Citrix XenDesktop Site Documentation & Reporting Tool

Automatically audit your Citrix XenDesktop sites and generate documentation with XIA Configuration Server.
For information on documenting classic XenApp farms see the Citrix XenApp farm capability page.

All of XIA Configuration Server's features are supported when documenting Citrix XenDesktop sites including version control, production of professional documentation, reporting, PowerShell support, change tracking and XML output.

Citrix XenDesktop Site Documentation Example

View an example Citrix XenDesktop site document generated by XIA Configuration Server:

Citrix XenDesktop site documentation generated by XIA Configuration Server
Citrix XenDesktop site documentation sample generated by XIA Configuration (click to open)

Information documented by XIA Configuration Server

Find out more about the Citrix XenDesktop information documented by XIA Configuration Server below:

Citrix XenDesktop site navigation tree

Supported Platforms

XIA Configuration Server documents Citrix environments on the following versions of XenDesktop / XenApp:

  • Citrix XenDesktop / XenApp 7.9, Any Edition
  • Citrix XenDesktop / XenApp 7.8, Any Edition
  • Citrix XenDesktop / XenApp 7.7, Any Edition
  • Citrix XenDesktop / XenApp 7.6, Any Edition
  • Citrix XenDesktop / XenApp 7.5, Any Edition
  • Citrix XenDesktop / XenApp 7.1, Any Edition
  • Citrix XenDesktop / XenApp 7.0, Any Edition

Applications

XIA Configuration Server documents the following settings for published applications:

  • Application name
  • Application type
  • App-V publishing settings
  • Delivery settings
  • Delivery groups
  • File type associations
Screenshot of published application settings in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of published application settings in the XIA Configuration web interface

AppDisks

AppDisks allow administrators to package and manage applications independently of golden images.

XIA Configuration Server audits the following AppDisk information:

  • Name and Description
  • AppDNA State
  • Compatibility
  • Reserved Machine SID
  • State
  • UID
  • Virtual Disk Identifier
  • Error Messages
  • Hypervisor Connection Name
  • Hosting Unit Names

AppDNA

Provides information about the connection details used to integrate XenDesktop with AppDNA.

XIA Configuration Server provides the following AppDNA information:

  • Enabled
  • Address
  • Database
  • Username

The screenshot below shows the AppDNA connection settings within Citrix Studio:

Screenshot of Citrix Studio showing AppDNA connection settings
Screenshot of Citrix Studio showing AppDNA connection settings

XIA Configuration Server retrieves this information and displays these settings in its web interface:

Screenshot of AppDNA connection settings in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of AppDNA connection settings in the XIA Configuration web interface

The documentation generated by XIA Configuration Server also includes these settings:

Screenshot of AppDNA connection settings in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of AppDNA connection settings in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Administrators

Document and track changes to the security of your Citrix XenDesktop site including:

  • Administrator name
  • Status
  • Scopes
  • Roles

Delivery Controllers

Delivery Controllers are the central management component of a XenDesktop site and provide communication with hypervisors to distribute applications and desktops, authenticate and manages user access as well as brokering connections between users and their virtual desktops and applications.

XIA Configuration Server documents the following information on delivery controllers:

  • Controller version
  • Name
  • DNS name
  • Active site services
  • SID
  • State
  • Operating System
  • Service pack
  • Serial number
  • Hardware manufacturer and model
Screenshot showing delivery controller details in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot showing delivery controller details in the XIA Configuration web interface

Hosting (Hypervisor) Connections

Hosting provides the connection details of the hypervisors to which the site is connected.

XIA Configuration Server audits the following hosting (hypervisor) connections information:

General Settings

  • Name
  • Connection type
  • Hypervisor address(es)
  • Machine Count
  • Persistent
  • Plugin Id
  • Preferred Controller
  • Revision
  • State
  • Supports Local Storage Caching
  • Supports Citrix Provisioning Services
  • UID
  • User Name
  • Uses Cloud Infrastructure
  • UUID
Screenshot of general settings in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of general settings in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Advanced settings

  • Maximum simultaneous actions (all types)
  • Maximum new actions per minute
  • Maximum simultaneous personal vDisk inventory updates
  • Maximum % simultaneous actions (all types)
  • Connection Options
  • Maximum % simultaneous personal vDisk inventory updates

Resources

Resources are the hypervisor network connections and storage that are made available to XenDesktop though hosting connections.
  • Storage names
  • Personal vDisk storage names
Screenshot of resource settings in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of resource settings in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Scopes

  • Names
  • Descriptions
Screenshot of scopes in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of scopes in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Administrators

  • Names
  • Roles
  • Is Account Enabled
Screenshot of administrators in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of administrators in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Licensing

XIA Configuration Server documents the following licensing configuration:

Licensing

  • License Server Name
  • License Server Port
  • Licence Server URI
  • Administration Console URL
  • Licensing Burn-in Date
  • Licensing Model
  • Version
  • Web Service Version

Licenses

  • Name
  • Permission Level
  • Type
  • Subscription Advantage Date
  • Quantity
Screenshot of licensing configuration in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of licensing configuration in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Delivery Groups

Delivery groups are collections of Active Directory users with access to a common group of resources within the site.

XIA Configuration Server retrieves the following information about delivery groups:

  • Name
  • Functional Level
  • Session Support
  • Description
  • Enabled
  • Timezone
  • Access Policy
  • Restart schedule
  • StoreFront connections
  • Power management
Power management screenshot

Machine Catalogs

Machine catalogs are collections of virtual or physical machines that can be managed as a single entity. Each machine in the catalog must have the same operating system and virtual delivery agent (VDA) installed.

XIA Configuration Server generates Citrix documentation with the following information about machine catalogs:

General Settings

  • Name and Description
  • Allocation type
  • Functional Level
  • Is Remote PC
  • Is Physical Machine
  • Persist User Changes
  • Provisioning Type
  • Session Support
  • UID
  • UUID
Screenshot of machine catalog general settings in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of machine catalog general settings in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Machine information

  • VDA Version
  • Operating System
Screenshot of machine information in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of machine information in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Machine count

  • Machine Count
  • Assigned Count
  • Unassigned Count
  • Used Count

Machines

  • Names
  • Operating Systems
  • Associated User Names

Administrators

  • Names
  • Roles
  • Is Account Enabled

Scopes

  • Names
  • Descriptions
Screenshot of machine general settings in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of machine general settings in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Policies

Policies are groups of settings that define how sessions, bandwidth, and security are managed for a group of users, devices, or connection types.

XIA Configuration Server documents the following information on policies:

  • Name
  • Description
  • Priority
  • Is Enabled
  • Policy settings
  • Policy filters
Screenshot of XenDesktop policy settings in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of XenDesktop policy settings in the XIA Configuration web interface

Zones

Zones allow administrators to group well connected machine catalogs, delivery controllers and hosting connections together within a single site.

XIA Configuration Server audits the following zones information:

  • Name and Description
  • UID
  • Is Primary
  • Items

Automatically Scan and Detect Citrix XenDesktop Sites

XIA Configuration automatically detects Citrix site installations on Windows machines which, in turn, can be detected automatically by scanning Active Directory.
Citrix sites can also be scanned manually with options such as PowerShell, optional components, detection and custom credentials (for untrusted domains).
Screenshot showing Citrix XenDesktop scan settings in the XIA Configuration Client
Screenshot showing Citrix XenDesktop scan settings in the XIA Configuration Client

Citrix XenDesktop Site Reporting

In addition to generating documentation of your Citrix XenDesktop sites, you may also wish to run reports against multiple sites within your environment. The screenshot below shows the output of the Citrix XenDesktop site policy settings report:

Screenshot of the XenDesktop site policy settings report in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of the XenDesktop site policy settings report in the XIA Configuration web interface

For more information, please see the Citrix XenDesktop site reporting page.

Mobile Support

XIA Configuration Server provides a mobile interface so you can access your Citrix XenDesktop site configuration on your mobile device.

XenDesktop site mobile screenshot

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