Tag: virtualization

  1. Disabling USB emulation and DVD drive on Citrix XenServer 6.2 (XD7.1 + XS6.2)

    In the Solutions Lab, we are always looking for ways of improving virtual machine density per blade, from OS-related settings to hypervisor tuning. While it’s known that disabling USB and DVD drive gives more density, we have used the new enhanced feature in XenServer to do so from the hypervisor, and we are going to show you how it’s done. We are also going to ...

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  2. Getting Started with XenDesktop 7.x


    Citrix® is an established leader in today's Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) era by virtue of their desktop and application virtualization platforms, with the capability to assign applications and contents in a secure manner. Getting Started with XenDesktop® 7.x provides the best way to learn how to build your own virtual desktop and application Site. You may not have a lot of time to read the ...

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  3. XD Tipster – Manually Joining a new Controller to an existing Site DB (New & Improved 4 Step Process)

    Howdy folks...It's time to right a small wrong and provide you all with the complete 4 Step Process for Manually Joining a new Controller to an existing Site. It's Time to JUST BLOG IT!!! Previously, I had written that this task was a simple 3 step process and for the most part it is, so if you have already followed the 3 step process then don't ...

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  4. XD Tipster – Controlling Access to Resources (JUST BLOG IT)

    With my new JUST BLOG IT mantra clear in thought. Let me get straight to the point... We all know that giving access to resources through Studio is very straightforward in XenDesktop 5.x & 7.x. With 5.x we just associate a user or a group of users with a Desktop Group or Delivery group in the case of a VM hosted Apps (VMHA's) and hey presto... ...

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  5. Now you see me…. Now you don’t! (A guide to hiding published resources)

    I loved magic tricks as a child and one Christmas I received a Paul Daniels magic set. The key to success for any magic trick is an acute focus on what the audience is actually seeing (or thinks that they are seeing) and I remember practicing in front of a mirror for hours trying to perfect the tricks which involved sleight of hand. This kind ...

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  6. XD Tipster – Post Synergy 2014 Musings (Green Wigs & Flash Mobs)

    I love blogging but frustration has been taking hold of late!!! So much to talk about and share with the greater Citrix community but so little time to archive it to my XD Tipster blog series. A common problem facing many part-time blogging enthuasists i'm sure but I have a solution, a new mantra if you will. It is time to stop treating each and every ...

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  7. The envelope, please! Top 10 Synergy breakouts revealed


    The Citrix Synergy 2014 event presented a record-breaking number of sessions – more than 125 in all. These business and technical breakouts ranged from best practices to deep dives and covered topics from architecture to integrations and enterprise mobility management to DaaS. I always enjoy looking back at the conference and identifying the most popular breakouts. These presentations captured the interest of many attendees because ...

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  8. Optimising the performance of HDX 3D Pro – Lessons from the field

    This is my first ever blog article, so I’m quite nervous and excited at the same time. Since the announcement of HDX 3D Pro and NVIDIA GRID vGPU at Synergy 2013, I have done many presentations, demonstrations and builds of this technology for customers and partners. The interest is massive, as it clearly addresses a use case that desktop virtualisation couldn’t efficiently manage previously. In this ...

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  9. Ease into virtual desktops with Remote PC

    As a Sales Engineer focused within State and Local Government accounts, I often work with customers who are interested in pursuing virtual desktops for various reasons (enable field workers, teleworking, disaster recovery… the list goes on) but worry about having enough resources to take on what can become a complex project depending on their user requirements. Not only will they need Citrix experience in-house to ...

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  10. Adding XenMobile users to a XenDesktop Environment


    Citrix XenDesktop has been enabling users to access applications and desktops, anywhere, anytime.  However, with the growth of smartphones, not all applications and websites give the best user experience, and for that Citrix has XenMobile. If a company has 30,000 employees, 5,000 of these may be remote users utilizing XenDesktop to access applications and desktops.  However, with today’s smartphone and tablet technology all 30,000 users ...

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