SSO to SaaS


I have 174 passwords! (Actually I now have 175 - added a new one today) Most of those passwords are for web and SaaS apps. You know what people say, misery loves company and many of you know exactly what I have to deal with. The Citrix Access Control service focuses on providing single sign-on... Continue Reading →

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The Workspace


In case you missed it, the focus for end user computing is no longer VDI or endpoint management. It is now Workspace. I've been using a digital workspace for years. Actually, it might be more accurate to say I've been using a digital workspace for decades. Let me show you: What I consider my first... Continue Reading →

LoginVSI PowerShell – New-CitrixVSITest


Being able to automate a LoginVSI test saves a lot of time, but there is more to testing than just the LoginVSI portion. We must remember to get the environment prepared for a LoginVSI test. For a Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop test, I always need to do the following: Prepare environment Remove the first VM... Continue Reading →

LoginVSI PowerShell – Invoke-VSITest


LoginVSI automates performance testing and I need to automate LoginVSI. By calling this one function, I can invoke a single LoginVSI test. At a high-level, the test does the following Prepare test These items simply get the environment ready for a LoginVSI test. It includes doing the following: Delete any old test files on the... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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