for SaaS Apps - Single sign-on, secure remote access, URL, and content inspection and filtering for SaaS and web applications.
Access Control for StoreFront - Integrate SaaS and web apps into an on-premises StoreFront deployment with features like single sign-on, secure remote access, URL, and content inspection and filtering.
Access Control - Gain knowledge about the Citrix Access Control solution including key concepts, use cases, and strategies for implementing this comprehensive security solution for an organization’s apps and data.
Analytics - Provide visibility into your environment to protect it from malicious users and to improve the end user experience proactively.
Performance Analytics - Gain visibility into your environment through user-centric experience scores, application & infrastructure performance scores with Performance Analytics.
Security Analytics - Generate actionable insights about your environment, enabling administrators to proactively handle user and application security threats.
Citrix Analytics - Learn about analytics services offered by Citrix Cloud including security analytics, performance analytics, and integration with other Citrix portfolio products.
Citrix Content Collaboration
Content Collaboration with on-premises storage zones - Learn about the architecture and design considerations for deploying an on-premises customer-managed storage zone to provide the best user experience and security for Citrix Content Collaboration.
Content Collaboration with storage zones on Azure IaaS - Learn about the architecture and design considerations for deploying a customer-managed storage zone in Azure to provide the best user experience and security for Citrix Content Collaboration.
Citrix Files with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service - Learn how to deploy the Citrix Files Client for Windows in a virtual app and desktop environment including related components, tips, and best practices for optimal performance and management.
Citrix Endpoint Management
Mobile SSO - Native mobile app single sign-on for iOS and Android SaaS applications.
Google Chrome OS Management - Manage Chrome OS devices with Citrix Endpoint Management.
MDX Containers for iOS - Citrix Endpoint Management MDX containers protect mobile apps and control their access to device resources through policy mitigating the risk of unwanted enterprise data loss.
Micro VPN - On-demand, per-app VPN that gives access to a specific app back end resource without the risk of opening a full tunnel to your data center.
Mobile SSO - Single sign-on to native mobile applications via Citrix Gateway.
Citrix Managed Desktops
Citrix Managed Desktops - Delivers Windows apps and desktops from Microsoft Azure based on Windows Virtual Desktop. Citrix Managed Desktops offers cloud-based management, provisioning, and managed capacity for delivering virtual apps and desktops to any device.
Citrix Managed Desktops - Citrix’s Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) offering - simplest and fastest way to get desktops based on Windows Virtual Desktop in Microsoft Azure.
Citrix Managed Desktops - Learn about cloud-based Desktop-as-a-Service offering from Citrix including key technical concepts, networking, and use cases for different verticals.
Citrix ADC - File System and Process Cheat Sheet - One-page summary of most common system directories, files, processes/daemons and logs.
Citrix ADC - nFactor Basics Cheat Sheet - One-page summary of nFactor authentication detailing concepts, how it works, nFactor Visualizer information, configuration steps, and more.
Citrix ADC - nsconmsg Commands Cheat Sheet - One-page summary of nsconmsg syntax and troubleshooting tips.
Citrix ADC - SDX Basics and Log File Cheat Sheet - One-page summary of SDX components and how to access them, common SVM ports, LOM configuration, Link Aggregation on the SDX, and Common Log files for both SVM and Citrix Hypervisor.
Citrix ADC - Troubleshooting GSLB MEP Cheat Sheet - One-page summary of GSLB, MEP protocol and troubleshooting tips.
Citrix ADC - Troubleshooting High Availability Cheat Sheet - One-page summary of high availability and troubleshooting tips.
Citrix ADM - Overview Cheat Sheet - One-page summary of the ADM Platform detailing system requirements, deployment modes, protocols and ports, common log files, common issues/failures, and more.
Citrix Web Application Firewall Deployment Proof of Concept Guide - Learn how to deploy Citrix Web Application Firewall (WAF) standalone or as a part of a Citrix ADC deployment. Protect web servers or applications from various attacks including Cross Site Scripting, SQL Injection, Buffer Overflow, Forceful Browsing and more. Deploy in any public cloud or your on-premises environment.
Gateway service for HDX Proxy - Provides users with secure remote access to Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops without having to deploy Citrix Gateway in the on-premises DMZ or reconfigure firewalls.
Intelligent Traffic Management - Citrix Intelligent Traffic Management (ITM) service brings “intelligence” to DNS by incorporating a broad set of capabilities to determine the best query response based on analysis of real time conditions.
SD-WAN Cloud Direct service - Optimize SaaS access for branch users by tunneling session traffic to Internet Exchanges with direct connectivity to popular sites.
SD-WAN for Workspace - Provides optimal network connectivity between Enterprise branch offices and their Workspace hosted in data resource locations on-premises or in the cloud.
AlwaysOn VPN - Manage remote domain joined Windows endpoints 24x7 by providing LAN-like access with AlwaysOn VPN.
Intelligent Traffic Management - Radar - Learn how Citrix ITM can direct users to cloud service mirror sites with the most bandwidth available between them.
Microsoft Teams Optimization - Learn how Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, along with Citrix SD-WAN, can optimize Microsoft Teams and provide a great user experience.
Office 365 Optimization for Branch Offices - Learn how Citrix SD-WAN implements Microsoft Connectivity Principles to support Office 365 Optimization for Branch Offices.
SD-WAN - Optimize delivery of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops traffic with Citrix SD-WAN.
YouTube Optimization for Branch Offices - Optimize YouTube delivery in branch offices with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops and Citrix SD-WAN.
Application Delivery Controller - Global Server Load Balancing - Learn the architecture and deployment considerations for Global Server Load Balancing configuration with Citrix Application Delivery Controller.
Application Delivery Management - See how the Citrix Application Delivery Management software is deployed to simplify management and monitoring of your application delivery infrastructure.
SD-WAN for Content Collaboration - Learn about the deployment architecture and how Citrix SD-WAN WANOP helps to optimize Citrix Content Collaboration for customer-managed storage zones including relevant test data.
SD-WAN Multi-Region - Discover the framework, design, and architecture for Citrix SD-WAN multi-region deployment with SD-WAN Orchestrator.
SD-WAN - Learn about the framework, design, and architecture for Citrix SD-WAN with SD-WAN Orchestrator for single region deployment.
Citrix Service Providers
Citrix Service Provider Cloud Reference Architecture - The CSP Reference Architecture provides architectural guidance for Citrix Service Providers who utilize Citrix Cloud technologies to offer services to customers and subscribers. The Reference Architecture is intended to assist Service Providers scale from a small subscriber base to an extensive user base shared across multiple tenants and multiple geographies, using a single pane of glass.
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops
Virtual Apps and Desktops On-Prem - Conceptual architecture drawing for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop on-premises deployment.
Virtual Apps and Desktops Service - Conceptual architecture drawing for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop deployment in Citrix Cloud.
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops with Windows Virtual Desktop Hybrid Proof of Concept Guide - Learn how to deliver Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) based desktops and apps and your on premises resources to your users in a single place. Manage both the WVD environment in Azure and your on-premises environment from a single place in Citrix Cloud with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service.
Microsoft Teams optimization in Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops environments Proof of Concept Guide - Learn how to deliver the Citrix® HDX™ Optimization for Microsoft® Teams in a Citrix environment. The optimization offers clear, crisp high-definition video calls, audio-video or audio-only calls to and from other Teams users, optimized Teams’ users and other standards-based video desktop and conference room systems. Support for screen sharing is also available.
Autoscale - Explore the various ways Citrix enables admins to save on cost when hosting workloads in the cloud. Learn about different load balancing algorithms ans scaling methodologies and how much they can save in an environment based on our tests.
App Layering - User Layers - User layers persist user profile settings, data, and user-installed applications in non-persistent VDI environments.
Federated Authentication Service - Single Sign-on to Windows-based virtual apps and desktops when using a non-Active Directory based Citrix Workspace identity.
HDX - Display and Adaptive Technologies - Technologies that ensure an unparalleled user experience when connecting to remote Citrix resources.
Remote PC Access - Remote PC Access allows users to access their physical, office-based Windows PC from remote locations.
Virtual Apps and Desktops Service - Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service provides a fast, low-impact deployment option for on-premises/cloud-hosted, Windows/Linux, desktops/apps.
Delivery Model Comparison - A Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops solution can take on many delivery forms. The organization’s business objectives help select the right approach as the different models impact the local IT team’s management scope. Learn how Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops management scope changes based on using a locally managed deployment, a cloud service deployment and a cloud managed deployment.
Designing StoreFront and Gateway Integration - Learn about different integration decisions involved when integrating StoreFront with Citrix Gateway for secure remote access.
Designing StoreFront and Multi-Site Aggregation - Learn about different decisions involved when aggregating and de-duplicating applications and desktops from multiple sites.
Disaster Recovery Planning - Learn more about different decision factors and recommendations for business continuity and disaster recovery planning.
HDX Graphics Overview - To meet different user requirements, Citrix HDX protocol allows for different graphics modes to be configured. Learn about the different HDX modes and how they are configured.
Provisioning Model for Image Management - Learn about the different decision factors involved in choosing the right provisioning model for image management. Learn more about Citrix Provisioning and Machine Creation Services solutions.
Remote PC Access - Remote PC Access is easy to deploy. These design decisions help maintain security, availability and performance.
Single Server Scalability - Learn about the magic formula to calculate how many users you can have on a single server, what are the different variables that has impact on scalability and recommendations to improve it.
The scalability and economics of delivering Citrix Virtual App and Desktop services on Azure - Learn about the different Azure instance type scale characteristics and how MSC I/O enhances the response time for your users. The document will guide you through choosing the ideal Azure instance type for your workload and touches upon cost per user.
VDI Model Comparison - Selecting the best VDI model starts with properly defining user groups and aligning the requirements with the capabilities of the VDI models. Learn how different factors plays a role in selecting the correct VDI model for a user group.
App Layering - Gain a deep understanding of the Citrix Layering technology that simplifies the image management for VDI and hosted-shared environments including use cases and technical concepts.
Image Management - Gain an understanding of Machine Creation Services (MCS) and Citrix Provisioning (PVS) offerings for building, delivering and maintaining virtual machine images in your environment.
Measuring HDX User Experience Performance Improvements with Citrix SD-WAN - Citrix SD-WAN can significantly improve the network performance of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops HDX sessions. Learn about the reference architecture we used to measure quantitive benefits.
Optimizing Unified Communications Solutions - Learn how to optimize voice, video, and other capabilities of unified communication solutions in virtualized Citrix environments.
Remote PC Access - Discover the use cases and learn about the detailed architecture of Citrix Remote PC Access solution with the layered approach for on-premises and Citrix Cloud deployments.
ServiceNow with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops - Learn how to integrate ServiceNow within your Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops environment including key technical concepts and use cases.
Virtual Apps and Desktops Service - AWS - Learn the architecture and deployment considerations of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops on Amazon Web Services cloud platform.
Virtual Apps and Desktops Service - Azure - Learn the detailed architecture and deployment model of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops on Microsoft Azure with five key architectural principles.
Virtual Apps and Desktops Service - Learn the architecture and deployment considerations for this cloud-based service of secure app and desktop delivery.
Migrating Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops from on-premises to Citrix Cloud - Learn how to migrate your on-premises Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops environment to Citrix Cloud.
Deploying Google Chrome - Tech Paper focused on installation, configuration, and various optimizations for Google Chrome browser running on Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops.
Citrix Workspace - Conceptual architecture drawing for Citrix Workspace.
Virtual Assistant - The Citrix Assistant guides users to information and allows them to interact with back-end applications to complete simple requests.
Workspace app - Personalized interface that provides access to all assigned SaaS apps, web apps, virtual Windows apps, virtual Linux apps, desktops, and data.
Workspace Identity - Learn how Citrix Workspace utilizes a secure primary identity to broker authorization to SaaS, web, mobile and virtual apps.
Workspace Microapps - Streamline functionality from complex enterprise applications creating simple actions users can complete right within their feed.
Workspace Single Sign-On - Learn how Citrix Workspace provides single sign-on capabilities to SaaS apps, web apps, mobile apps, Windows virtual apps and Windows virtual desktops. In addition, learn how Workspace single sign-on can support IdP chaining configurations.
Authentication - Citrix Gateway - Utilize an on-premises Citrix Gateway as an identity provider for Citrix Workspace.
Authentication - Okta - Utilize Okta as the user’s primary identity for Citrix Workspace
Authentication - Push - Extend an on-premises TOTP deployment with Push authentication, eliminating the need for users to manually enter the temporary token.
Authentication - TOTP - Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP) provides multifactor authentication to the user’s Workspace experience.
Microapps Custom Integrations - Create custom integrations with the microapp builder through the HTTP connector.
Microapps - Increase productivity by adding microapps to Citrix Workspace. Microapps allow users to view information and perform actions without launching the full application.
Site Aggregation - Hybrid deployment that allows your on-premises Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops environments to be part of Citrix Workspace.
Workspace app - Personalized interface to provide access to all assigned SaaS apps, web apps, virtual Windows apps, virtual Linux apps, desktops, and data.
Microapps Service with Citrix Workspace - Learn about the Citrix Microapps Service, which brings intelligent features to Citrix Workspace. Component architecture, use cases, and integration strategies for implementing a comprehensive solution are covered.
Workspace app - Discover the technical aspects of Citrix’s vision for the secure, modern digital workspace through the Citrix Workspace app - accessible on all your devices.
Citrix Workspace app quick start guide - Quick start guide for Citrix Workspace app - everything you need to know in one place, including installation, configuration and optimizations.
Business Continuity - Business continuity events can have a regional or global impact. Learn about the different ways Citrix allows users to remain productive when making it to the office is not possible.
Evaluating Application Delivery Methods - Learn about the different decision factors involved in choosing the optimal application delivery method.
Endpoint Security, Antivirus and Antimalware Best Practices - Tech Paper focused on proper configuration, and recommendations for running antivirus solution in Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops environments. Recommended exclusions, configuration, and leading practices.
Networking SSL / TLS Best Practices - Tech Paper focused on SSL / TLS best practices for Citrix Networking deployments. We cover configuration items such as the certificate chain bound to the virtual server, cipher suite settings, and disabling older protocols that are vulnerable to attack.
Third Party Content
3rd Party Reference Architectures - View reference architectures created by our industry partners on joint technical solutions.