At first I want to wish you all a happy new year. I had planned a different blog post as the first one but I had no chance of preventing me writing down these thoughts about the installers of Citrix XenDesktop (respectively XenApp) and VMware Horizon View. Both companies have large-scale installations out there and both are on the market
Today I want share the steps that are necessary to install the prerequisites for Helge Klein´s uberAgent. We will start with the installation of Splunk. After this first step is done we will go on and install the server components of uberAgent.
VMware released their Mirage 5.0 Reviewer´s Guide. It can be downloaded here: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/vmware-horizon-mirage-reviewers-guide.pdf. Topics covered are: What is VMware Mirage? Key features Packaging and licensing Components and architecture Installation and configuration Hands-on evaluation exercises There is also a Reviewers Guide available for Horizon 6.0. It can be downloaded here: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/view/VMware-View-Evaluators-Guide.pdf Topics covered are: Installation Prerequisites Installing View Components Remote Desktop
If you need to troubleshoot your environment it is often crucial to have as much information about the environment you can get. If you need to troubleshoot XenDesktop or XenApp environments and especially the services you can start the service executables with the -logfile switch and the path where you want to store the log files: Example “C:\Program Files\CitrixAdIdentity\Service\Citrix.ADIdentity.exe” -logfile
If you are running App-V without the complete infrastructure or SCCM you normally store all your packages on a file share. Attached you find a small script that connects to a given file share, searches for all .appv files in it and loads all the found packages on the target system. If you have connection groups this script also loads
On the 8th of december a new AppSense DesktopNow release was made available by AppSense. This blog post may give you a short overview of what is new or updated. If you need information about specific bugs fixed in the components please refer to the documentation found in myappsense.com.
I have seen many projects in the past were it was not possible to automate the creation of XenDesktop databases during the deployment process because the database servers were locked out of security reasons. In this case the only chance of creating the databases was to deliver SQL scripts to the database team. When the databases were created and permissions
Citrix XenApp 7.6 and XenDesktop 7.6 were anounced and are available right now. Let´s have a quick look at the installation of the Delivery Controller (DC) that ships with that version. What´s new with DCs? One of the highly anticipated features in this version is the Connection Leasing. I will not go too deep into it now but this feature
Microsoft announced the CPS in a joint venture with Dell at the TechEd keynote in Barcelona. I first thought of something similar to the Nutanix boxes or the VMware Evo:Rail. But after visiting the Microsoft booth in the TechExpo I knew I was wrong. Microsoft CPS is a ready to run Azure consistent cloud in your datacenter. It is a
This is a simple and short blog post about an easy method of creating a bootable ESXi USB Stick with VMware Fusion on a Mac. It only takes some minutes to be completed. If you need general information about VMware ESXi in VMware Fusion please refer to this VMware KB article Installing ESXi in VMware Fusion. Let´s go... As a