Thursday, May 17, 2007

Citrix Conference 2007


Today is the Citrix day.
Darling Harbour was the place for Citrix Conference 2007!

Citrix has got a great range of solutions for Enterprise:

  • Presentation Server
  • Desktop Server
  • Access Gateway
  • WANScaler
  • NetScaler
I've been using Citrix Access Gateway with Advanced Access Control - this product is awesome! with two form of authentication and end-point analysis makes this product as secure as it can be.

WANScaler rocks as well!! It optimizes traffic between main office and branch offices by caching and compressing the data and use token to simplify the traffic.

There is a new coming appliance product which is based on Citrix and Microsoft technology, not available yet now. They are saying this product can be used as a Domain Controller at branch office as well as the WANScaler!

Some notes from the session about upgrading to Presentation Server 4.5:
  1. Parallel Migration

    • Build Presentation Server 4.5 Data Store
    • Build License Server 4.5 (member server 4.5 does not work with earlier version of license server)
    • Build new zone data collector
    • Create a Web Interface Site 4.5 (using access management console -> create site)
    • Add Server Farms
    • Migrate Servers (install PS4.5 to the existing member server - note: maske sure the one that has data store installed is the last one to be migrated

  2. In-place Upgrade (insert the CD to the existing server and install)

    • First to upgrade -> License Server
    • Upgrade Farm Metric Server
    • Upgrade Consoles
    • Upgrade Web Interface 4.5
    • Upgrade Zone data collector
    • Upgrade Member Server

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