Create Delivery group in Citrix 7.9 Step by Step


Create Delivery group in Citrix 7.9 Step by Step

To create a Delivery Group we need to first create a machine catalog and before creating a machine catalog we need to deploy machines.

Login to DDC server 

Open Citrix Studio -> Select Delivery Group

Right click on Delivery Group -> Create Delivery group

Click Next

Select the machine catalog that you want to assign in delivery group

In my case I am selecting DEMOVDI that I created recently.

Choose the number of machines for this Delivery group

Add Users or group names here to whom you want to allow access.

As I am doing for testing purpose so selecting here Domain admins

If you want to publish an application from here, Click Add and publish application as well but in my case I am not publishing application from here.

Click next.

Click next

Enter Display name that will show when you will launch Citrix storefront web console

Check mark on Enable desktop.

Click next

Enter delivery group name

Click finish

Now newly delivery group has been created.

Now launch Citrix  StoreFront and login with user ID  & Password 

Newly created Delivery group DEMOVDI is showing here.

Create Machine catalog in Citrix Studio 7.9 step by step

 Create Machine catalog in Citrix Studio 7.9 step by step

Login to DDC server where you have installed Citrix Studio

Open Citrix Studio console

Right click on Machine Catalogs -> Select Create Machine Catalog

Click Next

Select Operating system types (In my case I am creating for server OS)

Select Machine Management for VM select Power managed

Deployment type – in my case I am using PVS based

Enter PVS Name

Expend Site and select collection that you want to publish.

Click Next

Enter Machine catalog name

Enter machine catalog description 

Click Finish

New Machine catalog has created.

Now all 6 machines are showing that is available in that device collection.

PVS Device collection

Next steps will be create delivery group 

How to create bulk Machines in Citrix PVS using streamed VM setup wizard

How to create bulk Machines in Citrix PVS using streamed VM setup wizard

First of all you need to prepare one machine using all the prerequisite software and install Citrix provisioning target device software and export image and create vDisk

You can follow below link for Citrix target device software installation and image export.

Now convert one VM to template in XenServer.

Now login to Citrix PVS server

Open Citrix provisioning console

Make sure you have already added Hypervisor host 

Now right click on Site (In my case Bihar is my PVS site)

And click streamed VM setup wizard.

Click next

Enter Citrix Hypervisor Name



Port 80

Click Next

It will detect Virtual Machine template from XenServer

Click next

Select vDisk that you create during image export.

Drop down and select the collection where you want to create these VMs

Give VM number:-4

Assign vCPUs: - 2

Assign memory:-2048

Click next

Select Computer account option like create new or import

Dropdown and select domain: -

Select OU

Give account naming schema ## is number start from 0

Click next 

Click finish

Now all 4 devices have created. 

Click done

Now go to device collection -> ITDemo_2K16 and you will see newly created VMs

Also go to XenCenter and you will see all newly created VMs.

Now you can power it on publish on Citrix..

I will cover it in next document.




Citrix Provisioning 2109 Installation and configuration step by step


Requirement for Citrix Provisioning 2109 installation and configuration

1. Domain Controller (Already configured DHCP & DNS on

2. SQL server – (Already installed and configured on

3. PVS Server (For Console Installation, Server Installation & License server Installation) –

4. Target device –

Login to DHCP server and configure both point 066 & 067

Open DHCP expand Scope -> Go to Scope Options 

Right click on Scope Options -> Click Configure Options


Select point 066 and assign PXE boot server Name. In my case I am using a PVS server for PXE boot.

Now select point 067 to assign file Name for PXE boot ARDBP32.BIN.

Now login to PVS server

Mount Citrix provisioning application on PVS server “” to complete Console Installation and Server Installation

 Select Console Installation

Console installation will start

Once Installation will complete click Restart

Once server will back login to the server and launch Citrix Provisioning Setup

Click Server Installation

Click Install

Click Next

Click I accept and Next

Click next

Click next

Click Install

Now installation has completed

Once you will click Finish one pop up will come to install Citrix Console

Click Okay and do the configuration

Check mark on the service that runs on another computer (In My infra I have configured DHCP on my Domain controller server, in case if you have configured DHCP on same PVS server then keep it default)

Choose the option for PXE Services, in my case I am running PXE service on the same PVS server that you can see in DHCP configuration.

Select Create farm or use existing farm

In my case there is no existing farm so I am selecting Create farm

Enter Database server name –

Instance name -:  Give the name if you have already created or click next for let it create auto

TCP port-:  1433 

Enter Database Name: -

Farm Name: - DEMO

Site Name: - BIHAR

Collection Name: - Collection

Select use Active Directory group for security

Assign Name and path for Store

Enter License server Name

License server port

Uncheck validate license server communication: - In my case there is no License server that’s why I am unchecking.

Select Use network service account or Specified user account if you want to run it with a separate account.

Check mark to Automate computer account password within selected days

Select Network card for streaming and Management

In my case I am using single NIC for both Streaming and Management

If you are using PXE boot from the same server then check mark on Use the Citrix provisioning TFTP service or browse and assign the path for ARDBP32.BIN file.

Click next and add Stream server IP if you have different one

Click Next

Enter My Citrix user details to submit error details online else leave it.

Below is the final configuration details

DHCP - The service that runs on another computer

PXE - Install Service

Database Server = DATABASE\

Farm = database:DEMO

Site and Collection = BIHAR, Collection

AD Group =

Store and Default Path = Store, C:\PVSStore

License Server:Port = DEMOPVSDC:27000

User Account = Network Service Account

Computer account password changes every 20 days

Communications - First Port = 6890, Last Port = 6909

Console - Soap Port = 54321

NIC - Selected IP =

Management NIC - Selected IP =

TFTP - Install Service

File = C:\ProgramData\Citrix\Provisioning Services\Tftpboot\ARDBP32.BIN

Stream Service - Server IP, Server Port, Device Subnet, Device Gateway, 6910,,

Click Finish

Now Installation completed.

Now launch Citrix Provisioning Configuration wizard

Now go to Target Device server and launch Citrix Provisioning setup

Select Target Device Installation

Click Target Device Installation

Click Finish

Once installation will complete it will ask for reboot the server.

Reboot the server and again launch Citrix provision installation setup wizard

Select Target device installation

Accept license agreement and click next

Click Next

Click install

Check mark on launch imaging wizard and click finish to start Image wizard

Or you can launch later.

Or you can launch Imaging Wizard from start menu

Click next

Enter PVS site IP or name -> click next

Select create a vDisk -> Press Next

Enter Target device name: it should not be existing one

vDisk Name: Enter vDisk Name 

Select vDisk type Dynamic VHDX/VHD

Select Volume licensing type. In my case I am not using any types of license server

Chose entire Image boot disk or custom 

Click on edit partition size to assign new size that you want to copy

Click optimization settings, if you want to customize else select do no optimize and click next

Click Create

Click continue once status will change to successful

It will ask to reboot the machine but before rebooting it you need to change the boot setting using below screen.

Before reboot the server, change server boot option

Next boot with network -> Apply Ok

Click yes to reboot the machine,

Once the machine comes online, login to the server.

Auto setup will start to copy files, it will take time to complete copy process.

Launch Citrix Provisioning Console from PVS server

Right click and select connect to Farm

Enter PVS server Name or IP address to connect with Farm -> Click connect

Now the new Farm has connected also you can see new vDisk WIN16-vDisk has been created.

Click on Device Collection to see live machine that is using vDisk

Now right click on Hosts and select add new host -> Next

Select Hypervisor -> In my case I am using Citrix Hypervisor -> Click next

Enter Hypervisor Name

Enter Hypervisor IP and port

Enter Username and password 

Click on Verify connection.

If connection verification is OK, click next


Click finish

Thank you all done for installation and configuration of PVS 2109

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