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IT Blog by Marius Sandbu

IT Blog by Marius Sandbu
Marius Sandbu (@msandbu on Twitter), works as an Cloud Architect at Exclusive Networks/BigTec in Norway. Primary focusing on Software defined datacenter solution and how they integrate with end-user computing technology and also works alot with cloud solutions like Microsoft Azure. Marius is also an Microsoft MVP, Veeam Vanguard, VMware vExpert and is also the author of many Citrix NetScaler books and shares his thought and ideas about technolgy on his blog.

Citrix Synergy Day 2 Summary!

So a lot of information appeared on day 2 of the Synergy keynote as well! So this is a summary of the new announcements today. Now there weren’t so many new stuff to discuss today, since many updates are published in the breakout sessions, which can’t be seen streamed and note this blogpost will be […]

Citrix Synergy Announcements Summary

So like many people I have been watching todays keynote from the comfort of my own chair, and taken notes during the entire keynote. So people don’t have to read all the announcements from every minor announcement and rewatch the keynote here is a summary of todays news: Citrix XenDesktop 7.9 XenDesktop 7.9 was announced, […]

Microservices and Containers, how does Windows Server 2016 fit into the mix? With drawnings!

After spending alot of time trying to understand and grapsping the concepts of Containers and Microservices I decided I wanted to share the understanding I have, hopefully it will enlighten others as well. Also this is going to be from a Microsoft perspective and how the new features in Windows Server 2016 fit into this […]

New Award Citrix Technology Advocate (CTA)!

There is no denying that I have been working a lot with Citrix stuff books/blogging/speaking/community stuff, yesterday I was notified from Citrix that I have been awarded with a new community title from Citrix called Citrix Technology Advocate (or CTA) I’m grateful and honored that Citrix is recognizing my work I do for the community […]

So why choose Citrix over Microsoft RDS?

So this question came up a couple of days ago in my inbox, what actually makes customers choose Citrix over plain RDS? Isn’t RDS good enough in many circumstances? and has Citrix out-played its role in the application/desktop delivery marked? Not likely… So this questions has also appeard in my head many times over the […]

Getting Started with Storage Replica in Windows Server 2016

So Storage Replica is a new feature which will make its introduction in Windows Server 2016 (Datacenter only!) but it is a volume based storage replication feature which can work in two manners, either synchronous or asynchrounous. This feature also opens up for a bunch of different use cases, the biggest one is the ability […]

NEW: Citrix NetScaler Management and Analytics Systems

So earlier today, actually two hours after I was done at work and was walking my dog, Citrix actually released a tech preview of their next-generation Insight and Command Center (Yes! they merged it) into a new product which is now in tech preview which is now called NetScaler Management and Analytics Systems which is […]

Setting up the NetScaler CPX Load Balancing on a Ubuntu Docker host with Nginx

After being a unicorn for some time, Citrix did finally release the Docker based NetScaler called CPX! NOTE: CPX can be downloaded from here –> https://www.citrix.com/downloads/netscaler-adc/betas-and-tech-previews/cpx-111-405.html If you have the proper Citrix Partner access. But as of now the CPX can be used in two ways, either be deployed on a Ubuntu host using Docker […]

Nutanix & Citrix better together with Shadow Clones

So a lot of problems that have been with using MCS versus PVS is the load that it puts on the Storages fabric. With the way MCS works we have an golden image which is our master template, when we create a machine catalog or update a machine catalog we have the option to choose […]

Citrix NetScaler – TCP profiles

After having a huge number of questions regarding this topic of the last couple of weeks, I decided to write a blogpost about it, to clarify some of the misconceptions about this feature on NetScaler. NOTE: TCP profiles can be found under System –> Profiles –> TCP TCP profiles is a feature which allows us […]

The future of VMware NSX–Transformers and licensing update

A couple of days ago, VMware announced the new release of NSX-MH (Multi-hypervisor) also known as Transformers – Codename Bumbelbee. Which supports now KVM and vSphere as hypervisor choices and being able to share the same transport zone. This picture displays how it looks like. Also you can now have the Edge installed on a […]

Citrix NetScaler Security Insight

With NetScaler build 11.65, Citrix introduces Security Insight as part of the Insight Appliance. This feature is used to give real-time insight into attacks, and recommendations on countermeasures. NOTE: Security Insight requires Application Firewall enabled, since it reports based upon AppFw violations and rules. You also need the same version of Insight and the NetScaler […]

Troubleshooting a slow ICA-proxy session NetScaler

This article is meant as an way to troubleshoot network issues on a NetScaler appliance, and of course ways to troubleshoot may differ, if you have any comments on what you typically do in this type of scenario please post a comment below! So the other day I was tasked to troubleshoot a NetScaler issue, […]

Networking SIG on My CUGC

So as of late I have been involved in setting up and creating a SIG (Special Interest Group) under MYCUG aimed at Networking (Can be found here –> https://www.mycugc.org/p/bl/bl/blogid=104) . Now you might think “err does that mean Citrix Networking?” no! our goal is to create a open community around all types of different networking […]

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