XenApp Server Adapter

FlexNet Manager Suite (Cloud)

The XenApp server adapter, provided by Flexera, allows you to collect software inventory from Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly Citrix XenApp) and import it into FlexNet Manager Suite. Depending on the type of virtualized applications being served, the evidence appears in either the installer evidence list (for App-V or streaming profile applications delivered through Citrix Virtual Apps), or in the file evidence list (for file-based applications managed through Citrix Virtual Apps).

In either case, the evidence must be linked to an application record. This can happen in either of two ways:
  • Where the evidence is matched by an existing inventory rule for an application, it is automatically linked to that application record.
  • Where required details (below) are incomplete, or there is no exact match in any existing evidence rules/records (either supplied by the Application Recognition Library or created locally in your enterprise), the evidence is left in the Discovered Evidence page (and All Evidence page) with its Assigned property set to No. The fields that require matching are:
    • For installer evidence, the application name, version and publisher
    • For file evidence, the file name, version, company, and description.

Once the evidence is linked to an application, the application must be linked to a license. The license should then be linked to purchase records to determine your entitlements. Of course, these are manual tasks outside the scope of the adapter's operations.

The term XenApp server is used in this documentation as a generic term to cover the differently-named control servers for different versions of Citrix Virtual Apps:
  • In version 6.x, the XenApp server was officially named the Zone and Data Collector. One such controlling server was required per farm.
  • In version 7.5 and later, the XenApp server is called the Delivery Controller. One such controlling server is required per delivery site.

Supported versions

Citrix Virtual Apps server (previously XenApp server) 6.0, 6.5, 7.5-7.9, 7.11–7.17 (XenApp), 7.1808–7.2103 (Citrix Virtual Apps)

If it happens that you have multiple of these versions of Citrix Virtual Apps in operation (for example in different domains), you can use the same structure described in this section to link them all to FlexNet Manager Suite.

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