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 220.127.116.11 build 25000 and received from Citrix a Virtual Apps Advanced license. After installing the license, I attempted … Continue reading Fun with Citrix Virtual Apps Licensing
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 … Continue reading Can’t deploy Citrix Receiver with the CLI when using NetScalers?!?!
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 … Continue reading Baselining Performance using Liquidware Stratusphere UX
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 … Continue reading VDI – Adding Notes to Horizon VMs to ID Citrix App Layering Image Templates
If you are configuring multi-monitor end user stations to connect to Citrix XenDesktop virtual desktops, you may find blank/black spaces on the some or all of the monitors...something like this: On the VDI image, I installed the Citrix 7.14 VDA. Thus, to resolve this issue I did the following: Open the registry (regedit) and navigate … Continue reading XenDesktop 7.14 – Blank Spaces on Multi-Monitor Displays
This may be one of those posts that ends up being more beneficial for me than you in that what follows here is the type of information/tweak I'll forget about pretty quickly. Then I'll need it again and slap myself for not writing it down, leading me to do several Google searches until I find … Continue reading Change RAM allocated to VMs within Citrix Machine Catalogs
As mentioned in my previous post, after my upgrade to vCloud Director version 9, I was unable to access vCD via the load balanced virtual IP. We use a Netscaler HA pair for load balancing in this environment, and since I was able to hit the individual vCD cells just fine, this is where I … Continue reading Netscaler Load Balancing for vCD 9
Do you ever find yourself installing Citrix Receiver? Maybe you've found this to be true, especially in business use cases, but I have found that if I don't install the Receiver with command line options it does not work the way I need or want it to. I also find myself getting frustrated when trying … Continue reading Citrix Receiver Command Line Helper Tool