Product: XenServer

  1. The Top Five Sessions at Citrix Summit 2015

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      It’s taken some time to read through all of your excellent comments and do a final report of post-event surveys about the breakout sessions at Citrix Summit 2015. Success! I’ve come up with a tally of the top five sessions from Las Vegas. Just a note that there are many methods for compiling ratings like these—I’ve chosen to use the amount of buzz these sessions ...

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  2. Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop 7.6 Administrator’s Survey

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    Calling Customers and Partners! Do you have experience using XenApp or XenDesktop 7.6 in either pilot or production environment?  Have you assisted in the design, deployment, or ongoing management of the product? If yes, Citrix would love to hear from you!     Share Your Feedback This is your chance to share your assessment of the latest product release directly with Citrix Product Management and Design teams. This survey is intended ...

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  3. Citrix UK User Group Meeting – 2nd April 2015, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. Bring Your Own Session (BYOS)

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    Andrew Wood (@gilwood_cs) , CTP (Citrix Technology Professional) has announced on behalf of the UK Citrix User Group Organising Committee - a call for speakers and registrations for the group’s next meeting in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Many of us from Citrix attend this events to meet real users and get feedback into what our priorities for support, product features and documentation should be. Belo is Andrew’s announcement ...

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  4. Polska: New Citrix User Group – Meeting 5th March 2015, Krakow, Poland

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    I was delighted to hear from Paweł Serwan last week that the PLCUG (Poland Citrix User Group) have opened registration for their first official meeting (Wszystkie prezentacje odbędą się w języku polskim!). This is possible thanks to the support and sponsorship of Cisco Systems, Poland. PLCUG joins many other user groups (you can read about some others here). These user groups are typically open to all ...

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  5. Citrix CloudPlatform 4.5 Supports XenServer Hosts with GPU/vGPU

    Towards the end of last year, the XenServer team announced the availability of 3D graphics pack in version 6.2 SP1. This supported hardware accelerated vGPUs based on NVIDIA GRID technology.   In combination with XenDesktop HDX 3D Pro, this enabled the use of rich 3D applications by concurrent virtual machines on a server. With Citrix CloudPlatform version 4.5, you can now leverage vGPU as well as GPU-passthrough capabilities ...

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  6. Citrix XenServer: How to Access XenStore Information, from a Windows Guest VM, Using WMI Interface

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    A while ago I wrote a Knowledge Base article (CTX136426) documenting the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) available in XenServer to transfer data between the hypervisor and an operating system within a VM such as a XenDesktop or XenApp VD. I still frequently get enquiries on our SDK forum that are basically looking to see if such an interface exists so I’m republishing my article here ...

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  7. XenServer 6.5 – SDK Enhancements – PowerShell, C#, C, Java, Python APIs

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    There have been a variety of improvements to the SDK with Citrix XenServer 6.5   The old style PowerShell SDK, which was shipped as a PowerShell v1.0 Snap-In in XenServer versions prior to 6.5 and was deprecated as of XenServer 6.2, has now been removed. Previously released as a PowerShell v2.0 Snap-In, the XenServer PowerShell SDK is now shipped as a more versatile PowerShell v2.0 Module XenServer's per host ...

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  8. Probably the Best EMEA CAD Event and it is FREE! Save the date for Develop3DLive! Warwick, UK, 26th March 2015

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    Just a quick blog and personal recommendation for what I consider to be hands-down the best CAD user and industry event in EMEA, possibly the world. In fact it doesn’t just cover CAD but CAM, CAE, PLM, Rendering, 3D technologies, haptic devices, virtual reality, 3D Printing; with 4 streams of technology.       Develop3D LIVE! Will be held at Warwick University, UK, on March 26th 2015, with headline ...

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  9. CloudFoundry, OpenStack and XenServer

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    Cloud Foundry and OpenStack are a fantastic fit, as are OpenStack and XenServer. But what if you want to run Cloud Foundry on OpenStack with XenServer as the hypervisor? What do you need to be aware of and how do you get XenServer working under RDO? Nedim Šabić has written a two-part blog post on of deploying this very combination, including setting up an RDO deployment ...

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