Cloud Connector – VDA to Gateway Service


Cloud connector traffic flows are changing for the XenApp and XenDesktop service. First, there are multiple deployment scenarios when using the XenApp and XenDesktop service within Citrix cloud: Full: the Gateway Service and Workspace are hosted within Citrix Cloud Partial: Workspace is hosted within Citrix Cloud while Gateway is running on-premises. Minimal: Gateway and StoreFront... Continue Reading →

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XenApp and XenDesktop PowerShell – VM Operations


Here’s a few XenApp and XenDesktop PowerShell functions that I find useful when automating certain tasks Start VM Stop VM Wait for VM to power off Wait for VM to register with delivery controller Get hypervisor host for VM For each of these functions, I assume the script is executing from a delivery controller.  If... Continue Reading →

Pooled Desktops with Local Host Cache


Local host cache, within XenApp and XenDesktop, utilizes a local DB to store configuration information. This local DB is continuously updated by the master SQL DB. When connectivity to the SQL DB fails, the controller automatically switches to the local DB. When the link to the SQL DB is restored, the controller automatically switches back.... Continue Reading →

XenServer PowerShell: Capture Metrics


Sometimes, I need to capture CPU, RAM and disk metrics on my XenServer hosts.  I've been able to automate this process with PowerShell. Start-XSMetrics This script starts the metric gathering process on a XenServer host. The first block are the parameters. To make this work, I need to create a SSH session to the XenServer... Continue Reading →

Site Aggregation


At Citrix Synergy, there was a lot of talk about the user's Workspace; a single location where users get access to all of their resources (apps, desktops, data, devices). For example, the user's workspace can include storage apps, SaaS apps, web apps, virtual apps (XenApp), virtual desktops (XenDesktop). Citrix has a cloud service for each one... Continue Reading →

Windows 10 – Resource Utilization


Every 6 months, Microsoft releases a major update to Windows 10. To be more precise, it is better to identify Windows 10 releases with version numbers (1503, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709 and 1803).  The format is the year and month of the release, so 1503 is March 2015 and 1709 is September 2017. Microsoft provides... Continue Reading →

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