Jump to content
Welcome to our new Citrix community!
  • Citrix Cloud – Connecting Your Local Site as a Data Source for Analytics


    cugcblogs

    ronnie-hamilton.png by Ronnie Hamilton, CTA, Ireland CUGC Leader

    In this, my first blog on the CUGC site, I would like to run through how we connect to your local Citrix site and allow Citrix cloud analytics service to collect all the data touch points which enable the service to make some intelligent decisions around Security & Operations. In the coming updates, we will also see the introduction into performance details and user scores. 

    I recently authored a quick post on ronnie.ie which details how to connect a site to Citrix Cloud. This is the first requirement before you are able to connect the site as a data source, which will be accessible from Citrix cloud.

    The next step is to connect the site as a data source to the Citrix Analytics service in Citrix cloud. When complete, we will be able to feed the analytics engine with all the data points, that can be analysed to get some actionable outcomes in Citrix cloud.

    hamilton082219-01.png.31cdfa0e60464df218fbc9c2e65a19fa.png
    • Make sure you log into your Citrix Cloud account
    • Select - Manage from the Analytics tile
    hamilton082219-02.png.5b74242477878299313094b200f64794.png
    • Select - Settings
    • Select - Data Sources
    hamilton082219-03.png.8bd63d9b600daa9118ea7029d997774c.png
    • Select - Turn On Data Processing from the Virtual Apps & Desktops tile
    hamilton082219-04.png.ce89813d4ba988c735109d8308d4098e.png
    • Select - Turn On Data Processing
    hamilton082219-05.png.ee4ee344d1ad61ec0c9b1b481c75508e.png
    • Select - Configuration incomplete
    hamilton082219-06.png.fed18d4be34a5f41fd95af8c686eda75.png
    • There are a number of sites connected here, the one we are configuring is Dublin
    • Select - Dublin
    hamilton082219-07.png.6096742421b9ec8e16cde07bfa0c3bdb.png
    • Select - Install and Configure Agent
    hamilton082219-08.png.bea9ba5f5a6d462e31830e2a251fe84f.png
    • Make sure you don't have any popup blockers enabled
    • Select - Download Agent
    • When you have downloaded the agent copy it to the delivery controller you with to feed to data from.
    hamilton082219-09.png.d67b8037ed8616ba5b9d3e6bf57faeea.png
    • When you have copied the agent to the Delivery Controller
    • Select - Right click and run as Administrator
    • Select - Test to continue
    hamilton082219-11.png.1ba71ef2630ad2ae4ef8185f86d678e1.png
    • Select - I accept the terms of the License Agreement
    • Select - Install
    hamilton082219-12.png.9676b96a30be090abcd11131374dbf4e.png
    • Select - Finish
    hamilton082219-13.png.388d5d486f4f9c1160e74e84156c1b4a.png
    • Select - Install and Configure Agent
    hamilton082219-14.png.d504a203f4015131a5bc94440fc1073e.png
    • Enter - Username and password with access to the Delivery Controller
    • Select - Next
    hamilton082219-15.png.166ba493aa32c00fc7c0f47b2ababd8e.png
    • Enter - URL of Director 
    • Select - Next
    hamilton082219-16.png.b0d73da0cbbf85bc25b8eb284b64fab7.png
    • Select - Done
    hamilton082219-17.png.4e86c06ffff2b502dac0e0aa2843c69d.png

    You can now see you are ready to start collecting data from your local delivery controllers to the Analytics service in the cloud. There are some other things that are required to make sense of this data like configuring and defining policies for things like unusual logon access, or extensive file downloads so that a risk score can be placed on each policy. This can all then be correlated and appropriate actions can be taken regarding this user ability to access resources, by either limiting what can be accessed or complete lock out of all systems if the score is high enough to mean a potential breach.

    Keep an eye out over on ronnie.ie for upcoming blog posts on the topic as I delve deeper into Analytics Service and the upcoming Performance.  


    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments

    There are no comments to display.



    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...