IBM eServer iSeries Windows Server Integration for Small and Medium Businesses: An Application-Serving Network Example using Citrix Access Suite on Integrated xSeries Systems

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 05 December 2005

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IBM Form #: REDP-0710-00
(225 pages)

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Authors: Frank Boerner, Richard Pineda, Jim Cook


There are proven advantages to running Microsoft Windows Terminal Services and Citrix applications on IBM iSeries IXS (xSeries server on a card under the iSeries hardware enclosure) and IXA (xSeries server externally attached to the iSeries via external iSeries system cabling). Base documentation already exists in the iSeries Information Center and related IBM Redbooks about iSeries and Windows integration. The objective of this Redpaper is to make it easier to get such a network up and running. This paper is intended for iSeries-trained personnel who are responsible for getting a Windows applications-serving environment, managed by Citrix applications, up and running—and taking advantage of iSeries integration facilities.

We give specific examples using a sample network with an iSeries system and multiple integrated xSeries servers using Windows Terminal Services, Citrix applications, and Windows-based applications.

We build primarily on the contents of the IBM Redbooks publication Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Integration with iSeries, SG24-6959, extending the environment to Windows application serving.

This Redpaper cannot make an iSeries-trained administrator self-sufficient in setting up such a network that uses iSeries integration advantages. It does, however, facilitate getting such a network up and running with the help of appropriate Windows and Citrix trained personnel.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to iSeries and Windows Server integration and application serving
Chapter 2. Planning your network and server infrastructure
Chapter 3. Installing and customizing Windows Server 2003 in our example network
Chapter 4. Customizing Active Directory and the infrastructure
Chapter 5. Installing and customizing applications on Windows Terminal Servers
Chapter 6. Installing and customizing Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server
Chapter 7. Set up the backup system for increased availability
Chapter 8. Backup and recovery possibilities

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