Citrix Summit 2017 highlights

Citrix Summit 2017 started with a welcome to all the partners and employees present and watching remote. Over 4000 attendees made it to the Anaheim Convention Centre in California this year. Half of this number being partners and the other half Citrix employees. 2016 highlights Some highlights from last year (2016): … [Read more...]

[Citrix] XenServer 7.0 released

XenServer 7 was released in May of 2016.  It was available in pre-release form under the project name of Dundee.  All new XenServer installations should be made using XenServer 7. Microsoft Technology integration Citrix has a long history of integrating with, and supporting Microsoft operating systems and … [Read more...]

[Citrix] XenServer 7.0 released

XenServer 7 was released in May of 2016.  It was available in pre-release form under the project name of Dundee.  All new XenServer installations should be made using XenServer 7. Microsoft Technology integration Citrix has a long history of integrating with, and supporting Microsoft operating systems and … [Read more...]

The Nutanix Journey

Me and my colleagues at FlexVirtual spotted Nutanix some time ago, I believe it was at VMworld Europe 2012 I heard of Nutanix for the first time. In June of 2013 Nutanix announced the presence in The Netherlands by hiring a movie theater in Amsterdam and appealing to the techies among us by showing the [...] … [Read more...]

The Nutanix Journey

Me and my colleagues at FlexVirtual spotted Nutanix some time ago, I believe it was at VMworld Europe 2012 I heard of Nutanix for the first time. In June of 2013 Nutanix announced the presence in The Netherlands by hiring a movie theater in Amsterdam and appealing to the techies among us by showing the […] … [Read more...]

VMware: After applying patches from ESXi Update2-Rollup ISO, Citrix NetScaler virtual machine with e1000 vNIC loses network connectivity (2092809)

Some Citrix NetScaler virtual machine appliance running the guest Operating System with e1000 vNIC driver loses network connectivity And also cannot access the console after applying the patches released with ESXi 5.5 Update 2 build 2143827 This issue occurs when the NetScaler virtual machine driver resets TDT to 0 … [Read more...]

Citrix: Using the default VMware vCenter server certificate in XenDesktop – Hosting

When integrating XenDesktop with vSphere or vCenter respectively, you might encounter the following error message: „Cannot connect to the vCenter server due to a certificate error. Make sure that the appropriate certificates are installed on the vCenter server, and install the appropriate certificates on the same … [Read more...]

Using Splunk and uberAgent to monitor vdi performance part 2

In part 1 I covered the server installation of Splunk and the uberAgent app. In this part I will cover the installation of the Splunk Forwarder Agent and the technology add-on used by uberAgent. Just a recap of the parts involved: Mainly there are four parts involved in this setup. Two of them [...] … [Read more...]

[Powershell] vCPU to Physical Core for XenApp VM

For our Citrix XenApp environment that runs on ESXi, we tend to keep a 1:1 ratio when it comes to physical cores and vCPUs. In other words, an ESXi host with 12 cores, will only be running 6 XenApp VMs with 2 cores or 3 XenApp VMs with 4 cores or any other combination, just as long as the vCPUs configured on the VM, … [Read more...]

Using Splunk and uberAgent to monitor vdi performance part 1: server installation

Introduction I’ve been looking around a lot for monitoring solutions that tell me how a vdi desktop performs, especially useful in situations where users complain their desktop is slow.  There are several products in the market who claim to do this, and one of them is a solution called uberAgent by Helge [...] … [Read more...]