13
Apr

Citrix XenDesktop 7 Cookbook

Written by admin. Posted in Books

7463EN_Citrix Cover.jpgPacktPub released the book Citrix XenDesktop 7 Cookbook in January 2014.
This book helps administrators to implement the XenDesktop 7 architecture and components. The book is designed to gradually pick the chapters of interest , learn how to publish desktops and applications to end-user devices. It is written clear and simple.
I helped with reviewing the book for PacktPub.

The book can be purchased at PacktPub, by clicking this link you can find more information http://bit.ly/1elCfWz

14
Dec

DSCheck Maintenance Assistance Tool

Written by admin. Posted in Tools, XenApp

The DSCheck Maintenance Assistance Tool is a graphical version of the command line DSCheck. With this version, you can easily check for inconsistencies in the XenApp datastore and repair/clean if needed. Always backup the datastore before using this tool. The tool works with XenApp 4.5 to 6.5.

DSCheck Maintenance Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
The tool can be downloaded from Citrix, see article CTX137608.

22
Nov

Hiding XenDesktop/XenApp applications with Netscaler rewrite

Written by admin. Posted in Citrix Access Gateway

Citrix blog announced a way to hide XenDesktop/XenApp apps on BYO devices like Android, Ipad, Windows and so on based on Netscaler rewrite filters. This can be usefull when specific apps aren’t needed to see for functional or other reasons. To visualize the communication flow, I have made a Visio drawing, see below.

Netscaler rewrite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To read more about this and how to configure the Netscaler, here is the link: http://blogs.citrix.com/2013/11/18/hiding-xaxd-applications-by-using-netscaler-rewriting-functionalities/

 

 

03
Nov

IMA Helper Tool

Written by admin. Posted in Tools

Sometimes you suddenly can’t connect to a published application and/or dekstop on XenApp. After investigation you notice that the IMA (Independement Management Architecture) service isn’t running and won’t restart anymore. The tool which can help then is IMA Helper from Citrix.
With this tool you can:

  • Recreate Local Host Cache;
  • Recreate DSN file;
  • Check IMA service state.

IMA_Helper_Tool

 

 

 

 

 

The tool can be downloaded from Citrix, see article CTX133983.

03
Nov

Citrix Quick Launch (follow up of ICA File Creator)

Written by admin. Posted in Tools

The name says it, with this app you can connect to Citrix published apps/desktops and create your own ICA files.
You can use the generated ICA file(s) to present apps to:

  • The startmenu of the user with or without RES tooling such as Workspace Manager (formally known as Powerfuse);
  • Desktop of the user with or without RES tooling such as Workspace Manager (formally known as Powerfuse);
  • Another XenApp farm with SSO (Single Sign On) capability;
  • Silo with SSO (Single Sign On) capability.

Citrix_Quick_Launch

The tool can be downloaded from Citrix, see article CTX122536.

 

17
Oct

INSTANT EdgeSight for XenApp

Written by admin. Posted in Books, EdgeSight

 

Xenapp for EdgeSight Cover

PacktPub released in august 2013 the book INSTANT EdgeSight for XenApp.
This book helps installing, configuring and deploying EdgeSight for XenApp in a practical way. EdgeSight for XenApp helps identifying the user based performance of the XenApp environment by measuring different counters like network, profile load time, application startup, process hangs and so on. If there are bottlenecks in the infrastructure, EdgeSight can help by locating this problem(s), which make fixing the issue easier.

I helped reviewing the book for PacktPub. Click here to buy the book http://bit.ly/18skmm7

ISBN: 184968958X
ISBN 13: 9781849689588

06
Jul

Implementing Citrix XenServer Quickstarter

Written by admin. Posted in Books, XenServer

 

ImplXS

PacktPub released in june 2013 the book Implementing Citrix XenServer Quickstarter.
This book helps installing, configuring and deploying XenServer 6.1 in a
practical way. I helped reviewing the book for PacktPub.

ISBN: 9781849689823

21
Feb

Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Cookbook

Written by admin. Posted in Books

XenDesktop 5.6 CookbookPacktPub released in january 2013 the book Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Cookbook.
This book helps installing, configuring and deploying XenDesktop 5.6 in a
practical way. I helped reviewing the book for PacktPub.

ISBN: 1849685045

09
Dec

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V !

Written by admin. Posted in Books, Hyper-V

Windows Server2012 Hyper-V Cookbook

It is a practical book for discovering the new Hyper-V v3.0 with all the features displayed and explained in a clean and understandable way. It’s a must have for everyone working with Microsoft virtualization.
You can buy it at PacktPub, click here for the link. ISBN 978-1-84968-442-2 .

 

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