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Microsoft: PVS Targets With Multiple IP Addresses

Dominik Britz
Last week I had a problem were Citrix PVS targets got multiple IP addresses, one assigned from DHCP and the other one was the IP address of the master. Find my solution below. My setup was: VMware ESX 5.5 Target OS: Windows Server 2012 R2 PVS Server OS: Windows Server 2012 R2 PVS 7.6 XenApp 7.6 with […]

Deploying Citrix XenDesktop Linux VDA using Red Hat Enterprise and vSphere – Part 4

ITVCE
Welcome to the final section of this blog series! Here you will find information that will make the deployment of additional Linux VDAs much quicker and simpler (at least until PVS/MCS is–hopefully–supported!). If you have not already read through Part 1, I highly encourage you to do so by selecting the link below. Part 1: Introduction to […]

NVIDIA GRID 2.0 Explained

NVIDIA
NVIDIA have released the next generation of GRID 2.0. GRID 2.0 is based on the Maxwell architecture and the GRID 1.0 (K1/K2) was based on the Kepler architecture. I have been working with the GRID 1.0 technology since 2012 and it have matured alot in its 2 years of history. When the K1/K2 was released […]

Why Application Layering for Citrix XenApp?

Liquidware
Guest Blog by Jack Smith, System Engineer, Liquidware Labs Jack Smith at Citrix ServTech earlier this month. The thought of application layering opens up some very interesting possibilities. The obvious is injecting applications into desktops whether that be Virtual or Physical. What is often not though of is published application servers Citrix XenApp (and RDSH), […]

Login Consultants – Base Image Script Framework (BIS-F) Version 5.0.2 now supports FSLogix

FSLogix
The PowerShell Framework "BIS-F" prepares your golden image in your environment for Citrix PVS, MCS, XenApp or XenDesktop. If an image will be installed from scratch or updated for the lifecycle process, some preparation must be taken to complete these steps, GUID’s from Software (like antivirus, SCCM, SCOM, App-V or other) must be deleted to prevent […]

Monitor Citrix PVS Retries with ControlUp

ControlUp
If your environment contains a Provisioning Services Server, then you won’t want to miss this Script Based Action (SBA). With ControlUp and this SBA you will know if there is a high amount of Target Device retries. Get PVS Target Device Retries When working with PVS, I/O transactions happen between the local driver on a […]

Accurately checking the Citrix PVS “cache in Ram, Overflow to disk” RAM cache size

Citrix Systems
Citrix Provisioning services “Cache in RAM, overflow to disk”, even with it’s challenges is something I’ve always felt was a great idea, hell, I foresaw it’s implementation back in 2012! Not withstanding the issues that can occur when the cache is heavily in use, it’s a great piece of technology. One of the features you […]

Extend VMware vRealize Automation for Third-Party Imaging Technologies

DABCC
VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) offers built-in integration with a long list of imaging technologies, such as SCCM, BladeLogic, HP Server Automation, and Citrix Provisioning Server, to name just a few.  But what if you want to integrate vRA with a different imaging technology, that’s not on this list?  Well fortunately, vRA comes with all the […]

Citrix Provisioning Services 7.6 Issues and Lessons Learned from the Trenches: Guest Blog Post by John Meek

ITVCE
Over the last several years, I’ve had the honor of working with a Citrix and VMware virtualization focused engineer named John Meek. John has been focused on a large customer deployment over the last several months and has run into several interesting issues deploying the latest version of Citrix Provisioning Services in this customer’s environment. […]

Application Layering for XenApp and XenDesktop Single Image Management

DABCC
Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop is the most used desktop virtualization platform in existence with over 100 million users. With PVS streamed desktops, published applications, and full remote access, Windows Server and desktop image management can be a full-time job for an Administrator. New application layering solutions now make it possible to "snap-in" applications on a […]

DABCC & Liqudware Labs Webinar: Application Layering for XenApp and XenDesktop Single Image Management

DABCC
Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop is the most used desktop virtualization platform in existence with over 100 million users. With PVS streamed desktops, published applications, and full remote access, Windows Server and desktop image management can be a full-time job for an Administrator. New application layering solutions now make it possible to "snap-in" applications on a […]

Using Citrix XenApp and Local Storage for Service Provider DaaS

Citrix Systems
At Citrix Solutions Lab we are always looking at ways to deploy Citrix software that take advantage of what Citrix offers and what our competitors cannot always accomplish. In the recently released Citrix Service Provider Solution on Microsoft Hyper-V and Cisco UCS Design Guide, we took a different approach to Hosted Shared Desktop (HSD) VMs […]

Deploying Bare Metal XenApp with GPU on HP Moonshot M710 – part one (Introduction)

DABCC
I’ve recently been involved with a HP Moonshot deployment for a client and have learnt a few things along the way that I thought I’d share. The high level objectives of the project: Improve server density in the data centre Reduce the “watts per user” power consumption Remove the cost and complexity of a hypervisor […]

Citrix PVS Write Cache Size via Powershell

ControlUp
Matthew Nichols put together a great script with PowerShell and wrote a blog about it called Monitoring Citrix PVS ‘Cache in RAM’ Size. The script that he built, allows you to monitor the PVS RAM write cache size on multiple servers. As you probably know, using the task manager to check usage is not very practical […]

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