Part 5: Deploying XenDesktop 7.6 – Virtual Delivery Agent

Welcome to the 4th installment of Deploying XenDesktop 7.6 series. In this section, we’re going to cover the Virtual Delivery Agent Deployment. VDA’s are an interesting way of making a server or a desktop be part of the XenApp/XenDesktop environment. Let’s take a closer look.

 

Deploying Virtual Delivery Agents

It’s quite simple to deploy VDAs, all we need to do is launch the XenApp/XenDesktop installation and select Prepare Machines and Images option

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Next, we’re going to select Create a Master Image

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For the core components, we have the option of also installing the receiver. I typically don’t, but in some cases you might want to have it installed

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We now need to specify the location of the delivery controllers

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Click Next on the Features selection. I don’t usually uncheck anything here unless there’s a specific reason for it

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Leave the Firewall default options

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Review the Summary and click Install!

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Andrey Pogosyan

Andrey Pogosyan is a Virtualization Architect who’s focus is on infrastructure virtualization involving mainly VMware and Citrix products. Having worked in the IT industry for 10+ years, Andrey has had the opportunity to fulfill many different roles ranging from Desktop Support and all the way up to Architecture and Implementation. Most recently, Andrey has taken a great interest in the datacenter technology stack encompassing Virtualization, mainly VMware vSphere\View, Citrix XenApp\XenDesktop and Storage (EMC, HP, NetApp).

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