14 Replies Latest reply: Mar 27, 2017 6:31 AM by Daniele Imhof RSS

    Qlikview server and citrix

    Amien Amien

      are there things to know before doing this? tip/tricks? or is it just like a regular install?

        • Qlikview server and citrix

          Citrix migth be good for serving "low memory, low CPU portions" of QV Desktop (developer tool) to many users.

          But QV server is a resource intensive, well, server process. It can be (mostly ) administered remotely from web based management console. What is the benefit of Citrix ?

          -Alex

            • Qlikview server and citrix
              Amien Amien

              i need to install a QV server and i dont have fysical access to the server. So i need to do this remote. Can i install the server in a citrix envoirement? or is it better to use remote access.

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                  Rick Wild

                  If you have remote access to the server I would use that route. You may need to create users and/or groups and you ceratainly need to install software. There is no benefit having QlikView server available through Citrix, as its management tools are web-based and only the QlikView administrator needs to access them. The server deploys applications by html

                    • Qlikview server and citrix
                      Amien Amien

                      correct me if i'm wrong .. but citrix is a tool to get remote access right? or is there more to it?

                      i'm assuming that i need citrix to get remote access. and witihin a citrix remote acces envoirement i can install QV server and create users etc.

                      the management tool is indeed webbased, but what i needed to restart the servers manual?

                        • Qlikview server and citrix

                          Hi!

                          We have citrix and it works fine with Qlikview. We have a Qlikview Server and two citrix Server with IE-plugin installed. We use port 4747 and not tunnel and it works fine. You need to install excel and printers correkt on cixtrix servers if your user use it.

                          • Qlikview server and citrix
                            Rick Wild

                            There is more to it. Citrix is mainly a virtualisation system so that you can install applications in a central or cloud environment and access them remotely using a thin client at the delivery end.

                            Hence Kristofer's remark about Excel - you install Excel in the Citrix environment, then people access the central Excel using the Citrix thin client. Also, note Kristofer's setup has the QlikView IE Plugin installed in the Citrix environment, so it doesn't have to be installed on hundreds of PC's etc.

                            In your post you say 'can I install the server in a Citrix environment? or is it better to use remote access?' I thought you meant remote access other than Citrix - for example Remote Desktop. My point is that you don't need the application sharing capabilities of Citrix for the QlikView server.

                             

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                                Amien Amien

                                from a third party i will get a Windows Server 2008 enviroment using Citrix MPS 4. I imagine some login and than a WS2008 screen pops up. Like VMware. On that WS2008 image i need to install QV10.0 Server. This is a manual installation that needs to be done ones. So no need to make a package. So my question basicly... can i install QV10 server on MPS4 as if it was a normal install, or are there things to worry about? (besides performance)

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                                    Rick Wild

                                    Got it - thanks.

                                    AFAIK there isn't anything special to worry about.

                                      • Qlikview server and citrix
                                        Amien Amien

                                        Thanks

                                          • Re: Qlikview server and citrix

                                            Hi,

                                            for those of you who have expeirence with IE plugin and Citrix, any ideas on the below?

                                             

                                            We have recently installed IE plugin on our Citrix farm and this has gone fine, one annoyance we have found is, when an end user opens up the access point it will do the plugin install and will install on the server they are pointed to. Then when they access again and are pointed to a different server in the farm they have the same install come up again,

                                            Is there anyway to do the install on the server the first time and have this mirror across the whole farm after that? so that the install for the end user is only ever done the once? Rather than having it pop up 20+ times?

                                            Or is there some other configuration on the farm itself that would stop this happening?

                                             

                                            thanks

                                             

                                            Joe

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                                                Magnus ÅVITSLAND

                                                Hi.

                                                 

                                                At one of my clients we have:

                                                2x QVS v11 in a cluster with load balancer.

                                                 

                                                Users connect using thin clients.

                                                They open documents on the cluster using the AjaxZFC.

                                                At another client they use the IE plugin, which also works very well, thus consuming more RAM than the AjaxZFC.

                                                 

                                                Both setups work very well.

                                                The thin clients need only a web browser and Excel for this setup to work, and the IE plugin if that is used.

                                                Of course, along with the other applications not dependant on QVS.

                                                 

                                                 

                                                Kind regards

                                                 

                                                Magnus Åvitsland

                                                BI Consultant

                                                Framsteg Business Intelligence Corp.