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Citrix XenApp 7.6, Provisioning Services 7.6 and the XenDesktop Setup Wizard with Boot Device Manager

April 13, 2016

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I have written several articles about using the Provisioning Services (PVS) XenDesktop Setup Wizard with XenDesktop. Now I wanted to find out if the Wizard would also work with XenApp 7.6. Another item I wanted to test was using Boot Device Manager (BDM) only.

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XenServer Ghost Devices Woes

February 1, 2016

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As you may recall from my previous article, XenServer and HP Firmware Woes,  I was involved in a rather large XenServer upgrade project. Anyone that has done some XenServer updates/upgrades surely has come across the “ghosted nics” issue before. I’m certainly not alone, since CTP Alexander Ervik Johnsen also wrote a little something on his blog the […]

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XenServer and HP Firmware Woes

December 23, 2015

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It’s a virtual world nowadays. But sometimes, even in a virtual world, physical problems can be a real pain. Recently I was involved in upgrading/migrating an outdated XenServer 6.0 setup, running on HP BL460c Gen7 and Gen8. The Gen8 boxes went fine, and the customer was really impressed with the performance of XenServer 6.5 SP1. […]

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Citrix XenDesktop 7.6, Provisioning Services 7.6 and the XenDesktop Setup Wizard with Boot Device Manager, Write Cache and Personal vDisk Drives

December 30, 2014

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Ever since the first article in this series came out in January 2014, I have been asked by numerous people to add an article that includes Boot Device Manager (BDM).  Since I am here but to serve, I am finally getting around to updating the process to include BDM.

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Removing Machines from a Personal vDisk Citrix XenDesktop 7.x Machine Catalog

December 29, 2014

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I wrote an article about Adding Machines to a Personal vDisk Citrix XenDesktop 7.x Machine Catalog and received an email asking what is the process to completely undo everything done by the PVS XenDesktop Setup Wizard.  In this article, I will show the process.

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Adding Machines to a Personal vDisk Citrix XenDesktop 7.x Machine Catalog

December 24, 2014

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This year I have written three articles on using Citrix XenDesktop 7.x, Provisioning Services (PVS) 7.x and the XenDesktop Setup Wizard with Write Cache and Personal vDisk (PvD) Drives.  In those articles I show how to use the XenDesktop Setup Wizard to create three virtual machines, create a Machine Catalog with the three machines and […]

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Citrix XenDesktop 7.6, Provisioning Services 7.6 and the XenDesktop Setup Wizard with Write Cache and Personal vDisk Drives

December 24, 2014

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The original articles I wrote for XenDesktop 7.1 and PVS 7.1 and XenDesktop 7.5 and PVS 7.1 have proven to be extremely popular. This article will show the same process as the original articles but use XenDesktop 7.6 and PVS 7.6 and show what differences XenDesktop 7.6 and PVS 7.6 bring to the process.

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Citrix XenDesktop 7.5, Provisioning Services 7.1 and the XenDesktop Setup Wizard with Write Cache and Personal vDisk Drives

July 14, 2014

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The original article I wrote for XenDesktop 7.1 and PVS 7.1 has proven to be extremely popular.  Several people have asked for an article that uses XenDesktop 7.5.  This article will show the same process as the original article but use XenDesktop 7.5 and show what differences there are, if any.

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Citrix XenDesktop 7.1, Provisioning Services 7.1 and the XenDesktop Setup Wizard with Write Cache and Personal vDisk Drives

January 28, 2014

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Recently I worked on a project where the customer required the use of a Write Cache drive and a Personal vDisk (PvD) drive with XenDesktop 7.1 using Provisioning Services (PVS) 7.1.  Getting information on the process to follow was not easy and, as usual, the Citrix documentation was sorely lacking in details.  As with most […]

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A Look Inside Webster’s Lab Phase 2

July 26, 2013

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I am in the process of rebuilding my lab with Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V 3 and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM).  This rebuilding project has become quite a learning experience.  This article highlights some of the “learning opportunities” I was blessed with (sarcasm intended).

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Adding an SSD Storage Device to Citrix XenServer

June 18, 2011

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In the process of creating Virtual Machines (VMs) for labs for a customer, I needed to have 10VMs running at the same time.  My XenServer host uses a 1.5TB local SATA drive for VM storage and an iSCSI storage server.  I can’t use the storage server for these VMs as I will be taking my […]

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