Deploying Citrix NetScaler on Nutanix AHV

Citrix NetScaler VPX, the virtual appliance, is available for XenServer, VMWare ESX, Microsoft Hyper-V and KVM hypervisors. Since Nutanix AHV is based on KVM, it is possible to run your NetScaler VPX on the Nutanix native Acropolis hypervisor AHV.

NetScaler Gateway VPX is a virtual NetScaler Gateway appliance that is hosted on a hypervisor. NetScaler Gateway VPX supports all the features and functionality of the physical NetScaler Gateway appliance.
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NVIDA Tesla M10 – vGPU Power for the XenDesktop VDI

Last year NVIDIA added the Tesla M10 GPU to their existing lineup of NVIDIA GRID accelerators. The Tesla M10 board is designed specifically for data centers that are looking for graphics acceleration for high density virtual desktop environments. It’s a dual-slot PCI Express form factor for rack and tower servers capable of supporting 64 concurrent users. I did a small single server setup / Poc based on XenServer 7.1 and XenDesktop 7.13 to see how vGPU helps to improve user experience, in particular for the delivery of multimedia content on a Windows 10 VDI.

Last year NVIDIA added the Tesla M10 GPU to their existing lineup of NVIDIA GRID accelerators. The Tesla M10 board is designed specifically for data centers that are looking for graphics acceleration for high density virtual desktop environments. It’s a dual-slot PCI Express form factor for rack and tower servers capable of supporting 64 concurrent users. I did a small single server setup / Poc based on XenServer 7.1 and XenDesktop 7.13 to see how vGPU helps to improve user experience, in particular for the delivery of multimedia content on a Windows 10 VDI.  Continue reading “NVIDA Tesla M10 – vGPU Power for the XenDesktop VDI”

OneDrive Roaming with FSLogix

The big announcement when FSLogix released their latest build of FSLogix Apps and the corresponding FSLogix Office 365 Container solution in version 2.7 was the support of Outlook Search on XenApp. But wait, there is more! For the first time the guys over at FSLogix managed to support OneDrive in non-persistent VDI deployments.

The big announcement when FSLogix released their latest build of FSLogix Apps and the corresponding FSLogix Office 365 Container solution in version 2.7 was the support of Outlook Search on XenApp. But wait, there is more! For the first time the guys over at FSLogix managed to support OneDrive in non-persistent VDI deployments. Continue reading “OneDrive Roaming with FSLogix”

How-to migrate from Citrix XenServer 7 to Nutanix AHV

To migrate your existing VMs from XenServer 7 to Nutanix AHV there are a couple of steps required. You have to prepare the source VMs, identify the VHD files, move the VHD to a Nutanix Container, import the disk images and re-create the VM in Nutanix Prism.

To migrate your existing VMs from XenServer 7 to Nutanix AHV there are a couple of steps required. You have to prepare the source VMs, identify the VHD files, move the VHD to a Nutanix Container, import the disk images and re-create the VM in Nutanix Prism. Continue reading “How-to migrate from Citrix XenServer 7 to Nutanix AHV”

10 – 20 Seconds Login Time with Citrix Workspace Environment Management

In September 2016 Citrix acquired Norskale, a privately held user environment management (UEM) company. Some weeks ago the product has been released, renamed as “Citrix Workspace Environment Management (WEM 4.0)” to the Citrix customer base.

In September 2016 Citrix acquired Norskale, a privately held user environment management (UEM) company. Some weeks ago the product has been released, renamed as “Citrix Workspace Environment Management (WEM 4.0)” to the Citrix customer base.

The new Workspace Environment Manager, based on the Norskale solution, is available to all XenApp and XenDesktop Enterprise and Platinum edition customers with active Software Maintenance and can be downloaded from https://www.citrix.com/downloads/xenapp-and-xendesktop/product-software/xenapp-and-xendesktop-711x.html. Continue reading “10 – 20 Seconds Login Time with Citrix Workspace Environment Management”

Typo in site database after upgrade to XenDesktop 7.11

There is a typo in the site database after you upgrade your environment to release 7.11 of XenDesktop. The issue is discussed on http://discussions.citrix.com/topic/381495-director-dashboard-doesent-update-after-installation-of-711/ and was initially identified by Sacha Thomet.

You can test if you have this issue by executing the Get-MonitorConfiguration commandlet. To fix the issue you have to run the following SQL update scripts against your site database: Continue reading “Typo in site database after upgrade to XenDesktop 7.11”