Setup NetScaler as ADFS Proxy

Most home labs and small businesses normally only have 1 public IP address and since a lot of services run on port 443 it becomes difficult to open these to the internet. That’s the case for me, and last week I spent WAY too much time trying to get NetScaler ADFS Proxy running behind a Content Switch. I’ve been working a while on an article called Getting Started with Office 365, but before I can release that to the public I need to resolve my main problem, getting NetScaler ADFS Proxy up and running on the same IP address as my Unified Gateway. NetScaler ADFS Proxy –…

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Scaling Citrix XenApp 6.5 on AWS

Deploying Citrix XenApp on Amazon Web Services (AWS) combines the benefits of virtualized application and desktop delivery with the advantages of cloud computing. Building a XenApp farm on AWS creates a Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solution that allows instantaneous application and desktop provisioning. This capability often eases IT’s efforts to cope with workload spikes and business changes such as reorganizations, mergers, and acquisitions. Delivering XenApp application and desktop services from an AWS cloud is cost-efficient because it’s strictly a “pay-for-what-you-use” model that doesn’t require an up-front investment. Depending on your application stack and system requirements, the price point for delivering application…

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XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 Reference Architecture on AWS

Just as I had done in the past for XenApp 6.5, I’m now able to announce the availability of the Reference Architecture (RA) for XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 on AWS. It took lots of late nights (or early mornings, depending on your perspective) with my friends over at AWS in Seattle and intercontinental teamwork, what with me working from my cabine up in the Alps in Italy. Yes, there have already been –for over a year–a set of tools that allows you to spin up a XenApp or XenDesktop 7.5/7.6 Farm on AWS using CloudFormation technology. However, that CloudFormation template is aimed mainly at…

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