A guest post by Andy Melmed from Sanbolic Two of the biggest impediments surrounding VDI deployments, we know, are cost and complexity… and understandably so, seeing how both can have such a detrimental effect on the overall ROI of VDI. At Sanbolic, we readily acknowledge that concerns over cost (in terms of time, effort and […]
This article provides guidance to administrators who are interested in providing the optimal hypervisor support for their XenDesktop deployments. Note: Guidance applicable for XenDesktop Hypervisor Support as of December 2011. Citrix XenDesktop XenDesktop 5.5 XenDesktop 5.0 SP1 XenDesktop 4 SP1 XenServer 6.0 Supported* XenServer 5.6 SP2 Supported Supported Supported XenServer 5.6 Supported Supported Supported […]
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Provisioning Services 6.0 adds new features that enhance your ability to manage and deploy shared vDisk images. These new features include: Integrated vDisk Version Management: Allows you to create and manage versions directly within the Provisioning Services Console. Versions can be targeted specific groups of devices facilitating the image lifecycle flow through maintenance, test, and […]
Citrix has released information on recommended operating system patches from Microsoft which have been known to resolve issues within provisioned XenApp environments. Customers who experience any of the issues listed here should install these patches. The possible issues include: Gray or black screens at boot time Event ID 7011 in the event logs of the […]
There are several troubleshooting tools for Citrix environments out there, some from Citrix and from many 3-parties. Here is a overview of many good tools to troubleshoot with and some to do configuration in Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, Xenserver and Provisioning Server. Citrix XenDesktop Troubleshooting Tools: XD Ping Tool The XDPing tool is a command-line based […]
Because each PVS Server is connected directly to the shared LUN via a dedicated, high-bandwidth connection (i.e., 1GB, 10GB iSCSI or 4GB, 8GB Fibre Channel), all I/O operations generated by the PVS Servers are offloaded from the network to the SAN, resulting in significant improvements in performance as vDisks are read into the PVS Servers, cached in […]
This video shows how to use the XenDesktop Setup Wizard to create XenApp VMs in PVS.
Citrix has releases Service Pack 1 for Provisioning Services 5.6. Here is a quick overview of what’s new to this release: New in this Release Microsoft Volume Licensing Automation Both KMS and MAK models for Operating Systems are supported, as well as Office 2010 KMS licensing. Deprecated in this Release MarkDown command for Server parameter […]
Citrix has release a hotfix update for Provisioning Services 5.1 SP2 The service pack/hotfix addresses a number of issues that contribute to poor performance and operational outages: Latency to the SQL database causes Stream Process threads to hang and causes a restart of the Stream Process. Latency to the license server causes consistent target retries. […]