Tag Archives: xenserver

A Look Inside Webster’s Lab (July 2013)

January 8, 2013

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July 2013 Every now and then, people ask me about the lab environment I use to write my articles, answer questions on Experts Exchange and study for Citrix certification exams.  This article will show you what is in my lab.

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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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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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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 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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