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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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The Future of Computing? BYOC!

Check out my latest article, and in depth look at Bring Your Own Computer to Work Policies… A growing trend in technology firms is Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC or BYOPC). Of course organizations such as Microsoft, Google, Citrix and … 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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Now With MTM!

I’m ecstatic to announce I have joined the team at MTM Techonologies as a Systems Consultant. I had the pleasure of working with MTM as a customer for many years. During this time, I had the opportunity to get to … 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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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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