Fun with Citrix Virtual Apps Licensing

I promise this one will be quick, but yesterday I had some fun installing Citrix licensing.  Of course, I always have fun when it comes to Citrix licensing!  In this case, I was running Citrix License Server 11.15.0.0 build 25000 and received from Citrix a Virtual Apps Advanced license.  After installing the license, I attempted …

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Can’t deploy Citrix Receiver with the CLI when using NetScalers?!?!

As I begin typing this post, I'm not sure if this post will end up being informational, a plea, a rant, or some combination of all three.  Maybe it's just me, and I'm fully aware and able to accept that in all likelihood it probably is, but my biggest pain point when deploying new Citrix …

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Baselining Performance using Liquidware Stratusphere UX

This afternoon I was on an interesting and informative webinar hosted by Liquidware in which they discussed using SpotCheck Inspection of an environment as a means to provide visibility into the user experience. NOTE: Let me make this clear, in this post I'm focus on VDI in regards to a SpotCheck inspection, but Stratusphere's scope is …

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VDI – Adding Notes to Horizon VMs to ID Citrix App Layering Image Templates

I had a Citrix App Layering (formerly Unidesk) customer ask me recently if there was an easy way to display or determine the OS layer version of a given virtual desktop from within vCenter.  Prior versions of CAL/Unidesk 2.x “built” the virtual desktops itself, meaning it did not rely on Horizon tools like Composer to …

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Configure Backup and DR of CPMData

Hello all, it's been a while.....personally I've been enjoying some time off so my blogging has suffered.  I was pretty excited to see that Adam was selected as a VMware vExpert for 2018 and I believe his selection is well deserved. To get back into things, we'll continue looking at N2WS Cloud Protection Manager, more …

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