Now Available for Download: Citrix MetaFrame shapes Visio stencil

I created a Visio stencil with all the important parts of a Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server architecture. Several people have seen me use this and have asked about it, so I decided to make it available for download.

I created a Visio stencil with all the important parts of a Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server architecture. Several people have seen me use this and have asked about it, so I decided to make it available for download. This stencil includes the various server components (MetaFrame Server, IMA Data Store, Web Interface, Secure Gateway, etc.) as well as protocols (IMA, ICA, XML, HTTP) and the various Citrix server roles. It's nothing special really, but it should allow you to create diagrams faster.

You can import this stencil into Visio and use these shapes when drawing MetaFrame architecture diagrams.

Once you open it up, you'll see I have two types of objects in this stencil. I have server objects, which are useful when laying out environments with multiple servers. I also have "role" objects, which are just little stickers that you can place onto any server to show that the server is acting in a certain role. (For example, use these "role" objects to show that one server is acting as both the Web Interface and the Secure Gateway.)

Feel free to send me an email if you have any suggestions as to other items that I should add to the stencil.

Note: To use this stencil, you have to right-click and "Save as..." Otherwise, Visio is, um, "smart" enough to treat the stencil as a template and it tries to create a new Visio drawing from it, which of course is blank. Instead, save the file to your drive and open it as a stencil from within Visio.


Brian Madden - Citrix MetaFrame Shapes.vss

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This message was originally posted by Gav on July 19, 2004
Hey Brian, you really go out of your way to make life easier for everyone else. Thanks a mil is very much appreciated.
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on July 19, 2004
Dude.. Check the link.. It is a VSS file to begin with. It downloads as whatever you save it as, so download it as a VSS file. Just right-click it and save it as a VSS file somewhere on your computer. Then, from within Visio, just do File, Open, and you should be all set..
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on July 19, 2004
Great Work.. Looks Good.
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This message was originally posted by BB on July 21, 2004
Anyone got stencils for these
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This message was originally posted by 8dshr8rkt on July 20, 2004
Great job thanks, keep up the good work
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This message was originally posted by Michel Trudeau on July 20, 2004
Thanks a bunch. If it is not your comments, articles, product review or any other information for that matter, you give out these types of tools to help ease our work. We appreciate you're Website and Books! Merci.
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on July 20, 2004
I swear it downloaded as a VSD file! Now it downloads properly as a VSS file. He must have switched it!!! But anyway - thanks for putting this together for us knuckleheads.
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This message was originally posted by Brian Madden on July 20, 2004
You probably did download a VSD file, even though I posted a VSS file. It looks like IE will rename the VSS to a VSD file.. I have no idea why. Opera and Mozilla don't do this.. So, whatever, just save it as a VSS and you're good to go.
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This message was originally posted by Frank Ebert on July 21, 2004
I have found a similar problem in the MS KB article 329714 with the postscript format. In my registry (Windows XP Prof.) I can reproduce the connection to the vsd extension, see below.

Suggested workaround is to zip the file, this will save you about 100 KB for every download also.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


"Extension"=".vsd"
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This message was originally posted by Frank Ebert on July 21, 2004
For those of you dealing with equipment from Hewlett Packard (and don't know it already) - there is a huge collection on: http://www.visiocafe.com/HP/ A person from HPs presales support told me once, it seems that this is the official source in some way.
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on July 19, 2004
I dont get it. It downloads as a VSD file. Am I supposed to rename it to vss, or I am missing an import option which converts a vsd to vss? Why not just make it a vss to begin with?
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This message was originally posted by ZZZ on August 12, 2004
Anyone got Visio 2003 stencils for these IBM, SGI and Sun equipment as well?
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This message was originally posted by Laurie Bozych on August 30, 2004
http://www.visiocafe.com/

Sun & IBM along with storage tek & others. all free
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on September 7, 2004
Just to repeat what everyone says.
Nice work, Thanks Alot.
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on September 9, 2004
I need to produce a diagram to explain how a terminal server works - i.e user's apps running on the server and them just remotely using it.

I need to find a logical representation of a Citrix server showing sessions - i'd draw it myself my i have the artist ability of a toddler.

Can anyone help?
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This message was originally posted by an anonymous visitor on October 29, 2004
Very nice looking shapes! Good (and free) Visio stencils are SO hard to find. Many thanks!
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This message was originally posted by GPEARL383 on November 23, 2004
Stencils are really nice. Thanks for the D/L.
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This message was originally posted by Scott Herold on December 1, 2004
I have posted some VMware Visio objects at http://www.vmguru.com. (Hope you don't mind me linking from here Brian). There are only a few for now, but will be adding more as I need and create them. I am also asking the community for requests as well :-).
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This message was originally posted by BillyNomates on December 3, 2004
Anyone able to tell me how you create a custom VSS. I have some shapes that I need to create and don't know where to start.
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Does anyone have an example of a diagram they have made. I have made a few and they look lame, and I sure would like to see a nice one to get some ideas of layout and such.
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All of these stencils have already been pre-defined in visio with the exception of the name of each component
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Yes of course they have. Did you expect me to draw my own servers? I just use this for myself and people have said, "hey that's cool," so I posted it.

In all seriousness, what would you suggest otherwise? Are there other shapes that you'd like to see? Please let me know.

Brian
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How about one for the CAG?
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When i opened small egg shaped people knocked on my door and i answered and they told me that beldar conehead was their leader and we would be hearing from the gwaule soon. Did i download this wrong?
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I'm all for seeing a CAG stencil.    
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The metaframe server seems unfinished. Specifically, double clicking the object will not add text at the bottom. Additional proporties are not present. the object is not protected by aspect. etc.
 
Still, many thanks.
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Thanks for the hard work...
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All you have to do is import or drag/drop an image into Visio but here is one I made in a few minutes after not finding one on the web:
 
http://www.emerickdesigns.com/temp/Citrix_Access_Gateway.vss
 
Kyle Emerick
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Trying out the stencil
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Thanks a lot for the stencil, Brian. Great work!
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