Delivering Windows Apps to an iPhone
This blueprint documents how to deliver Windows applications and documents to the iPhone.for demonstration and evaluation purposes. Citrix XenApp is provided in an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) running in Amazon EC2. Links and instructions are also provided for Citrix Recever for iPhone and Citrix Doc Finder. Customers and prospects will gain experience from the ability to rapidly evaluate application usability for use with the iPhone.
You can use this demo server to test pre-configured installed applications. To do this, point your browser to the public IP of your instance. Log in with the local administrator username and password or one of the test user accounts created.
Install the the Citrix Receiver for iPhone on your client device.
Use the Administrator's Guides on the Citrix Knowledge Base located at support.citrix.com for step by step setup instructions.
The Citrix AMI's can be located in the Amazon Console (http://console.aws.amazon.com) by navigating to "AMIs" Enter "Citrix" in the Viewing field. The Citrix Open Cloud images will be listed. You can launch any of them by performing a right-click and selecting "Launch Instance of this AMI."
This AMI is not a domain controller. You should, however, be able to authenticate to a domain controller in the cloud, or at the datacenter over a VPN.
The computer name or hostname of this machine is tied to the Citrix XenApp License file, and you should not change the name.
Windows Server 2008 R2. This AMI is based on or built on the Amazon base AMI. This machine is not part of a domain, and uses a local hostname - XA6.
The following Citrix components are installed on this Server:
- XenApp 6.0 for Windows Server 2008R2
- Web Interface 5.34
- Citrix license Server 11.6.1
- Citrix Online Plugin 12.1
BYOL - Bring Your Own Licenses.
- You will need a license for Citrix XenApp, this image contains a developer license.
- You will need a license for Microsoft Terminal Services.
For external client access:
The XenApp server is already setup for external client access. Client's simply need to configure the URL http://<public-server-address>/Citrix/PNAgent/config.xml in the iPhone settings for Citrix Receiver.
Make sure the Amazon Security Group, in addition to your firewall and Router allows the following ports to pass through:
Tcp port 1494 citrix ica
Tcp port 2598 citrix session reliability
Tcp port 80 http
Tcp port 443 https
Tcp port 3389 rdp
There are two Web Interface sites created on this server. One Access Platform site and one XenApp Services site.
The following applications are published on the XenApp server:
Installed Applications: Wordpad, Internet Explorer, Desktop
Citrix Doc Finder is another great application and a great addition for iPhone users. It allows easy access to documents stored in the users home folder. Citrix Doc Finder is a feature of Citrix Recever for iPhone that makes it easy for users to find and open the Enterprise docs they need from their mobile device.
To optimize the experience for the iPhone display, Citrix recommends publishing Doc Finder to 480x800(or use the -i option in the file location dialogue), so the Doc Finder UI fits the iPhone screen. Other applications we recommend publishing the applications at 720 x 1080. This will render the application clarity to accommodate the iPhone screen size and resolution. In most cases the user can zoom and pinch to their desired magnification level. It is suggested to experiment for different applications to achieve optimal user experience.
Additional Considerations, Tips & Tricks