How to Install Citrix Xenapp 6.5 Step by Step

How to install Citrix XenApp 6.5 for Application Virtualization

Citrix is a pioneer in application virtualization and desktop virtualization. It allows end users to access the application on almost any device e.g. local machine, tablet, mobile, MAC computer, etc, without installation application on their device. Application virtualization gives the same look and feel as if application is installed locally on computer. In this article, we’ll learn the steps to install Citrix XenApp 6.5 on Window Server 2008 R2. Citrix XenApp requires multiple roles to be deployed. Visit the link to download Citrix Xenapp for Application Virtualiztion.

We’ll take real life example and would install all the roles that are required for Application virtualization. Some of the roles that we need to deploy are Citrix XenApp, License server, Web Interface and Database Server. We have provisioned Domain Controller and named it DC01 (How to promote a Domain Controller or How to promote a Domain Controller using PowerShell). We installed Citrix XenApp on two servers to load balancing our environment and named them CTX01 and CTX02. In case of contingency, if CTX01 goes down CTX02 will take over responsibility of application virtualization and handle the load. End users will browse a website to access virtual applications for that Web Interface is required, we have named it WI01. Citrix licenses and database are also required, in real life you can install them on separate servers but we have installed database on CTX01.

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