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Thoughts on Baselines

Establishing baselines are a critical component to long-term management of any system (IT, manufacturing, etc.)  Baselines allow you to understand your norms and help forecast your future.  I find myself constantly baselining in everyday life. When I take the kids to … Continue reading

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Technical Deep Dive: XenApp Load Evaluators

One of the often overlooked features of XenApp is truly understanding the load evaluators. As a consultant, I commonly see environments using only the Default Load Evaluator. If I am lucky, they might be using the Advanced Load Evaluator. Rarely … 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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