Solution guide

Automation for HPE SimpliVity and Citrix Cloud v1.1

Introduction

Citrix cloud connector acts as an interface between the Citrix cloud and resource location. This helps in managing the hosts and virtual desktops from the cloud by removing the need for complex solutions and networking. Each resource location is recommended to have more than one cloud connector to provide high availability (HA). However, it is laborious to configure or deconfigure cloud connector whenever a resource location is created or deleted.
This document is a step-by-step guide to automate the installation of cloud connectors using HPE SimpliVity Citrix Plug-in by deploying virtual machines (VMs), adding them to Active Directory (AD), downloading Citrix cloud connector and installing it.
Target audience: Software architects, solution engineers and end users using Hyper Converged infrastructure for virtual desktops. It is recommended to have a brief understanding on HPE SimpliVity and Citrix cloud.