The NetScaler Access Gateway uses a number of IP addresses for various purposes. When Access Gateway is deployed in a DMZ, it is important to understand the role of each.
The following table summarises the various types of IP addresses and their roles in a deployment:
The following diagram illustrates the [...]
I come from a desktop / application background, I’ve spent most of my IT career working with one flavour or another of Citrix’s XenApp platform (I’ve been through all the name changes) and am currently employed by Citrix as a Systems Engineer in Australia. To that end I’ve spent a lot of time working with [...]
Citrix Provisioning Server (PVS) is now at version 6.1. Released in version 6.0 was the vDisk Update Manager and I think it is worth some time looking more closely at this feature.
Once installed and configured the PVS management console has a new node the vDisk Update Manager. This has three sections; Hosts, vDisks and Tasks.
Using the calculations and assumptions made in the post Citrix VDI-in-a-Box: Sizing Guide I have created the following sizing calculator.
Enter total number of users (desktops) Decide on the type of user; Power user or Normal user
Normal user: ~10 IOPS per concurrent user. This user is probably working [...]
VDI-in-a-Box is an interesting desktop virtualisation solution from Citrix because it utilises local storage; its aim is to simplify and reduce the cost of entry to desktop virtualisation for small and medium businesses. The main premise is that each piece of hardware acts as a single entity in a grid, as capacity is reached additional [...]
If you are like me you have spent your life in IT. I started in desktop support, spent some time on a help desk, and then moved back into level 2 desktop support (I can’t remember the difference between level 1 and level 2 desktop support, I still spent a lot of time crawling about [...]
I spend a lot of my time talking to customers and many invite me into their organisation to talk about virtual desktops, in fact they often mark the subject of the meeting VDI. I’m always interested in what customers are up to and I often learn a lot from what they are doing and how [...]
Happy New Year! Now to start the year with a quick rant (always makes me feel better).
If you run a quick search on the word “trend”:
Google will tell you that a trend is a general direction in which something is developing or changing.
The freedictionary.com returns, the general direction in which something tends [...]
As a Citrix employee I get a choice; not only can I take my pick of my own device http://www.citrix.com/English/ps2/products/product.asp?contentID=2311388 , for the record I have a HP Elitebook 8440p with 8 GB RAM and solid state HD running Windows 7 SP1 64-bit. But I can also select how my applications are delivered to [...]
During the day two Super Session at Citrix Synergy Barcelona, Sheng Liang, CTO of the cloud platforms group at Citrix, took the stage to discuss a number of interesting concepts. One that stood out for me was when he highlighted differences between cloud architecture and enterprise architecture. He stated that cloud architecture is different from enterprise architecture [...]
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