Team: Solutions Lab

  1. Scripting: Automating NetScaler configurations using NITRO REST API and PowerShell – Part 5

    Citrix NetScaler Nitro API REST Web Services

    Part 1: Introduction and getting started. Part 2: Basic operations and initial configuration. Part 3: SSL certificates and StoreFront load balancing. Part 4: NetScaler Gateway with StoreFront configuration. Part 5: High Availability configuration.       After configuring all of the use cases in the previous parts of this blog post series, we’re going to make it all highly available. The use case we’ll be looking at is high availability (HA) pairing. Configuring High ...

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  2. Scripting: Automating NetScaler configurations using NITRO REST API and PowerShell – Part 4

    Citrix NetScaler Nitro API REST Web Services

    Part 1: Introduction and getting started. Part 2: Basic operations and initial configuration. Part 3: SSL certificates and StoreFront load balancing. Part 4: NetScaler Gateway with StoreFront configuration. Part 5: High Availability configuration.       In the last part we looked at SSL certificates and load balancing StoreFront servers. In this post, we’ll go over configuring NetScaler Gateway to work with a load balanced StoreFront configuration.     Configuring NetScaler Gateway for StoreFront In conjunction with ...

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  3. Scripting: Automating NetScaler configurations using NITRO REST API and PowerShell – Part 3

    Citrix NetScaler Nitro API REST Web Services

    Part 1: Introduction and getting started. Part 2: Basic operations and initial configuration. Part 3: SSL certificates and StoreFront load balancing. Part 4: NetScaler Gateway with StoreFront configuration. Part 5: High Availability configuration.       In the previous parts, we went over the basics of connecting and disconnecting as well as some useful operations and initial configuration. As we continue this journey, we’ll look at SSL certificates and load balancing StoreFront servers.   SSL ...

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  4. Scripting: Automating NetScaler configurations using NITRO REST API and PowerShell – Part 2

    Citrix NetScaler Nitro API REST Web Services

    Part 1: Introduction and getting started. Part 2: Basic operations and initial configuration. Part 3: SSL certificates and StoreFront load balancing. Part 4: NetScaler Gateway with StoreFront configuration. Part 5: High Availability configuration.   Previously, we went over importing the NetScaler Configuration module and setting the management protocol (http or https) that we use to connect to the NetScaler appliance. We proceeded to connect to the appliance, while saving off the ...

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  5. Scripting: Automating NetScaler configurations using NITRO REST API and PowerShell – Part 1

    Citrix NetScaler Nitro API REST Web Services

    Part 1: Introduction and getting started. Part 2: Basic operations and initial configuration. Part 3: SSL certificates and StoreFront load balancing. Part 4: NetScaler Gateway with StoreFront configuration. Part 5: High Availability configuration.   Citrix NetScaler provides a powerful API that provides configuration and statistics functionality. In this blog series we’ll talk about leveraging the REST Web Services version of the API coupled with PowerShell to produce some very powerful and ...

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  6. Scripting: Automating VM operations on XenServer using PowerShell

    XenServer+PowerShell

    With the release of the XenServer 6.2 SDK, there is a better alignment between the PowerShell snap-in and the PowerShell standards of Cmdlet design and usage. Here are some great reference documents: XenServer 6.2.0 SDK Release Notes XenServer 6.2.0 PowerShell SDK Overview In the Citrix Solutions Lab, we've been using this SDK for all of our XenServer environment deployment needs and we’d like to share with you.   Downloading and ...

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  7. Building a XenDesktop/XenMobile Reference Architecture

    The Solutions Lab is embarking on a series of projects and associated collateral focused on an Enterprise deployment of our Citrix Mobility Workplace Suite for Enterprise customers. The first step in the process was to build an Enterprise Data Center complete with multiple Citrix FlexCast models (XenApp, XenDesktop, XenMobile) supporting both local and remote users. From our baseline deployment, we will evolve this solution to ...

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

    Blog post on Rainier CVD cover

    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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  9. 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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