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Back to the Blog…

It’s been awhile since I have posted anything new.  I always thought that with more travel, I would have more downtime at nights to write.  However, I have found the inverse to be true.  By the time I get back … Continue reading

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Interview with ServerWatch

I was recently interviewed by Paul Rubens with ServerWatch.  He featured some of my comments in his article titled “VDI: The ‘Other’ Virtualization Technology” which was published on December 1, 2011. 

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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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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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Updates on ESX Templates and Citrix on VMWare

From my previous posts, you can see I am digging in on ESX best practices, specifically for Terminal Services/Citrix. I will be posting an updated white paper, entailing my best practices, methods, and results soon. However, in the mean time, … Continue reading

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Creating and Deploying a Citrix Template on VMWare ESX

Similar to my other related posts, this is specific to my operating environment and may not fit all. However, the best practices referenced here should help in most environments. Please note, we use the drive remapping (C –> M) as … Continue reading

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Citrix on VMWare ESX

Although these guidelines are created using the following environment, these standards should apply to just about any Terminal Services-based virtual environment (XenApp 5, Quest vWorkspace 6, 2X, Windows 2008 TS, etc.): VMWare ESX 3.5 Update 2 Virtual Center 2.5 Windows … Continue reading

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ESX Virtual Machine Best Practices

My primary focus is server-based computing, specifically Citrix Presentation/XenApp Server. With a stronger push for virtualization in most market segments, I’ve seen mixed results for virtualizing Citrix on VMWare. Several vendors and consultants have recommended using XenServer (now from Citrix, … Continue reading

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Jack-of-all-Trades, Master of None?

I’ve always considered myself a Jack-of-all-Trades, but a master of none. I have purposely tried to walk a fine line between business and technology. That’s one reason I chose to pursue an MBA instead of just another certification. It gives … Continue reading

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