To use Google DaaS as a public cloud, you must import your credential file. Locate the credential file and open it in Notepad. Copy and paste the contents. After that, select Save. The key and service account ID automatically populate in the credentials field. Type the connection name, region, and project, and save. In a few seconds, you will be able to connect to the cloud! Here are some basic steps to import your credential files.
Configuring Citrix DaaS
You must configure Citrix DaaS with Google to enable the service. To do this, you should sign in to Citrix Cloud with your CSP credentials. Click on Manage > Virtual Apps and Desktops and then click on Full Configuration. Click on the Administrators tab to add a new administrator. Select the user you would like to add as an administrator. If you are the only administrator, you should create a new user with the same name and role.
After logging in to the service account, create the key. The key is contained in a credential file. This credential file is downloaded automatically to your Downloads folder. Because JSON keys are not compatible with the Citrix Full Configuration interface, you must create a new key regularly. If you don’t want to use the same key for all your users, you can use the Google Cloud console to create a new key.
You can configure Citrix DaaS with Google by visiting the Solution Hub. The new solution is available as a premium service. You can choose the Citrix DaaS with Google Cloud for your organization’s needs. The service is available for both Windows and MacOS and runs on both cloud platforms. Depending on the license you purchase, you’ll find that different Citrix editions offer different capabilities.
When you deploy your virtual desktops to Google, you’ll want to enable Autoscale to manage the health and performance of your VDAs. This feature runs health checks and shows faults that are associated with published applications. The VDAs version must be 7.15 or later. Make sure to enable Local Host Cache for connection brokering operations. This will enable you to use the Cloud Health Check feature to discover and manage your Citrix VDA machines.
If you don’t use TLS v1.3, configure your Citrix cloud by using the old TLS versions. Citrix will block communications over these older versions. However, if you configure your Citrix Cloud with Google, you can continue to use the older TLS version. You can also configure Citrix Cloud’s virtual loopback to communicate with localhost. This is another great feature of Citrix Cloud.
Configuring Google Cloud KMS permissions
Once you have installed Google Cloud Platform, you need to configure the KMS permissions for your storage objects. KMS is a mechanism for customer-managed encryption keys. Specifically, you need to configure the permissions for your Storage Object admin accounts. You will find the necessary information in the following articles. Afterward, configure the KMS key ring. You will also need to create an IAM policy.
Configured roles are a way to control which applications can access the keys and other resources. Google Cloud KMS resources belong to a Google Cloud Project, which allows users to host data in different projects than their Cloud KMS keys. The encrypt/decrypt operations can be done by users belonging to different projects. Custom roles enforce the principle of least privilege. You can also configure the policies for the IAM roles.
If you use IAM, you can configure the key ring’s IAM permissions. In the KMS console, you’ll see that you can grant or deny access to a resource based on its permissions. To do this, you can specify which key rings should be granted public access or only open to certain groups of users. Moreover, you can manage the access scopes for individual resources based on their IAM policies.
To do this, you need to create a service account and then configure the permissions. Then, create a service account and assign it various roles. These roles give the user access to the KMS APIs. Make sure you set permissions for the KMS roles before enabling your service account. Then, click SAVE. You should now be ready to start deploying your service. If you’re unsure about the next steps, refer to the documentation or Google Cloud Support for guidance.
For the service account to use KMS, you must assign the role of CryptoKey Encrypter/Decrypter to the principal. This user must also have the service account roles Manage keys, JSON key, and Delegates Setup. Once you have these roles, you should add the service account keys to the principal. By following the instructions in the IAM documentation, you should be able to export the service account keys and use them to protect the KMS.
Creating machine catalogs in Google DaaS
Before you create a new VM, you must create a machine catalog. You can use the wizard to do this. To create a machine catalog, you must first add a VDA to the Google Cloud platform. Then, you must select the settings you want. Then, you can select which zones you would like to include in your catalog. You can also choose the default actions for each machine.
Once you have created an account, sign in to Citrix Cloud. Choose My Services > Virtual Apps and Desktops. Once you have selected the right option, you can begin creating machine catalogs. When creating a catalog, remember to use a unique name for each machine. Also, you can use wildcards to provide placeholders for sequential names. To create a new catalog, you need to change the name of the account.
You can create multiple machine catalogs for your company. The first catalog can contain a single OS, multi-session OS, or a combination of both. Once you’ve selected these settings, click the Create Machine Catalog button. Then, select the operating system you want to provision. You must also install the Virtual Delivery Agent on the image that you wish to provision. Once you’ve created your machine catalog, you can use the interface to choose the desired operating system and the number of VMs to be provisioned.
Creating machine catalogs in Google Daas allows you to manage your VMs in an intuitive way. You can create as many VMs as you want to and then control what functional levels they have. The catalog will also control which features are available to which VMs. For example, if you want to provision a machine with multiple VDAs, you must set the functional level of each one of the machines. You’ll also need to update the core components of your VMs, such as XenServer, to keep them running.
When you add a new machine to a catalog, you need to copy the base disk for the VM. If you don’t, you can always redeploy the machine by copying the base disk. The catalog creation process varies depending on which features you choose, so it’s important to understand the steps involved before you start. There are several things to consider when creating machine catalogs in Google DaaS.
Configuring Shared Virtual Private Clouds in Google DaaS
First, you must enable private Google access. This is recommended for organizations with firewalls, as they must assume the risks. From the left pane, click on Manage > Full Configuration. Select the hosting service. Select Add Connection and Resources. The next screen shows a connection page with Citrix provisioning tools. Click Next. Select the resources that you want to create, such as virtual machines.
In this step, you should select your desired resources for virtual machines. For example, you can choose to deploy a single-session OS on a power-managed machine. Once you’ve made your selection, click Create Machine Catalog to get started. Once you’re ready to create your virtual machines, you can configure them. This step is crucial if you want to use shared VPCs for centralized management and security.
After you’ve chosen the resources for your VMs, you must configure the firewalls and connectivity routes between them. Configuring shared virtual private clouds is straightforward. Whether you want to connect to an external IP address or a private network, all VMs must have access to Google’s Public APIs. Third-party networking appliances can interfere with this. A public virtual private cloud doesn’t need a private network to connect to Google.
In general, private clouds are a better choice for companies that don’t need high-security services. But if you’re an enterprise or have large datacenters, you can combine these two solutions. Private cloud can provide security and privacy while combining the flexibility of public cloud. It also helps protect sensitive data from malware and hackers. If you’re looking for a public virtual cloud, consider the advantages of both.
While DaaS makes sense for companies with remote workers, it’s also good for contractors and temporary employees. Since these workers need access to corporate systems only for a limited time, purchasing and setting up hardware is costly and slows down the onboarding process. A virtual desktop is a cheaper and more convenient option for temporary workers and contractors. Then there’s the disaster recovery aspect. If the system fails, you can simply use another computer to continue working.