Tag: provisioning-server

  1. Giving your customer more by using Citrix Insight Services (TaaS)

    Giving your customer more by using Citrix Insight Services (TaaS)

    What was once a tool for only Citrix Technical Support is now available to partners, customers and anyone using Citrix products. All you need to use Citrix Insight Services (TaaS) is a My Citrix login and data to analyze. Getting the data to upload is really simple: XenApp 7.5, XenDektop 7.5, NetScaler, and XenServer have the components to create the data bundle and upload it, and ...

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  2. Turbo Charging your IOPS with the new PVS Cache in RAM with Disk Overflow Feature! – Part Two

    My colleague Miguel Contreras and I have done quite a bit of testing with the new PVS Cache in RAM with Hard Disk Overflow feature with some amazing results!  If you haven’t already read it, I would recommend that you check out Part One of this series. In part two of this series I will walk you through some more detailed analysis and results from testing ...

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  3. Now Available: Cisco Validated Design for FlexPod Datacenter with Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 and XenServer 6.2 SP1

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    I’m very excited to announce the release of a new Cisco Validated Design (CVD) that documents a reference architecture and the scalability tests we completed over the past few months.  This architecture integrates Citrix XenDesktop and XenServer with the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and NetApp storage to build an enterprise-ready virtualization solution.  During our test, the design showed excellent performance and scalability with a combined ...

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  4. Citrix Solutions Lab

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    The Solutions Lab vision statement is to accelerate business and adoption by establishing customer confidence in the quality of Citrix Solutions.  Our strategy is to perform design and validation of end-to-end "real world" customer solutions, resulting in the creation of customer focused Reference Designs. Watch the 'Meet the Citrix Solutions Lab' video for an overview: http://www.citrix.com/tv/#videos/10474 Collateral   Reference Architecture   Design Guide XenDesktop and XenMobile Reference Architecture  Adding XenMobile Users to an Existing ...

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  5. Turbo Charging your IOPS with the new PVS Cache in RAM with Disk Overflow Feature! – Part One

    With PVS 7.1 and later you may have noticed a new caching option called “Cache in Device RAM with Hard Disk Overflow”.  We actually implemented this new feature to address some application compatibility issues with Microsoft ASLR and PVS.  You can check out CTX139627 for more details. One of the most amazing side effects of this new feature is that it can give a significant performance ...

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  6. Scripting Mass Deployment of PVS Target Devices with Write Cache on Local Storage

    Background At some recent customer engagement I was facing the problem of creating a large number (100+) of Provisioning Services 6.1 based XenApp 6.5 target devices with their Write Cache placed on local SSD storage of a VMware vSphere 5.1 host. One might think this would not be a complicated task, so just make a copy of your master target device machine with a second disk ...

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  7. XenApp 6.5 Connector SP1 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager – Now Available

    The Microsoft Solutions team is pleased to announce the availability of our first Service Pack for the Citrix XenApp 6.5 Connector for Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. This provides improvements for both existing and new customers. We released the Connector back in March and since then have been excited by the number of customers that have installed the connector to take advantage of the user-centric management ...

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  8. Eight Reasons To Run XenDesktop 7 on Hyper-V 2012

    XenDesktop 7 is the latest product release from Citrix for delivering virtual desktops and applications allowing users to work from anywhere on any device.  XenDesktop 7 is supported on all the major hypervisors; however I will present the case for selecting Hyper-V 2012.  Please note, that this will not be a Hyper-V versus VMware or XenServer hypervisor comparison.  Each hypervisor offers unique features that organizations ...

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  9. Citrix Diagnostics Toolkit 3.7.0 – All NEW !!! and improved….

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    SYN404: Introducing the Citrix Diagnostics Toolkit The Citrix Diagnostics Toolkit 3.7.0 When problems occur, data points, debug tracing, and context information are things that support engineers will collect to help determine root cause and later use to affect product change if applicable.  Preparation and organization of commonly used tools has always been a time consuming challenge especially during outages.  We have all experienced this at least once ...

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  10. Impacts of PVS implementation in large enterprise companies

    In general, when we discuss PVS implementation during a XenDesktop or XenApp design, the focus is always on technical aspects of the PVS, e.g. PVS must be virtual or physical, one or two servers, NIC type, etc. Additional questions/answers, however, may be needed in order for a successful implementation to take place. PVS implementation is not only a technical challenge. In dealing with large enterprise ...

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