Webinar Wrap-up: Citrix Best Practices & Use Cases – Linux DaaS and VDI

by Stephanie Boozer, CUGC HQ

Allen Furmanski, Citrix Director of Product Management, and Terry Hou, Citrix Lead Product Manager, shared use cases, best practices, cost savings, features and more with Linux DaaS and Citrix VDI. They were joined by Citrix Software Engineer Zhen Fan and Site Director Johnny Zheng. CTP James Rankin moderated the Q&A discussion.

Q: What about profile solutions like FSLogix?
A: In Linux, we can leverage the remote home folder mount during the session launch to mimic the profile management like FSlogix or Citrix Profile management solutions.

Q: Is there going to be more support for newer versions of xorg?
Yes, we support what the OS distro defaults built-in for RHEL 8/9, Rocky 8/9, Ubuntu 20.04, 22.04, etc.

Q: Is there any best practice guide for how to manage a non persistent machine on how to manage the User Profiles? So how would I mount the correct NFS share for each user?
Here is a KB article for user profile roam through NFS at https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX231898/how-to-roam-linux-user-profile-through-network-file-system.

Q: Any support for AMD GPUs for virtualization in Linux VDA?
AMD GPU is supported through xdamage mode in Linux VDA which is a non-vGPU solution.

Q: As per Slide 12 – how do you get the fps inside the LVDI session ?
That is a web page with 3D rendered which offers the fps the web page generated.

Q: Can we do multi-Session on Linux?
Yes, we can do multi-session on Linux for publish apps or desktops.

Q: What are the resource requirements min for research data science tools?
That would depend entirely on the application, I would think

Q: If we allow users to SSH / https to Linux VDAs doeas that count against concurrent usage?
I don’t think the ssh session will consume the citrix license.

Q: I don’t think it will be same as Windows, as Windows required more than Linux.
Agree, but it would again depend on what the vendor stipulates as the minimum requirements on Linux.

Q: Are Ubuntu variants/spins supported? Kubuntu, etc.?
Ubuntu+KDE is worth a try. Some of the destop environments are supported, https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/linux-virtual-delivery-agent/current-release/system-requirements#supported-linux-distributions-xorg-versions-and-desktop-environments

Q: Do you have some more information on how we could leverage the Active Directory Integration with ADSys starting with Ubuntu 22.04?
More details can be found https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/linux-virtual-delivery-agent/current-release/system-requirements#active-directory-integration-packages

Q: Is there anyway we can get Linux Session performance analysis like ICA Network Latency / RTT, Frames etc.?
Yes, https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/linux-virtual-delivery-agent/current-release/configure/administration/tools-and-utilities, and https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/linux-virtual-delivery-agent/current-release/configure/administration/linux-vm-and-linux-session-metrics

Q: Is there a AV exclusions recommendation for Linux?
As LVDA is running in application level instead of kernel level, generally there are no AV exclusion recommendation as Windows VDA has.

Q: How many can join a screen sharing with HDX?
: By default is 10, but you can extend it mentioned at https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/linux-virtual-delivery-agent/current-release/configure/graphics/hdx-screen-sharing.html

Q: Can you pls share all the command that was on last page?
More details at https://docs.citrix.com/en-us/linux-virtual-delivery-agent/current-release/configure/administration/tools-and-utilities.html

Q: Is there support for deploy image from app layering ?
No app layering support for Linux

Q: XDPing requires a Python 3.6 which is installed but XDping still fails to install asking for Python still. Is there an alternative option for XDPing to get the VDA configuration?
It requires a python virtual env, any luck to try this

Q: Where is the best place to get hands on support for Linux to test stuff in our lab?
Best to connect through citrix support or your citrix TAM.

Q: Any documentation from Citrix which shows how LVDA is a priority for Citrix since in the past it has never been a priority?
LinuxVDA is a priority for years, you can find it from https://www.citrix.com/solutions/vdi-and-daas/linux-virtual-desktop.html

Q: Is there any Citrix forum for Linux?
: Yes, here is it https://discussions.citrix.com/forum/1561-linux-virtual-desktop/

Have more questions about the session or want to discuss it with other Citrix users? Join the CUGC Slack and/or Discord channels and jump into the conversations!

Are you a member of CUGC? Join free today and stay up to date on all things Citrix!

More from the CUGC blogs:

Leave a Reply