The process for creating machine catalogs and adding Linux VDA machines is very similar to the traditional Windows VDA approach. Refer to the online Citrix Product documentation for a more complete description of how to complete these tasks.
For creating machine catalogs that contain Linux VDA machines, there are a few restrictions that differentiates the process from creating machine catalogs for Windows VDA machines:
Early versions of Citrix Studio did not support the notion of a "Linux OS"; however, selecting the Windows Server OS or Server OS option implies an equivalent hosted shared desktops delivery model. Selecting the Windows Desktop OS or Desktop OS option implies a XenDesktop single user per machine delivery model.
If a machine leaves and is rejoined to the Active Directory domain, the machine will need to be removed and re-added again to the machine catalog.
The process for creating a delivery group and adding machine catalogs containing Linux VDA machines is almost identical for Windows VDA machines. Refer to the online Citrix Product documentation for a more complete description of how to complete these tasks.
For creating delivery groups that contain Linux VDA machine catalogs, the following restrictions apply:
Publishing applications are supported with Linux VDA version 1.4. The Linux VDA does not support the delivery of desktops and apps to the same machine.
The Citrix documentation for creating machine catalogs and delivery groups is referenced below:
Earlier versions of XenDesktop are not supported.
If you have previously installed a version of the Linux VDA older than v1.0, you should uninstall it before installing the new version.
Stop the Linux VDA services:
sudo /sbin/service ctxvda stop
sudo /sbin/service ctxhdx stop
Uninstall the package:
sudo rpm -e XenDesktopVDA
Upgrading from the Tech Preview to versions 1.0 or 1.1 is not supported.
Starting with version 1.3, the installation path as changed. In previous releases, installation components were located in /usr/local/; the new location is /opt/Citrix/VDA/.
To execute a command, the full path is needed; alternately, you can add /opt/Citrix/VDA/sbin and /opt/Citrix/VDA/bin to the system path.