Citrix Desktop Director is a fantastic new product from Citrix that’s bundled with Citrix XenApp 6.5+ and XenDekstop 5.5+. It’s a web-based service desk console that allows for easy and fast access to user information (search by name!) that includes which server/virtual desktop they’re connected to, their endpoint name and location, information from their AD [...]
Upgrading a Highly Available Citrix Access Gateway Enterprise Edition (AGEE) pair can be an intimidating task. Quite often you won’t have a test environment to work in, as the appliances can be pricey. And even more often, the ones you’re upgrading are heavily used and important to the business. While this can be [...]
Recognize that toolbar? It’s the Desktop Toolbar and it’s pretty useful – when you’re using a Desktop resource. If you’re using a Seamless Published Application, it’s a nuisance if it’s not configured properly. And what’s properly? Configuring the Desktop Toolbar to only show with Desktop resources and not showing for published applications allowing [...]
Not everyone has access to equipment at home or work to learn, experiment or test software. It often requires a pretty good chunk of money up front to get started – that won’t fly for everyone. For those who want access to fast, reliable and affordable computing power, the cloud is the perfect place to [...]
According to their website, Cloud.com is poised to be acquired by Citrix Systems. The actual details of the transaction have not been made public, but TechCrunch indicates the purchase price could be up to $250 million. A move like this further reinforces Citrix’s stance on cloud computing solutions and puts them ahead of VMware [...]
The newest version of Citrix XenServer is now available. Version 6.0, referred to as “Project Boston” has been made available on Citrix.com Click Here for the official page.
Some notable features and changes include:
Workload Balancing is now available a virtual appliance for ease of use. New Self-Service Manager feature allows for easy creation of [...]
If you are suddenly (June 2011) unable to Scan for Updates or Remediate VMware ESX 3.5 Hosts, you may be without ESX350-201012410-BG (VMware KB 1030001). When running ESXUpdate via SSH on the host, you’ll receive an Integrity Error that includes “Signature 0BFA1C860F0B0A6CF5CD5D2AEE7835B14789B619: keyExpired: 4789B619″
To resolve this, you’ll need to bypass the Signature Requirement for patching [...]
When using the Citrix XenDesktop Setup Wizard on your Provisioning Services server, you may encounter this error when creating new virtual desktops from a template.
Unable to create the desktop DESKTOPNAME. Unable to clone the virtual machine for this desktop. Exception thrown : SR_BACKEND_FAILURE_44 Unable to provision a vDisk for the desktop.
This error often [...]
While XenServer 5.5 has a pretty decent GUI, there are still a few tasks that we have to use the command line for. Resizing Storage Repositories would be one of those tasks. In my environment, we use a Fibre Channel SR in our main XenServer resource pool, so I can vouch that these steps will [...]
As an administrator of both XenDesktop and XenApp environments, I’m absolutely sick of multiple consoles. I’ve finally managed to easily integrate XenDesktop and XenApp administration into a single console (AMC). Unfortunately, we’re unable to integrate the “Presentation Server Console” that is still used for manging policies.
While alternative methods may exist, I know the following [...]
- Configuring Citrix Desktop Director 2.1 for use with Citrix XenApp 6.5
- Upgrading Citrix Access Gateway Enterprise Edition from 8.1 to 9.3 (HA Pair)
- Configuring the Desktop Toolbar for use with XenApp & XenDesktop
- Creating a XenApp 6.0 Lab Using Amazon EC2
- Citrix Purchases Cloud.com for Estimated $250m
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