Tag Archives: esx

Optimizing Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop on VMWare vSphere

I previously wrote a series of posts about Optimizing XenApp on VMWare.  These posts were taken from REAL WORLD experience with tuning XenApp 4.5 on Windows Server 2003 running on VMWare ESX 3.5.  Obviously, times changes and technology improves.  Also, … Continue reading

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Fun with PVS on VMWare

I was recently engaged in a project deploying PVS 5.6 SP1 in an environment running VMWare vSphere 4.1.  This was not the first such environment, but we encountered some interesting issues.  I figured if this helps someone else out there, … Continue reading

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XenDesktop 5 Deep Dive: Machine Creation Services (MCS) on vSphere 4.1

As promised, I have published my Deep Dive around MCS over at The GenerationV Site: http://tinyurl.com/4tzpfts. Check it out! The data is abstracted, but all the source came from a real-world pilot. The question posed was, “What is the impact … Continue reading

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Joining GlassHouse Technologies!

I’m happy to announce that I have joined the team at GlassHouse Technologies as a Senior Virtualization Consultant. With this role, I will be tasked with helping manage virtualization projects, with a main focus on Citrix Technologies. My main focus … Continue reading

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Citrix closes the gap with VMWare — XenServer 5.6 Beta, Part 1

Most of the complaints I’ve heard in regards to XenServer vs. VMWare is the fact that XenServer does not allow an overcommitment of memory.  If you have a host server with 16 GB of RAM, you can only allocate up … Continue reading

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Optimizing XenApp on VMWare ESX

There are numerous benefits for running Citrix XenApp on XenServer; including single vendor support, built-in optimizations, and integration features. However, what if you are working in a VMWare ESX environment? As a consultant or an internal engineer, you cannot always … Continue reading

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TheGenerationV.com

I’m happy to announce that I am joining the team over at TheGenerationV.com. I will still be maintaining my personal blog here as time allows, of course, but will also be writing case studies and analysis articles for GenerationV. TheGenerationV.com … Continue reading

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Quest vWorkspace

Some time back, Quest Software purchased Provision Networks. They have sense re-branded and re-released their Virtual Access Suite (VAS) product line as vWorkspace. Earlier this year, I got the opportunity to work with Patrick Rouse from Quest, he is a … Continue reading

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Latest and Greatest: My Citrix on VMWare

This may be my last entry on Citrix/VMWare for the time being. After 1 month of production runs, our 1 vCPU 2GB RAM VMs are churning nicely, averaging around 32 concurrent users. Running at 10 VMs per DELL 2950 Host, … Continue reading

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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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