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Citrix XenServer 7.1 – Better Together with XenApp and XenDesktop

Citrix Systems
For the first time ever, Citrix has released two major product updates on the same day: XenApp and XenDesktop 7.13 and XenServer 7.1! This is a major milestone in Citrix history and showcased the tight integration of XenServer features and functionality with XenApp and XenDesktop.  As a part of the Product Marketing team that supports XenApp, XenDesktop […]

Citrix Releases XenServer 7.1 for Download!

Citrix Systems
Some enterprises — including Citrix customers — prefer to avoid frequent software updates, so they can maintain a stable, reliable virtualization environment. Citrix understands that, and that’s why we introduced the Long Term Service Release (LTSR) for XenApp and XenDesktop … and it’s why we’re now taking that approach with XenServer. XenServer 7.1 is available for download […]

Citrix Acquiring Unidesk kicks out Citrix AppDisk and Fixes Citrix PVS Image Management

What a year this  has been, seems that every amazing company has been acquired by some of the big ones in End User Computing. The last in this list is Unidesk that fell into the claws of Citrix. With their Norksale acquisition and now the Unidesk acquisition they got a lot of awesome tools in […]

Citrix: PVS Provisioning for Linux VDA is Now Tech Preview!

Citrix Systems
The new PVS 7.12 release includes tech preview to support provisioning for Linux VDA. Here are highlights of the Linux provisioning feature: Linux distribution: RHEL server edition 7.2, CentOS 7.2 AD support: WinBind Hypervisor platform: XenServer 7.0, vSphere 6.0 update 2 Cache: support both server and client side caching If you enable RAM cache for […]

Citrix XenDesktop 7.12, Provisioning Services 7.11 and the XenDesktop Setup Wizard with Personal vDisk Drives

Carl Webster
The original articles I wrote about this process have proven very popular and viewed well in excess of 150,000 times. The previous articles: This article will show the same process as the originals but use XenDesktop 7.12, Provisioning Services (PVS) 7.11, and Windows 10 and show what differences they bring to the process. This article […]

AppSense Named Citrix Ready Partner of the Month

AppSense User Environment Management and Endpoint Security Solution DesktopNow Verified for XenApp, XenDesktop and Citrix Cloud Environments AppSense, now a part of LANDESK, and the leading provider of User Environment Management solutions for the secure endpoint, today announced that it has been named by Citrix® as Citrix Ready® Partner of the Month for November 2016. Delivering integrated workspace […]

Citrix: PVS Internals #3 – Designing vDisk stores

Citrix Systems
Working as an architect often resembles a Choose Your Own Adventure book. You are talking with your customer, trying to understand their needs and offer them several options to choose from. Sometimes you might have a very strong preference for one of these options and sometimes you leave it up to customer preference, just providing […]

Citrix: PVS and XenServer: Better Together – Join Upcoming Tech Preview!

Citrix Systems
Through a collaborative effort code-named “Project Diamond,” the PVS and XenServer teams have developed a way to further simplify and enhance Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop deployments, adding fuel to Citrix’s “Better Together” concept. By allowing target devices (servers and desktops) to access data directly from XenServer RAM cache instead of PVS RAM cache, network traffic that […]

A License change with Citrix Provisioning server with huge impact after upgrade to 7.8?

RobBeekmans.NET by Rob Beekmans
A number of reports are coming in from different sources that Citrix has changed something in Citrix Provisioning Server licensing or working. The impact of this is that customers using Citrix Provisioning server datacenter license suddenly can’t use the product anymore after upgrading to version 7.8. This impacts the customers using the XenApp Advanced or […]

Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop 7.x Health Check Script 1.0 Released!

Sacha Thomet
In November 2014 I created the blog post about the adaption of the PVS Script for XenApp/XenDesktop 7.x : XenDesktop & XenApp FMA (7.x) HealthCheck – Oops!… I Did It Again Now after almost two years of continuous development on this Script, the XenApp & XenDesktop 7.x Health Check has now Version 1.0. I started this script in […]

Citrix Provisioning Services 7.x Documentation Script Update Version 5.06

Carl Webster
#Version 5.06 14-Sep-2016 Add support for PVS 7.11 Change version checking to support a four character version number Add to Farm properties, Customer Experience Improvement Program Add to Farm properties, CIS Username Add to Site properties, Seconds between vDisk inventory scans Add to Server properties, Problem Report Date, Summary and Status Add, Fix, Remove or […]

Citrix Provisioning Services 7.x Documentation Script Update Version 5.04

Carl Webster
I recently made changes to the PVS Assessment script based on feedback from a new script user WR. I decided to make the same changes to the “Old” PVS V4.2x documentation script and take this time to do some code cleanup. #Version 5.04 12-Sep-2016 Added Break statements to most of the Switch statements Added checking […]

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