Citrix Director is a web-based tool that allows IT support and Help Desk teams to monitor the environment, troubleshoot issues, and perform support tasks for the end users. You can use a single Citrix Director deployment to connect and monitor multiple Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops sites.

Citrix Director displays:
  • Real-time session data from the broker service in the Citrix Delivery Controller, which includes data that the broker service receives from the broker agent in the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops.
  • Historical site data from the Monitor Service in the Citrix Delivery Controller.

The Citrix Director uses the ICA performance and the heuristic data captured by the Citrix Gateway device to build analytics from the data and present it to the administrators.


Ensure that the virtual machine is on sddc-cgw-citrix-mgmt network with a static IP and domain assigned to the network.


  1. Download Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops ISO and save the ISO to your Windows VM.
  2. To start the installation process:
    1. Navigate to the folder where you saved the ISO.
    2. Select the file AutoSelect to start the installation wizard.
  3. Select Citrix Director under Extend Deployment.
  4. Accept the license agreement and click Next.
  5. Click Next on the Core Components wizard.
  6. Enter the Citrix Delivery Controller addresses and Click Test Connection.
  7. Click Next after the connections are successful for both the Delivery Controllers.
  8. Select the Install windows Remote Assistance check box and click Next.
  9. Under Configure firewall rules, select Automatically and click Next.
  10. Review the prerequisites and installation components, and then click Install.
  11. Select the Launch Director check box and click Finish to complete the installation.
  12. After the installation is completed, launch the Citrix Director and login with your credentials.


You can now monitor the Citrix environment by using the Citrix Director console.