XenApp 7.6 Install – Part 6: Create Machine Catalog

This is part 6 in the Citrix XenApp 7.6 installation and configuration guide. In this article we go through the steps required to create a machine catalog. A machine catalog is a logical grouping of one or more application servers.

Quick Links

Here are the links to each of the articles that make up this series:

Step-by-Step Guide

Once you have configured and installed the VDA on all Citrix application servers, we need to create a Machine Catalog which logically groups these application servers. Machine Catalog’s are mapped into Delivery Groups which publish applications running on the servers within the Machine Catalog. To do creare a Machine Catalog, complete the following steps:

1. Log into a Citrix Delivery Controller and launch Citrix Studio

2. From the Citrix Studio root window, click on "Create a new Machine Catalog" link

Note: Alternatively you can create a new Machine Catalog from the corresponding section in the Main Menu

3. The Machine Catalog Setup Wizard will appear. Click Next

4. Select Windows Server OS and click Next

5. From the Machine Management screen, complete the following:

  1. Select the "Machines that are power managed" option (Note: To select this option, you need to have configured the Citrix Site with VMware vCenter integration)
  2. Select the "Another service of technology" option
  3. Click Next

6. Click on Add VMs, then select the Citrix application server(s) and click OK

7. Enter the Computer AD account for each Citrix application server. You can do this by click the browse (…) button in the Computer AD Account field. Click Next

8. Enter a name and description for the Machine Catalog and click Next

9. The machine catalog will now be created and configured. Click Finish once completed

10. From the Machine Catalogs screen, you should be able to see the created machine catalog as per the screenshot below

Up Next…

The next guide coming up in the series is: Citrix XenApp 7.6 Install Guide – Part 7: Create Delivery Group

Any questions or queries, then please let me know below.



  1. Hi Luca,

    Any chance you could share what should WP-CTXAPP-V01 contain when when you select this Virtual Machine for your catalog?


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