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XenDesktop 7.14.1 Zones

Started by Nino Krugel , 19 July 2017 - 09:39 AM
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Nino Krugel Members

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:39 AM

need some help / advice on configuring zones please.

we currently have xendesktop 7.14.1 installed with a primary zone in South Africa and a Satellite Zone in the UK.


Primary Zone is configured with two Delivery Controllers, Machine Catalog and Storefront

Satellite zone is configured the in the same way, 2 x DDCs, StoreFront and machine Catalog.


each location has its own netscaler gateway as well, and each netscaler is configured with an internal and external gateway, the reason we did this is because we enforce two factor for both internal and external users.

the issue with this is on optimal hdx routing i now cant specify a zone as you are only allowed to assign one zone to a gateway, so if i set the SA zone to the external AG i cant set it on the internal AG


i have a single delivery group set up which contains both machine catalogs, one is for SA and one is for UK.


In my mind this is the only way i can use zones and split the VDAs so they register with their local DDCs, based on documentation i have read .


Problem i am having is with this setup when a user who resides locally in the SA zone launches an app its luanching on the VDA in UK.


can someone please advise what i am doing wrong and the correct way to setup zones is.


i do not want to use multiple delivery groups as we publish the same apps for both zones and dont want to end up with duplicate apps being published



any help or feedback would be appreciated


George Spiers Members

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 01:55 PM

Quick thinking would tell me that you should create two Stores, one internal and one external. That would allow you to assign two Gateways to the same zone name. I have not tried it though.

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Nino Krugel Members

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 02:01 PM

but creating two stores would mean separate URLs and new certs i was hoping to avoid this.

Deepanshu Soni Citrix Employees

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 07:52 PM

Please see https://discussions.citrix.com/topic/388587-xenapp-7141-zones/