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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
I am often asked how to enable mobile device access through an existing Citrix Access Gateway Enterprise Edition appliance. There are a number of useful guides, this is how I configure an environment.
Configure XenApp Services Site
First step is to create a new XenApp Services Site.
Highlight XenApp Services Site and select Actions > [...]
This article covers how to set up and run a Citrix XenApp 6.5 server in Amazon EC2. For reference I used the following articles:
In my last presentation at the Perth and Adelaide Citrix Tech Exchange I referenced a number of articles, for those that would like access to them I have listed them with links below:
More and more my conversations are moving away from just how well a screen loads or an app can be scrolled to placing the user in the centre of the IT world. Here I focus on defining how a user logs in, where they can work from, the target devices they utilise, how they will [...]
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