August 23, 2010

XenServer VM poor network performance

In a recent project we were seeing very slow printing on the new Windows 2003 print server VMs created on XenServer. Some print jobs were taking […]
March 8, 2010

How to disable the “Print Dialog” window with XenApp plugin for Mac

I have a client using some Apple Macs to connect to a Citrix XenApp farm. All was working except an annoying “print dialog” pop-up window whenever […]
September 17, 2009

CPU and memory load generation scripts

I was asked today how to generate CPU and memory load on a Windows server. I remembered from my VMware ESX training a VBScript which generated […]
July 31, 2009

Run cmd as SYSTEM on Windows 2008 Server

Thanks to Jarvis for this one, to run a cmd window as the SYSTEM account on Windows 2008 Server, download PSExec from Microsoft and use this […]
July 30, 2009

Full hard drive on Windows 2008 Server

Today a production XenApp 5 Windows 2008 Enterprise Server ran out of disk space. I only added it to the farm yesterday at which time it […]
May 17, 2009

Client hypervisors, are they the missing VDI link?

Citrix recently announced XenClient, their client side bare metal hypervisor. VMware announced their client hypervisor back in February and I would not be surprised if Microsoft […]
April 28, 2009

Citrix Stats using PowerShell and SQL

Wow, I like what Alain has done with some PowerShell/SQL/Visual Studio tricks. I can see how this could be turned into a farm trending/capacity management tool. […]
April 23, 2009

The cost of live migration: Did VMware miss an opportunity with vSphere?

VMware recently announced vSphere 4, the replacement for ESX 3.5. When I read that new editions had been released for small business I thought VMware would […]
April 23, 2009

The cost of Live Migration: Did VMware miss an opportunity?

VMware recently announced vSphere 4, the replacement for ESX 3.5. When I read that new editions had been released for small business I thought VMware would […]
April 20, 2009

Automated XenServer host & VM shutdown

A client is currently implementing Citrix XenServer 5.0 and had hit a snag trying to get the new XenServer hosts communicating with their APC UPS. They […]
April 19, 2009

XenApp server cloning utilities

Here’s a useful looking utility from Citrix which saves the manual steps involved in preparing a XenApp server for cloning.Download here. I also just found a […]

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