Tag: xenserver

  1. Assigning Multiple GPUs to a VM with Citrix XenServer

    The following blog post covers a product configuration or procedure which Citrix does not currently offer support for.  Use of this configuration should only be used in a lab or test environment and not with production deployments.  The author is actively seeking feedback on the potential of implementing support for this configuration, but the form any level of support takes has yet to be determined. As ...

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  2. Ramping Up XenServer!

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    I'm so pleased about the new XenServer "Tech Preview" that was posted this week.  You can learn more details about it from Tim's excellent post here.  Please go download it and check it out! I previously posted about my history with the Xen project (going back almost 10 years now) and how excited I am to be part of the team now.  My enthusiasm was only ...

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  3. From My Virtual Desktop: XenServer 6.2 Root Password Lost?

    Good evening, fellow Citrites, Partners, Clients, and Fans! This blog stems from a situation an client and XenServer Administrator encountered with XenServer 6.2: you know who you are and I appreciate your time and efforts as I know we were working blindly for a bit!   The Situation In this particular case there was a loss of power to a XenServer and the root password was not documented.  To ...

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  4. From My Virtual Desktop: Scientific Linux 5.x and 6.x

    Seeing as it is now July 8th, I hope all in the USA enjoyed the 4th and that everyone - around the world - is having a great start to the weekend! The inspiration and encouragement of this blog stems from several discussions, but one specifically with an individual - you know who you are! - regarding Scientific Linux and XenServer 6.2.  It was a rather ...

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  5. From My Virtual Desktop: Detecting a Full File System

    To all, I hope the weekend was kind to each of you!   What I would like to discuss today is an infrequent annoyance, but one that does arise and is troublesome:  a full XenServer file system.  The reason to discuss this in a public manner is to share my experiences of such a situation as well experiences I have troubleshot for clients, partners, and beyond.   The Situation.  ...

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  6. New virtualization 3D graphics resources: free webinar, demo from TeamRGE, more

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    Thanks for tuning in to our newest installment of info for those of you seeking to know more about 3D graphics in virtual desktops. We've got a webinar coming up with our friends at NVIDIA and a cool new demo video. Don't miss the registration info at the bottom of this post! Well-known independent virtualization consultants @TeamRGE have been busy with some new videos showing what ...

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  7. From My Virtual Desktop: Basic Network Testing with IPERF

    Good day, everyone!   From my last blog entry, I discussed virtual network interface speeds versus reality.  This blog can be read here. A great question was posed: "How do you test networking speeds?" This is a great question as - by itself - it is simple enough to answer.  However, depending on what one desires out of "network testing" the answer can be as complex as anyone would ...

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  8. From My Virtual Desktop: PV NIC Speed Advertisement vs Reality

    Hello, Xen Fans, Clients, Partners, and Fellow Citrites! This blog is intended to address (and answer) a common question that is asked of support: "Is there anyway to make a VMs network interface run higher than 1GiB?" The question is completely understandable - especially on a Windows VM - where the VMs are leveraging bare-metal network cards with 10GiB capabilities.  The VM is stood up, PV tools ...

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  9. Simple cost model for comparing automated and manual testing

    Citrix testing of XenServer is very highly automated, as described here. As Citrix embarks on a major investment to bring Citrix CloudPlatform testing up to a similarly high level of automation, it is instructive to review the cost models for automated versus manual testing. The model presented here is based on data gathered from years of experience in XenServer automation. For simplicity I split testing into ...

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  10. Cisco UCS variants are Verified Citrix Ready with XenDesktop HDX 7.1 on XenServer 6.2

    Cisco have worked with Citrix to verify more variants of its UCS servers into HCL including the B-series blade servers along with the existing C-series Rack-mount servers, which help provide a superior Citrix XenDesktop HDX 3D pro experience with Citrix XenServer 6.2 using NVIDIA GRID K1 and K2 cards. The XenServer Hardware Compatibility Listing for the same can be found here. Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) is in popular ...

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