Roy Tokeshi

  1. Put Citrix Receiver App Banners in Web Interface for Android and iOS

    One of the cool things you can do to help your users connect to your XenDesktop and XenApp environments is the Citrix Mobile Receiver Setup URL Generator at: http://community.citrix.com/MobileReceiverSetupUrlGenerator/ The output of this generator is a couple of links.  The first is an iOS configuration link and the second is the Android configuration link.  What is great about this is once the user gets this link ...

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  2. Using a WebCam for WhiteBoarding in GoToMeeting

    Have you ever wanted an easy way to communicate a simple visual idea on-the-fly from a GoToMeeting Session?  GoToMeeting is awesome for communicating ideas, and with HDFaces it is awesome for getting that face-to-face feel.  What I'm talking about is a quick drawing or whiteboard.   So, here is what i did.   I wanted to be able to use the medium I'm used to using, namely whiteboards or ...

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  3. How to tell if Desktop Delivery (VDI) is a Relevant Option

    These are a few key reasons that Desktop Virtualization or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is such an important driver currently and how to tell in the future if it is a relevant delivery option. Minimum device resources in multiple device tiers drive Virtual Desktops Low cost per device tier drive Virtual Desktops. Ubiquity of Internet connectivity drives Virtual Desktops. More base Hardware compared to operating system base requirements drive ...

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  4. Copy vhd’s to your Hyper-V server via Powershell

    What do you do if you want to copy your vhd's from a share to your storage on your Hyper-V server? I guess cut and paste... What if you don't want to get your fingers all sticky from the GUI? Lets try some powershell: First lets create the directory so wh acn have a copy of the vhd's where we want it. Lets create a folder in the ...

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  5. Why reconfigure proxy.xml for your vCenter and XenDesktop?

    Wow, a lot of jumping between XenServer, Hyper-V and vSphere this week. It really was fun, fun, fun until I had to take my daugher's T-bird away. But that is yet another story. Today's topic is everyone's favorite xml file, proxy.xml. What fun! Ah, the pleasant days spent in a customer's datacenter, conference room, or cube hacking away at this file. I ...

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  6. XenServer, XenDesktop, and SSH Part 01

    As you can probably guess, I've been working on configuring a pool of XenServers via SSH. Partially because my daughter stole the batteries out of my mouse for her Leapster, and partially because I've always wanted to be like those computer guys you see on movies. You know the ones with the Hot Pockets, Cheetos, and Mountain-Dew, typing furiously with a console session ...

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  7. How to SSH into your XenServer from Mac and Windows

    Sometimes it comes in handy to manage your XenServer via command line. Maybe you just want to perform some of the xsconsole functions. Here are some options: From a Mac: 1. Navigate to Applications > Utilities > Terminal 2. use the ssh command to get to your XenServer. lets try an example where we are connecting with teh default root account on a ...

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  8. Create Large VHD’s in seconds Wow!

    Simul-Post The vhd Tool at MSDN by Chris Eck can crete large VHD's via command line in seconds. Wow! this is better than chocolate ice cream and just short of Spumoni. (And when the fat guy rates something in the range of ice cream you know it's a good tool. Here is what he says about it... Latest News The final release of v2 is now available. I've ...

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  9. Powershell to add the Host to SCVMM from your XenDesktop DDC

    Sorry I haven't posted in a while. A case of pneumonia and Kylie had bronchitis so I'm a bit behind. Here is an interesting bit: I grabbed some code from bsonposh.com and added it to some code scraped out of SCVMM to get something to automate adding a host to SCVMM. I used www.bsonposh.com Set-myCredential.ps1 to save a credential file: #Set-myCredential.ps1 $user = "xendesktop\administrator" $file = "c:\scripts\credentials.enc.xml" $Credential = Get-Credential $credential.Password | ...

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  10. Capacity Planning and Resource Calculation on XenDesktop and XenApp part 01

    Almost every day I am asked the question that every virtualization technologist hates... "How long is a piece of string?" Really, every day. O.K. some days I am kidnapped by an alien race with advanced technology that gives me unlimited access to expensive lab equipment like large storage arrays and switches. But every other day "How long is a piece of string?" Or: How tall is a ...

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