Hello. Looking for some clarification to weed out what we need to install as we are building a new fresh Citrix XenApp 7.15 farm on Windows 2016 servers with a new Licensing Server running Windows 2016 and the latest build of License server. We are not using XenDesktop at this point, only XenApp.
We have put in place Netscaler's (not yet in production) that point to StoreFront (3.15) systems (on Windows 2012) and would like to carve out a new StoreFront site for this new farm. The only thing running on the StoreFront servers is Storefront currently. We have configured these to currently point to our existing XenApp 6.5 farm, but from what I understand, we should be able to provision to also point to another farm.
We are looking to start fresh rather that try in-place upgrades on our existing farm.
So, to the questions.
#1 - We currently have about 6 machines in our test env and about 17 in production running XenApp 6.5
The director piece is my question, I understand this is replacing Delivery Services Console. In documentation, I have read that it seems this is recommended on a single node but then I see others to let Netscaler manage. What is the recommendation in a production environment and how many nodes need to run this service? Or do I install to run co-exist with StoreFront?
#2 - Is there a good document reference for setting up strictly a XenApp farm for 7.15 or any great training?
There are always new features moving forward, but this is a bit more complex setup than just setting up a XenApp 6.5 farm and all it's supporting functions.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions, wisdom and tips.