Customer elects to run Qlikview desktops through Citrix for the Developers in their environment. Is QlikView officially supported to run on Citrix? License lease with Citrix
Qlik does not test QlikView Client in a Citrix environment. It is not listed as an officially supported platform.
QlikView Client may run in a Citrix environment but there are some things to be aware of:
- License lease only allows a borrowed cal to be used twice in a 24 hour period - this can cause problems if the user connects to many different servers in a Citrix "Farm" during this time. A single user can lease up to two licenses to two separate workstations within a 24 hour period. An attempt to lease a third license in a 24 hour period will be revoked if the same User ID is used. Additionally, the existing license lease of the third machine, should there be one previously existing, will be revoked in the case where the same User ID has leased a license from two other workstations in the previous 24 hour period. The third machine will however be able to lease a license after 24 hours have passed.
- Please note the change per knowledge article 000024359 Quarantine Period For Named User And Document CALs In QlikView Has Changed:
The quarantine time for Named User and Document CALs will be set to 7 days by the following deliveries;
QlikView 11.20 SR16
QlikView 12.00 SR6
QlikView 12.10 IR and later
- Using local client keys is suggested for large server farms with a copy of the license added to each Citrix Server which the Devloper may use. This can lead to a big administrative overhead in large Citrix environments.
- Memory Usage
- QlikView Client for Developers can consume large amount of RAM. In a Citrix environment, many users are sharing server RAM. There is significant risk memory usage could become a problem and should be carefully planned.
Any problems encountered in a Citrix environment will need to be replicated in a non-Citrix environment in order to be acknowledged as defects.