Monthly Archives: April 2009

Rolling out updated Citrix VM Template

I have updated our Citrix VM Template: Added CD, left disconnected Updated Tools, included Memory Manager (aka Balloon Driver) — after reviewing this time and again with various engineers, I have come to several conclusions: a lot of the info … Continue reading

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An Interesting Day with Citrix Load Evaluators

Ever have one of those days? Well today was it for me! We run XenApp 4.5 in 2 geographic production Zones. I get an urgent page from support that EVERYONE hitting one of our Zones was getting “… servers are … Continue reading

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More on Citrix Load Evaluators

Well, most of feed back I received from other industry players confirmed my initial suspicions… counters based on Windows Perf Counters where Windows is a VM are not reliable. A local area architect, who is not married to any one … Continue reading

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Citrix Load Evaluator Rules in a VM

I mentioned in my previous post that one of my VMs was pegging at 100% of the vCPU, but the Windows Task Manager was showing only spikes (although a lot of them), and my Citrix load value for that server … Continue reading

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Update on My Citrix VMWare Machines

Ok, if you have been following my blog, you know I have been researching and building the best possible Citrix VMs to run on my ESX Hosts. Granted, XenServer might be better for XenApp, but we work with what we … Continue reading

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