Flexxible IT Glossary
Application template definition
Application Server Farm (ASF) Catalog or Machine catalog
Central Processing Unit (CPU) Desktop-as-a-service (DaaS)
Desktop broker farm
Desktop template definition
Distributed File System (DFS)
Distributed File System Replication (DFSR)
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Domain Controller (DC)
Domain trust relationship
Disaster recovery system (DRS)
Event viewerFlexxible IT|Application Publisher
FSLogixGroup Policy Object(GPO) Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI)
Managed services account(MSA)
Organizational Unit (OU)
PublishedApps or App or published application
PVDiskReady for DeploySingle-Document Interface(SDI)
Tenant or client
TokenUniversal Naming Convention (UNC)
UnregisteredVirtual Client Computing Roles (VCC Roles)
Virtual Desktop Agent (VDA)
VDI or desktop
VDI Appliance or compute Appliance
VDI OS Manager
VDI OS Roles
VDI Client UI
Virtual Desktop Template(VDT)
Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN)
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Volume Shadow Copy ServiceWholesaler
In a nutshell, it's an identities management system used to organize items by groups and also to apply security policies group on VMs and users. Please, refer to the Active Directory Integration for FLEXXIBLE|Appliances article for more information.
Integration with active directory domain. Please, refer to the Flexxible|SUITE - Integration with Active Directory article for more information.
This is an AD identity that includes the information about the directory, the classes definitions, and their attributes. Its version depends on the "functional levels".
A set of parameters defined to generate an alert when certain values are reached. For example, a visual notification is triggered when the VM memory consumption is greater than 80% and has stayed in that condition for more than 5 mins. Please, refer to the Alert Configuration and Monitoring Module Overview article for more information.
By default, the alerts are shown in the console. The alert subscriptions allow the users to receive the alerts by email. Please, refer to the Alert Configuration and Monitoring Module Overview article for more information.
Physical node with the role of a hypervisor. Please, refer to the Flexxible|Appliances category for more information.
Virtual servers configured for users where you can assign entire users sessions (SDI) or publish applications. You can find useful information in the Application server farms article.
This is a Flexxible|SUITE entity that correlates a hypervisor VM with a template. From this entity, you can manage published applications and you can also change the status of the VM(i.e.. Ready for Deploy, in edition). Please, refer to the Flexxible|Template Manager article for more information.
When you edit a template, the changes are also applied to the desktops and appservers that are linked to the mentioned template. Please, refer to How to upgrade a VDI or AppServer to the latest version of the template article for more information.
This is the Flexxible|SUITE entity that correlates the Delivery Groups and the Citrix Studio Catalogs for app and SDI. This is where you can assign Active Directory Groups to the App or SDI. Also, you can modify the number of servers in the farm. Please, refer to the Flexxible|Template Manager article for more information.
A Citrix XenApp&XenDesktop entity that contains a set of virtual machines which can be delivered to end-users through a Delivery Group. You can find useful information in the Virtual Desktop Templates and Application server farms articles.
Citrix cloud service to access the infrastructure Citrix roles based on pay-per-use. You can find useful information on the Citrix Cloud services site.
Set of dll files specific to Citrix which help us identify devices and peripherals and move them from the endpoint to the corresponding VDI or SDI.
Citrix software component which should be installed in the endpoints to get to the resources (VDIs, SDIs, apps). You can find useful information in the Receiver - Citrix site.
A computer cluster is a set of loosely or tightly connected computers or VMs that work together so that, in many respects, they can be viewed as a single system. That way you can increase performance and availability.
This is a VM dedicated to the automatic deployment of the whole infrastructure in the enterprise appliances. After the deployment is completed, it can be used to view the status of the storage, the VCC roles, to perform maintenance tasks and to execute quick actions. Please, refer to the Flexxible Control Panel overview article for more information.
Physical node dedicated to host the infrastructure virtual machines (VCC Roles), but not user VMs. Please, refer to the Flexxible Control Panel overview article for more information.
Physical or virtual personal computer or server processor.
It stands for "Desktop as a Service". It's the infrastructure dedicated to providing pay-per-use desktops.
It's a domain which is exclusively assigned to a tenant or customer on the domain import process on a multitenant deployment.
Also known as DDC or DDC Controller. It's a Citrix role, which is responsible for the VDA coordination, their registration, and delivery to the users, as well as the catalogues and delivery groups management. Please, refer to Flexxible|SUITE - AD Sites per delivery controller article for more information.
Aka "DG". It's the Citrix entity which specifies those users with an assigned machine catalogue (template). Please, refer to Excluding and managing desktop catalogs article for more information.
it's a virtual machine dedicated to one user, who owns the use of that VM in exclusive mode.
Or "Citrix farm". It's the infrastructure set of servers that they manage the resource delivery and access(VDIs, SDIs, and apps). Please, refer to
Desktop Broker Farm article for more information.
VDI Manager entity that relates a VM from the hypervisor with a template. It allows to update that VM status ("Ready for Deploy"; "In Edition"). Please, refer to the Flexxible|Template Manager article for more information.
By Microsoft. It stands for "Distributed File System". It enables you to group shared folders that are located on different servers into one or more logically structured namespaces. Each namespace appears to users as a single shared folder with a series of subfolders. However, the underlying structure of the namespace can consist of numerous file shares that are located on different servers and in multiple sites. Please, refer to the Distributed File System (DFS) Functions Microsoft documentation for more information.
It's also known as "DFS Replication". It allows you to efficiently replicate folders (including those referred to by a DFS namespace path) across multiple servers and sites. It uses a compression algorithm known as remote differential compression (RDC). RDC detects changes to the data in a file, and it enables DFS Replication to replicate only the changed file blocks instead of the entire file. Please, refer to the Distributed File System Replication Microsoft documentation for more information.
The "Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol" is a customer/server protocol which automatically provides with an Internet protocol host (IP) with its IP address and other related configuration information, such as the default gateway and the subnet mask. Please, refer to the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Microsoft documentation for more information.
The Delta or Differential Disk is a Citrix resource and a disk template copy. Please, refer to the Enable differencing disk deletion article for more information.
Getting out of a machine leaving a started and disconnected session (non-saved changes could be lost in case of restart).
The user stopped working on a started session in a VM. In this case, it's possible he left running applications but didn't save changes.
It's a dedicated server to the identity management based in Active Directory. Please, refer to the VCC Roles article for more information.
A trust relationship is a relationship established between two domains in a way that allows the users of a domain to be recognized by the Domain Controllers of another domain.
Disaster recovery system (DRS)
It allows a system or technology infrastructure to prevent unexpected failures to occur or to guarantee the post-failure service continuity by its contingency mechanisms (policies, tools, procedures...).
The physical device that allows the Citrix resource delivery (e.g. PCs, thin clients, tablets, etc). It's the device "touched" by the user.
It's a persistent virtual desktop infrastructure or VDI.
It's a machine resource that records information about the system and sends notifications to help the administrators to prevent and diagnose system issues. Events can be classified into three levels: informational, warning or critical. Please, refer to the Event Log Collection article for more information.
It's a grouped machine event log viewer. Please, refer to the Event Log Collection article for more information.
It's a tool that runs in appserver type templates and enables to easily perform the application publishing process from the templates themselves. Please, refer to the Flexxible|App Publisher article for more information.
It's a tool that runs on a device and allows to perform a diagnose about that device network quality and to send execution reports. It's used to know the user network quality and to validate that the minimum requirements are accomplished. It can be download here. Please, refer to the Flexxible|SUITE Introduction and compatibility article for more information.
It stands for "Software-Defined Storage" and it allows to build a data storage volume clustered by software, using several nodes to replicate and provide resilience to data.
Acronym for "Flexxible|SmartWorkspaces". Please, refer to the Flexxible|SmartWorkspaces Infrastructure for more information.
It's a VDI OS Manager functionality, which verifies the critical services are correctly executed. Please, refer to the Flexxible|SUITE Introduction and compatibility article for more information.
It's a feature that simulates a virtual machine power cut event and generates a "dirty" restart in the VM. Please, refer to the Flexxible|Help Desk Tool for VDI for more information.
The software development company, which provides Flexxible IT with the technology to manage the user-profiles and the cache persistence in the non-persistent sessions. Please, refer to the Flexxible|FPM by FsLogix article for more information.
Group Policy Object or group directive policy is a set of rules, that control de work environment for the user and the computer accounts. That directive group provides centralized management and configuration for OSs, apps, and users in an Active Directory environment.
Hyperconvergence represents the combination of virtual and physical components of an infrastructure, such as servers, networks, and storage hardware, resulting in a single device controlled by software. Please, refer to the Flexxible|SmartWorkspaces Infrastructure article for more information.
Software solution that allows the parallel execution of multiple compute instances (virtual machines that may have different operative systems) in a single or multiple sets of physical hardware.
Citrix virtual disk which stores the machine identities where it's connected to. E.g. The AD account for that machine.
Template status. "In Edition" allows performing changes in the template. Please, refer to the Flexxible|Template Manager article for more information.
In multidomain deployments the infrastructure domain in the one that hosts the VCC roles.
A job is an action performed from the console that passes to the queue and it's run by a worker, which logs that execution in the "jobs" section. Please, refer to the Jobs article for more information.
Launching a custom operation: To run a script in a VM, which was previously packaged in a VDI Manager button. Please, refer to the Corrective snippets (a.k.a Custom Operations) article for more information.
It's the time that the remote commands take to get to destiny. E.g. A user presses down a key in his endpoint. The latency at that user endpoint will determine the time that the VDI takes to notice that key was pushed down.
To close a session. Please, refer to the Flexxible|Help Desk Tool for VDI for more information.
It's the ability to mirror some content. E.g. Two disks using a mirroring setup (RAID1) will allow us to prevent from losing any data, in case one of them fails, by having each disk data mirrored one another. You can find useful information in the Two-way administration for Published Apps article.
It's intended to provide critical applications with its own domain accounts isolation, while it avoids the need of an administrator to manually manage that accounts credentials. It enables you to use computer credentials to access the network resources. Please, refer to the Flexxible|SUITE - Integration with Active Directory for more information.
It's a domain which was imported to Flexxible|SUITE as Multitenant. Please, refer to How to create a new tenant in a Multitenant Environment article for more information.
It's the ability to perform deployment and to share and to segment both the hardware and the accesses to make it multiclient. How to create a new tenant in a Multitenant Environment article for more information.
It's the ability to integrate a domain to deployment so that contents several clients or tenants. To do so, every tenant is usually closed inside a single OU in that domain, where all its resources are orchestrated. Please, refer to the Flexxible|SUITE - Integration with Active Directory for more information.
It's a storage device which is network-accessible.
It's a network device (virtual or physical), which performs the role of inverse proxy for Citrix sessions delivery. You can find useful information in the How to access to the NetScaler console article.
It references a computer unit. Usually a server. It's a "point of intersection or union of several elements that converge in the same place". For example: in a computer network each of the machines is a node, and if the network is the Internet, each server also constitutes a node.
It's a set of processes that manage or plan the execution of different actions focused on a target. Please, refer to the Jobs article for more information.
VDI OS Manager entity which correlates an operative system and its activation keys.
An Organizational Unit is an Active Directory object in a domain. The OUs can be used to manage other objects (machine accounts, users, groups, etc) in the directory on administrable units. Please, refer to the Flexxible|SUITE - Integration with Active Directory article for more information.
To overpass the setup limits. E.g. The Azure Overflow feature allows overflowing desktops in Azure, once the on-premise VMs limit is achieved.
It's a VDI OS Manager role in multitenant environments, which allows to directly manage those tenants he's linked to. This role hung on the "Wholesaler" role. Please, refer the Using Flexxible|SUITE Roles and Users article for more information.
It's a VDI type, which keeps all the user changes and once it's deployed, it loses its link to the template.
Any action performed in a VM, which changes its power status (switch on, switch off, restart, etc). Please, refer to the Flexxible|Help Desk Tool for VDI for more information.
It's the action of switching off a VM by cutting power off. Please, refer to the Flexxible|Help Desk Tool for VDI for more information.
It's a non-persistent VDI. No change performed by the user will be kept, except but his profile. It enables you to modify the template and to update the desktops to the new template version.
PublishedApps or App or published application: To provide an application which runs on a remote computer, but it seems to run as if it was installed in local. Please, refer to How to publish an Application for more information.
A Citrix technology that consists in attaching an additional disk to a virtual machine which provides persistence to user changes in non-persistent desktops.
Template status. "Ready for Deploy" allows propagating that changes from the template to the deployed resources. Please, refer to the Flexxible|Template Manager article for more information.
It's a user session with Windows complete experience in a virtual server, which contains several users working in the same VM. Please, refer to How to deploy a new SDI/Published Apps Template article for more information.
It's any pocket card with integrated circuits (ICC) (e.g. a credit card, an identifier card, etc), which enables some programmed logic to be executed. It requires a reader to be read.
A snapshot or checkpoint is a capture (like a photograph) of a virtual machine, including its data and devices in a specific time. After creating the snapshot and keep working with the VM, it's possible to rollback to the previous status by recovering any of the snapshots. Please, refer to the Snapshot control system article for more information.
It's a Citrix role, which is responsible for the resource graphic presentation to the user. AKA the graphic interface displayed after login, which allows the user to access his associated desktops or apps by clicking on the related icons. Please, refer to the Quick Action - Storefront article for more information.
A specific template copy in a hosting unit different from the original. When the template is updated, the surrogate takes a maximum of 4 hours to replicate those changes.
VDI Manager job, which periodically runs every hour or when any changes are performed in the infrastructure, which propagates those performed from Citrix to VDI OS Manager and vice-versa.
AKA "golden image". It's a VM used as a base to deploy desktops or appsevers, based in his configuration. Template designers is an Active Directory group, which allows the included users to access the templates from the Storefront, to edit them. Please, refer to the Flexxible|Template Manager article for more information.
The automated virtual machine creation process and its setup as a template or a gold image. In other words, to install the Citrix VDA and to set it up for working with the deployed infrastructure. Please, refer to the Flexxible|Template Manager article for more information.
It's the unit that groups all the client resources on multitenant deployments. If those tenant users are allowed to access VDI OS Manager, they'll only see their tenant resources. Please, refer to the Tenants view article for more information.
(Double Token): It's the extra component to complete the user login with a two-steps login method (e.g. an email or SMS service that requires entering a provided code to complete the login process). Deprecated 4.4.
The Universal Naming Convention (UNC) is the naming system used in Microsoft Windows for accessing shared network folders and printers on a local area network(LAN).
It's a VDA status, which makes it lose its ability to register itself in the controller and so, it gets the user out. If a desktop is "unregistered", the user won't be allowed to work.
Virtual Client Computing Roles (VCC Roles)
They're the virtual infrastructure servers that take part in a deployment. On that set of roles, we may find Citrix virtual machines. The VMs perform different tasks like access management, orchestration, control, etc.
It's the Citrix component responsible for installing the user resources. That includes the processes and services running in the machine, that are the client part which "talks" with the Citrix delivery controller.
It's a virtual machine, which is exclusively dedicated to a single user.
Flexxible IT client software, which is installed in each user VM, infrastructure and appliance resource. It performs different tasks for orchestration, monitoring, remote and automated process execution, etc.
It's a physical node responsible for hosting user virtual machines (desktop or appservers), but not infrastructure VMs (VCC roles).
It's a Flexxible IT web console aided to easily manage digital workspace environments.
They're exclusive implementation VCC roles based in Flexxible IT technologies. Please, refer to the VCC Roles article for more information.
It's the tool that performs the VDI Client remote execution in the VMs. Please, refer to the VDI Client Introduction article for more information.
It's the system service for VDI Client. Please, refer to the VDI Client Introduction article for more information.
It's the user interface for VDI Client. Please, refer to the VDI Client Introduction article for more information.
VDT (Virtual Desktop Template): It's the VDI Manager entity, which correlates the Citrix Delivery Groups and the Catalogues for the desktops. It allows to assign AD groups for massive deployments and to modify the number of desktops.
It's a work environment non-based in a physical location (like the traditional server/client in a specific location and only accessible from it). They allow relocation, remote work and promise central and simplified management vs. the traditional way.
It's a method that enables to create logically independent networks, even if they are located in the same physical network. This way a user could have several VLANs in the same router or switch. It could be said that each of these networks group the computers in a specific network segment. There are clear advantages to creating these partitions to manage a network.
A Flexxible|SUITE entity which defines the management interface and the location for each hypervisor cluster. E.g. The vCenter is specified here for a VMware cluster or the VMM for a Hyper-V cluster.
It stands for Virtual Private Network. It's a virtual private network which is able to connect several devices as if they were in the same physical location by emulating the local network connections. It's virtual because it connects two physical networks; and private because only those computers that are members of a local network on any of the VPN sides are allowed to access. It can be stated as VPN Site-to-Site or Client-to-Site VSS.
Windows file copy service (known as previous versions or snapshots), which once it's started and configured it allows to restore file previous versions.
VDI Manager role for the highest multitenant implementations hierarchy. It enables tenant and partner creation and management. Please, refer the Using Flexxible|SUITE Roles and Users article for more information.
It's an exclusive VCC role on Flexxible IT deployments which is intended to execute those operations launched from Flexxible|SUITE. Please, refer to the VCC Roles article for more information.