Tag Archives: xenserver

Fun with NetScaler Gateway and StoreFront

I don’t work with NetScalers on a regular basis.  I am familiar with the product and the capabilities, but prefer to leave that to NetScaler and networking engineers.  As I explained to a friend of mine once, I understand the … Continue reading

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White Paper: Keys to Managing your Virtual Environments

A white paper I updated for GlassHouse has been published: Keys to Managing your Virtual Environments. GlassHouse has assisted many organizations with the design, planning and implementation of their virtual environments. During the implementation phase, we help companies set themselves … Continue reading

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Are you ready for VDI?

More companies are investigating the benefits of implementing a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).  If you are one of those companies then you need to ask yourself, “Am I ready for VDI?”  The first step is identifying exactly what VDI means … 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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Direct Booting a VHD in XenServer

I’ve run across several instances where I needed to direct boot a VHD in XenServer.  One example was migrating from Hyper-V to XenServer.  Another was updating the network stack, XenTools, and PVS Tools on existing vDisks.  Regardless, the following is … Continue reading

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Recovering from XenServer Root Drive Full — Oppsie!

I was trying to import a VHD straight into XenServer the other day. I was moving a VM from HyperV to XenServer 5.5, so instead of starting from scratch, I thought I would simply copy the VHD from HyperV to … Continue reading

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