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Jan 11, 2018

You can access the App Layering Management Console using the appliance's IP address entered in a web browser, or via the Citrix Cloud. Currently, access via Citrix Cloud is in Labs, and there are a few things you should be aware of when accessing the Management Console via the Cloud.

Default credentials for the Management Console

The first time you log into the Management Console, you must use the default user name and password,Administrator, password Unidesk1. At that point, you will be asked to change all administrator passwords for the appliance.

Access the Management Console directly via your private network

To log directly into the Management Console hosted on the App Layering appliance:

To log directly into the Management Console hosted on the App Layering appliance.

  1. In your hypervisor, locate the VM you created for the appliance and determine its IP address.
  2. Using the IP address for the appliance, enter the following URL in a compatible web browser:

    http://<ip_address_of new_vm>/

    This displays the Login page for the Management Console.

  3. Log in to the Management Console using the default user name and password (see above).

    Again, if this is the first time anyone has logged into the Management Console, you are asked to change the password for each of the appliance's administrative accounts. It is strongly recommended that you record the new passwords in a safe place.

Access the Management Console via Citrix Cloud (Labs)

When you log into Citrix Cloud, you can use the App Layering Manage tab to access the Management Console. Below, please see the minor issues you may encounter when using the Manage tab to access the appliance.

  1. In your hypervisor, locate the VM you created for the appliance and determine its IP address
  2. In your internet browser, navigate to citrix.cloud.com and select the Manage button on the App Layering tile. This displays the Citrix App Layering page.

  3. Click the Manage tab, and in the window that appears, select the Resource Location, enter the Appliance Address, and click Connect. This displays the Login page for the Management Console.

  4. Log in to the Management Console as Administrator. If this is the first login after installation, use the default password, Unidesk1.

    Again, if this is the first time anyone has logged into the Management Console, you are asked to change the password for each of the appliance's administrative accounts. It is strongly recommended that you record the new passwords in a safe place.

Known issues and considerations with Management Console access via Citrix Cloud (Labs)

As a Labs feature, you may encounter a few behaviors that are either not optimal or not yet implemented.

  • Accessing the console. Accessing the console via the Cloud in can take up to one minute. As the console is being launched, the page is white. And every time you log in, you must re-enter the IP address.
  • Session timeout error. If you see a session timeout error, click within the window and press Control-R to refresh.
  • Hidden controls and tabs.
    • Expanding menu. Near the top of the page, there is an expandable menu where you can access Receiver and other options. Click the Receiver icon to expand the menu.
    • Browser tab bar. Toward the bottom of the page, hover over the black bar. A browser tab bar is revealed, where each page you have open is displayed in a tab in the black bar. For example, when you open the documentation, you can use the Browser tab bar to return to the Management Console.
  • Remember Me feature. The Remember Me feature does not save your user name.
  • Session Timeout. A System Settings Timeout longer than 10 minutes is currently not honored.
  • Uploads. Layer and Image Icons, and Certificates must be uploaded when accessing the Management Console via a web browser, rather than via the Cloud.
  • Export Log Files requires Email Send Option. When you export App Layering log files, you must select the Email option on the Send Options tab, as the logs cannot be downloaded via the cloud.
  • vSphere packaging links during Layer Creation. In the Management Console Taskbar, vSphere packaging links are broken.
  • Copy and Paste. Copy and Paste between the Receiver window and the local clipboard must be performed using the Receiver clipboard.
  • Access via Tablets and Phones. Tablet and phone usage is not supported. This is designed for the full browser experience.