DesktopDirector2.1

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Desktop Director 2.1
Shane Broomhall
APAC Readiness
Overview of Desktop Director
What is Desktop Director?
• Is a web-based administration tool
• Was introduced with XenDesktop 5 (Rhone)
• Designed for daily operations such as monitoring, performing
routine tasks and user troubleshooting
• Displays session details
• Role based access control
Information displayed in Desktop Director 2.0
Site Management View
User Troubleshooting View
Changes in Desktop Director 2.1
Support for Personal vDisk
• Reset Personal
vDisk task
• Personal vDisk
status
Available in:
• Machine Details page
• User Details page
• XenDesktop Session
Details page
Personal vDisk status
• Personal vDisk state
Running or an error Error details will be shown on a mouseover of the
error icon
• Personal vDisk profile size
• Personal vDisk profile used
• Personal vDisk app size
• Personal vDisk app used
Reflects the amount of disk space used and turns
to red when it goes over 75%(default)
HDX panel changes
Installation and Upgrade
Installation and configuration
1.
Install Desktop Director 2.1 using the XenDesktop 5.6/stand-alone
installer
2.
Assign XenDesktop administrative rights through Desktop Studio for
the Desktop Director users
3.
Check the WinRM/Remote Assistance configuration and permissions
for VDA(see CTX127301, CTX125243 and eDocs)
4.
Install Flash Player if it is not present on the machine where the
browser to access Desktop Director is running
5.
Log on to Desktop Director with delegated administrator’s credentials
http://<DesktopDirector server IP>/DesktopDirector/
Upgrade
• Use XenDesktop 5.6 iso or Desktop Director 2.1 iso and just follow
the instructions
• The upgrade retains the existing configuration settings
Requirements
Component
Version(s)
XenDesktop
XenDesktop 5 SP1/5.5/5.6 (*1) (*2)
XenApp
XenApp 6.5
Web browser
Internet Explorer 8/9
Firefox 7 for Windows/Mac
Flash
Flash 10
(*1) Personal vDisk is not supported for XenDesktop 5 SP1 or XenDesktop 5.5
(*2) The HDX information display is not supported for XenDesktop 5 SP1
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