Tag: xenserver

  1. Workload Balancing (WLB) – XenDesktop and XenApp – Use Cases!

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    A few days ago I blogged about the new version of XenServer Workload Balancing 6.5 and highlighted some features that I thought were particularly interesting for XenDesktop and XenApp users to explore. In my last blog (which you can read here), I covered how the recent release of a new version of XenServer 6.5 and a new version of WLB adds more functionality, a better ...

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  2. Citrix XenDesktop: PVS with NVIDIA vGPU Available and Fully Supported!

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    Those of you using Citrix XenDesktop and HDX 3D Pro with XenServer for vGPU may be aware that initially NVIDIA vGPU launched with XenApp and XenDesktop 7.1 back in 2013 and was announced with support for MCS (Machine Creation Services) as a mechanism for provision desktops. Since then we have formally validated, tested and documented support for PVS too, you can find the official support matrix ...

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  3. Citrix XenServer Workload Balancing (WLB) – Why XenDesktop and XenApp Customers Really Should Take Note!

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    When I first started at Citrix, I did a lot of training with the XenServer Workload Balancing Architect Deane Smith. Deane has moved on from Citrix but his architecture remains and it’s one of the cleverest and most well thought out componentised examples of product design that I’ve seen. XenServer Workload Balancing (WLB) is one of the most distracting examples of product naming I’ve seen. It ...

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  4. XenServer v6.5 – What You Need to Know.

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    It's 2015, happy new year!  This is going to be a big year and not just for the XenServer product. As everyone gets back into the swing of daily commutes following the Christmas and New Year holidays, I along with the rest of the Citrix XenServer team are busy getting the latest release of XenServer ready for shipping.   I have recently taken over the Product Marketing Management ...

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  5. Citrix supports NVIDIA GRID™ vGPU™ for XenApp!

    Today I’m pleased to announce support for NVIDIA vGPU for XenApp on Citrix XenServer. Citrix has supported GPU-sharing for XenApp for a long while now, for NVIDIA (and other vendors) GPUs, on vSphere, XenServer and Physical servers. This support complements the existing GPU-sharing for XenApp feature based upon GPU-passthrough; whereby one GPU is passed through to one XenApp windows server VM, the sharing occurs in the ...

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  6. Citrix Ready HP ProLiant SL270s

      Citrix Ready with Citrix XenServer 6.2. HP ProLiant SL270s is a server solution, part of the HP ProLiant SL6500 Scalable System designed for Hyperscale and High Performance Computing market segments. This solution is Citrix Ready with Citrix XenServer 6.2. It reduces solution costs, maximizes power efficiency and eases customer serviceability. The server serves this capability by utilizing Intel’s Ivy Bridge EP CPU architecture. HP is known for ...

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  7. Monitor your Cloud with ScienceLogic

    What do Old Bay potato chips, the Potomac River and IT monitoring have in common? They all converged at ScienceLogic Symposium in National Harbor, Maryland at the end of October, where I had the opportunity to represent Citrix as one of their technology partners. ScienceLogic is a CitrixReady certified partner that has IT monitoring software that integrates with Citrix CloudPlatform. I learned that more and more ...

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  8. vGPU and GPU passthrough for NVIDIA GRID – Unify on Citrix XenDesktop – Hello to the K160Q, K180Q and K280Q!

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    Citrix introduced architectural changes with XenDesktop 7.6 that on-going, will allow Citrix XenServer and/or NVIDIA GPU/vGPU enhancements to be automatically available to XenDesktop. Previously, the introduction of new vGPU types or GPU cards from NVIDIA had required a XenServer hotfix e.g. to use the K120Q and K220Q vGPU types designed for scalability back in March.   Last week saw the release by NVIDIA of two new vGPU ...

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  9. Generic USB Redirection in XenApp 7.6

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    Our customers enjoy the Generic USB Redirection feature in Citrix XenDesktop This is best utilized for simplifying their USB peripheral related use cases. Generic USB redirection provides a valuable solution for specialty devices for which there is no optimized virtual channel. Following the 7.6 release, we are introducing Generic USB redirection on Citrix XenApp (RDSH platform). With existing Windows Receiver versions (those available as of the date of this article) ...

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  10. Citrix User Group Norway – October 29-31st 2014 – Carry on Cruising!

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    The Citrix User Group in Norway is running their next meeting on a two day sea cruise! Norway is a notoriously expensive country but it seems ferry cruises aren’t , so if you’ve been deterred by the high cost of Oslo hotels in the past check it out! Even if you can’t make it with the Norwegian events regularly attractive 140+ attendees it’ll be worth ...

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