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A Quick Look at PHD Virtual Backup for Citrix XenServer

June 13, 2011

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I recently had an almost disastrous experience with my lab XenServer host.  After that episode, I decided I needed to find a way too reliably and easily backup and restore virtual machines (VMs). On a couple of mailing lists I subscribe to, I have seen people mention PHD Virtual for doing backups of their VMs […]

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Is Your iPad or iPhone Slow to Access Your XenApp Services Site?

December 20, 2010

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I really like using my Apple iPad for accessing published applications on my Citrix XenApp servers hosted on Citrix XenServer 5.6.  I had four problems I thought were related to the Citrix Receiver for iPad.  From comments made by customers and from questions posed on Experts Exchange, I am not the only one experiencing these […]

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Learning the Basics of Citrix XenApp 5 Feature Pack 3 for Windows Server 2003 and XenServer 5.6 Part 3 of 12

July 10, 2010

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Install Server 2003 R2 In Part 2, you successfully: Installed XenServer, Installed XenCenter, Added your XenServer host to XenCenter, Activated XenServer, and then Performed additional optional configuration steps. In this Part, you will learn to create a Virtual Machine (VM) optimized for XenApp and install Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x86. To simplify this learning […]

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Learning the Basics of Citrix XenApp 5 Feature Pack 3 for Windows Server 2003 and XenServer 5.6 Part 2 of 12

July 10, 2010

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Install and Configure XenServer 5.6 In Part 1, you learned how to: Create a MyCitrix.com account, Download a copy of XenServer 5.6, Download an evaluation copy of XenApp 5 Feature Pack 2, Download the XenApp 5 Feature Pack 3 files, and Download a new license file for XenApp 5. In this Part, you will learn […]

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Learning the Basics of Citrix XenApp 5 Feature Pack 3 for Windows Server 2003 and XenServer 5.6 Part 1 of 12

July 10, 2010

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Getting Started and Downloading Software Learning the basics of Citrix XenApp 5 is a fairly easy process.  However, understanding all the installation options, configuration settings, management consoles and administrative processes for all the various Citrix software and hardware components that can go into a Citrix farm can be a daunting task.  This book will lead you […]

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Upgrading a Citrix XenServer 5.5 Resource Pool with XenServer 5.5 Update 2

February 18, 2010

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In this article, you will learn how to upgrade a XenServer 5.5 resource pool with Update 2 for XenServer 5.5.  Update 2 for XenServer 5.5 provides support for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 guests.  Update 2 also provides numerous bug fixes, along with an updated version of XenCenter. Two methods exist that can […]

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Learning the Basics of Citrix XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2003 and XenServer 5.5 (Part 2 of 10)

February 18, 2010

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In Part 1 of this 10-part series, you learned how to create a MyCitrix.com account, download a copy of XenServer 5.5 Enterprise, download an evaluation copy of XenApp 5 Feature Pack 2 and download a new license file for XenApp 5.  In Part 2 of this series, you will learn how to install XenServer 5.5, […]

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Learning the Basics of Citrix XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2003 and XenServer 5.5 (Part 1 of 10)

February 18, 2010

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Learning the basics of Citrix XenApp 5 is a fairly easy process.  However, understanding all the installation options, configuration settings, management consoles and administrative processes for all the various Citrix software and hardware components that can go into a Citrix farm can be a daunting task.  This series of articles will lead you from the very […]

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Creating a Citrix XenServer 5.5 Resource Pool with Shared iSCSI Storage

February 2, 2010

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In this article, you will learn how to create a XenServer resource pool with shared iSCSI storage.  A resource pool consists of multiple XenServer hosts joined together as a single, managed entity.  When combined with shared storage, a resource pool enables virtual machines (VMs) to be started on any XenServer host containing the necessary available […]

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Upgrading a Single Citrix XenServer 5.5 Host with XenServer 5.5 Update 1

January 20, 2010

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In this article you will learn how to upgrade a single, non-pooled XenServer 5.5 host with Update 1 for XenServer 5.5.  Update 1 for XenServer 5.5 provides support for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 guests.  Update 1 also provides numerous bug fixes, along with an updated version of XenCenter. The following steps will […]

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What is “citrix”?

November 17, 2008

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The first question usually asked by the Accidental Citrix Admin is “what is citrix?”. There are two ways the term “citrix” is used: as a specific product or as the name of a company which provides that product. Usually when “citrix” is mentioned, the term is referring to software used to allow multiple user access to one or more applications hosted on another computer (normally a server).

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