Installing Certificate Authority in Windows 2012

This Article describes you how to Install Certificate Authority in Windows 2012.

 

1. Log on to Server using Domain ID and credentials.
2. Click Add roles and features in the Server Manager.

 

3. Click Server Selection and then click Server Roles in the left pane.

 

4. Select Active Directory Certificate Services > Click Add Features and then click Next.

 

 

5. Click Next to accept the defaults > Click Next on the Active Directory Certificate Services page.

 

6. Verify that Certification Authority is selected and then select Certification Authority Web Enrollment.
7. Click Add Features and then click Next > Click Next on the Web Server Role (IIS) page > Click Next to install the default role services.

8. Click Install to begin the installation of the role > This installation may take several minutes.
Click Close when the installation completes.

Installing a guest operating system in a Virtual Machine

This Article describe about how to Install a guest operating system in a Virtual Machine

 

Step 1: Creating a Virtual Machine
A virtual machine is a software only representation of a computer. It is configured with one or more virtual CPUs, virtual memory, a virtual network interface card, and one or more virtual disks. An operating system and applications can be installed on the virtual machine after it is created.
Installing the Operating System
Step 2: Installing the Operating System
A VM cannot start up without first installing an operating system on a virtual disk associated with it. The easiest way to install the operating system on a VM is to attach an ISO and start it up from that ISO.
Install Updates and Fixes
Step 3: Installing Updates and Fixes
Installing the .NET Framework 3.5 Features on Server 2012
Many components are required as per environment like .NET Framework 3.5 to function correctly. You can avoid installing the .NET Framework separately by installing it on the VM before converting the VM to a template.
Licensing Virtual Machines with KMS
Step 4: Installing Hypervisor Tools
Hypervisor tools provide high performance drivers that significantly improve disk and network performance for XenServer and VMware VMs. You may not have all the commands required to manage the hypervisor (start, stop, suspend) and limited performance monitoring capabilities without these tools.

Installation Steps:

 

1. Double-click Citrix XenCenter on the desktop, if XenCenter is not already open then Click the Sandeep VM.

2. Click the Console tab.
If the VM fails to start, verify that the correct ISO is loaded in the DVD Drive field. If the ISO image is non-bootable, the VM will not start. To correct this issue, select the correct ISO image and then click within the Console page to start the VM

 

3. Select the desired language, time and currency format, and keyboard or input method, and then click Next. a. English (United States) is selected in the Language to install field.
b. English (United States) is selected in the Time and currency format field.
c. US is selected in the Keyboard or input method field.
d. Click Next.

 

4. Click Install now and Select Windows Server 2012 Standard (Server with a GUI) and then click Next.
Ensure you select the Server with GUI and not the Server Core Installation option.

 

5. Select I accept the license terms and then click Next > Select Custom: Install Windows only (advanced).

 

6. Verify Drive 0 Unallocated Space is selected and then click Next.
It will take approximately 15 minutes to install the operating system.
Note : Before installing OS just format this disk. Click on New > Then type the size which you want to allocate to this system > OK > After that click on Format > OK

After this install start and you can see progress %.

 

Important: Click Eject to the right of the DVD Drive field to unload the Windows Server 2012 ISO file.

 

Create a virtual machine in XenCenter

This Article describe about how to Create a virtual machine in XenCenter.

1. Double-click Citrix XenCenter on the desktop, if it is not already open.
2. Click XenServer in XenCenter and then click New VM in the XenCenter toolbar.
3. Scroll the VM template list, click Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit), and then click Next.
You are choosing the Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit) standard template, because this standard template is the closest match to Windows Server 2012. You will install Windows Server 2012 on this VM.

 

 

4. Type Name of server in the Name field and then click Next.
This is the name used to identify the virtual machine in XenCenter. It is not the DNS name or the computer name associated with the VM.

 

5. Select Install from ISO library or DVD drive, select Windows_Server_2012_64bit.iso in the ISO field, and then click Next.
The ISO files are stored in an ISO library that was pre-created and contains all of the installation images required for this course.

 

6. Select Place the VM on this server and then click Next.
If you had a pool of XenServer hosts, you could elect to not assign a home server. This allows the VM to be agile meaning it can run on any XenServer in the pool. In order to not assign a home server, you must have multiple XenServer hosts in a pool and create the VM on shared storage.

 

7. Verify that 1 or as per requirement vCPU is selected.
The number of vCPUs depends on the workload and should not exceed the logical cores within the hardware. The limit is 16 vCPUs per VM.

 

8. Type 8192 in the Memory field or as per your requirement and then click Next.
The recommended minimum amount of memory for Windows Server 2008 R2 is 1024MB. The recommended minimum amount of memory for Windows Server 2012 is 2048MB.

 

 

9. Verify that Use these virtual disks and Local storage are selected and then click Next.

 

10. Click Add > Select Network > Click Add> Click Next> Review the settings for this VM for accuracy.
If changes need to be made, use the Previous button to return to previous pages.

Here you can change your network settings like Vlan by clicking on Properties.

11. Verify that Start the new VM automatically is selected and then click Finish.
You may not want to start a VM automatically if you will not need it immediately or if you want to configure multiple VMs before making them available.

 

Installing DHCP role on Windows Server 2012

This Article describe how to Installing DHCP role on Windows Server 2012

 

1. Log on to Domain Controller using the Domain User ID and credentials.
2. Click Add roles and features in the Server Manager.

Note: If the Server Manager is not displayed, move the mouse pointer to the lower-left corner of the screen and then click the Server Manager icon.

 

3. Click Server Selection and then click Server Roles in the left pane of the Add Roles and Features wizard.

 

4. Select DHCP Server from the list of roles, click Add Features, and then click Next. > Click Next on the Select features page. > Click Next on the DHCP Server page.

 

5. Click Install to begin the installation. > Click Close once the installation is completed.

 

Configuring DHCP role on Windows Server 2012

This article describe you how to Configuring DHCP role on Windows Server 2012.

Prerequisites: Server 2012

1. Log on to Domain Controller/Server using the Domain id and credentials.
2. Click Tools in the upper-right corner of the Server Manager window and then click DHCP to open the DHCP console.

3. Double-click <server name> in the middle pane and then double-click IPv4

 

4. Right-click IPv4 in the left pane and then click New Scope.

5. Click Next on the Welcome screen.

6. Type Name of network according to your business requirement in the Name field and then click Next.

7. Type Address (Which is created for the VLAN) in the Start IP address field and then after that type in the End IP address field for the specific VLAN.
After that Verify that xxx.xxx.xxx.0 appears in the Subnet mask field and then click Next. Here you can choose Length as well but do not change it as per recommendation.

 

 8.On the next page Click Next to accept the default setting of no exclusions. If you want to exclude any IP which you don’t want to assign just type here.
The IP addresses that appear in the exclusion list will not be available for assignment by DHCP.

9. Click Next to accept the default lease duration.
By default, the lease duration is 8 days.

 

10. Verify that Yes, I want to configure these options now is selected and then click Next.

 

 

11. On the Next page you have to provide Router (Default Gateway) IP Type xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, click Add, and then click Next.

12. Here you have to check or Verify that your (parent domain) is appears in the Parent domain field.

13. Check that Start IP has been added to the IP address field as show in above diagram.
14. If your environment servers are running on WINS server then click Next in the WINS Servers page and type the IP for that.

15. Here Verify that Yes, I want to activate this scope now is selected and then click Next. Click Finish.

Recommendation: Do not activate Scope from here, after creation of new Scope go to that scope settings and cross check all the settings which you have done and then activate from there.

16. Close the DHCP console window
17. Here Scope is created and ready to use.

Configuring Citrix Storefront 2.5

This article provide you how to configure Citrix StoreFront 2.5

Prerequisites :

A server with StoreFront 2.5

 

 

 

1. Create a new store called ( Name of your store).

 

2. Here you have to create Create Store and go ahead with next process.

 

 

3.  Here you have to provide Store name which you want to use for Business.( This will reflect in citrix storefront link)

4. Then you have to add XenDesktop Delivery Controllers that exist in the environment.

5. Allow access to XenDesktop using a HTTP connection only or HTTPS depend on business requirement.

 

6. Configure this store to be the default store to ensure that users of earlier Citrix client-side will be able to access the store.

 

7. Here you will see summary for StoreFront

 

8. If you want to configure Remote Access like you have OTP/VPN Server then here you can do this. On Default appliance you have to select store

9. Here configure the Configure Legacy Support.

How To upload and apply a xenserver hotfix

This article will let you know that How To upload and apply a xenserver hotfix

Note : We have two Method to apply Hotfix.

1. Installing the update using XenCenter
2. Installing the update using the xe Command

Method 1: Installing the update using XenCenter

1. Log on to the system which is hosting XenCenter.

2. Click Citrix XenCenter to open it.

 

3. Then Click Tools > Check for Updates in the XenCenter menu bar.

 

4. Select the hotfix which you want to apply or update from the list.

 

5. Click Download & Install to start the download process.

6. Click Next to continue once all pre-checks have been resolved.

 

7. Verify automatically perform post-update tasks after the update has been applied is selected and click         Install update.

 

8. Click Finish when the update process is completed.


Method 2: Installing the update using the xe Command

 

 

How to install and configure XenApp 7.5/XenDesktop 7.5 delivery controllers

This Article will let you know about How to install and configure XenApp 7.5/XenDesktop 7.5 delivery controllers

Prerequisites:

  1. ISO or setup file for Citrix 7.1 or 7.5 .

Recommendation:

  1. Copy the setup file on local driver where you want to install.
  2. Run the setup with Service Account not with domain id or with Local Admin Id.

Steps:

  1. Double click on the autoselect icon > click on start.

2. Here you will get an option for installation of Delivery Controller.

3. Click on Delivery Controller and follow the installation steps given below.

4. Accept the agreement > click on next.

 

5. On the next page ,you will see all the Core Components options and here you have to select as per your    requirement.

Recommendation: install Studio, License server and Store front Components on different Servers. (Here i am installing Delivery Controller, Studio and Director on a single server)

 

6. After selecting core components .Click on next

7. Here you will select SQL Server option. Do not select the below and click on next.

       Recommendation: Install SQL on different Server with always ON.

 

8. On firewall Page Select Automatically and click on next.

 

9. On the Summary page, review the options and click on install.

How to Create Host Profile in VMWare

This article will describe about how to create host profile in VMWare, You can create the host profile from your reference host.

1. First login into server where VMware vSphere Client is installed.

2. After that provide Vcenter server IP or name and put credentials.

3. vSphere page is visible .Go to home and click on Host Profiles.

 

4. On the next page ,you will see a Host profile option ( on the left side) .Click on Create a Host Profile option.

 

5. It will open up a Create Profile Wizard and there are two options:

a) Create Profile from existing host ( A host is fully configured with all the settings according to requirement           of your environment)

b) Import profile ( If you have profile settings which is imported from other server)

 

6. Here you have to decide which option need to select, i am selecting Create Profile from existing host

7. Select the datacenter and expand it and then select the host from which you want to create profile.

 

8. After that provide name for this profile and description .Click next.

 

9. It will show you the Summary and click on finish.

 

10. Now your profile is ready

 

Note : if you are getting error while Creating host profile from an ESXi host.

1. Log in to vCenter Server as a Domain user from the vSphere Client.

2. Select the ESXi host you want to create or update a host profile from the inventory.

Click the Configuration tab > Click the Security Profile link >Click Properties >Click CIM Server > Options.

 

3. Select Start and Stop with host if it is not set this way by default.

4. Click Restart > Click Start > OK.

How to Reset Root Password for XenServer

In this article you will find How to Reset Root Password for XenServer Host via xencenter or through ILO.

Note: The boot loader has been changed by Citrix in previous releases of XenServer.

1. First login into XenServer and to change the password you first need to go to that Server. After providing  user Credentials go to Console tab > press enter to log in

 

2. Then type xsconsole and go to Authentication option and press Enter.

 

3. Go to Change Password option and press Enter ,it will prompt you a login window where you have to put old password.

4. After that provide new password and put the password again to confirm it and press Enter.

 

5. It will prompt you that your password has been changed and press OK.