Date: Mar 5, 2014 | 1:00 PM ET/ 2:00 PM GMT
Hosted by: Citrix
Register - http://www.citrix.com/events/netscaler-master-class.html
What you will learn
Welcome to the Citrix NetScaler Master Class. At these live webinars you will learn about the most critical elements of cloud infrastructures and enterprise datacenter architectures. Get details on latest features of NetScaler, tips and tricks for easy configuration, and interact with our NetScaler product experts.
- NetScaler 101 – WAN optimization and Citrix CloudBridge
- In the Spotlight – CloudBridge: it’s more than WAN optimization
- What’s new – NetScaler Product updates
- News and Views – What’s going on in the ADC world
- Master Class extra – Be heard and get the answers you’re looking for
Date: Feb 19 – 20, 2014 | 2:00 PM GMT
Hosted by: Citrix
Register - http://www.citrix.com/events/desktop-mobility-master-class.html
Join us for the first in a running series of Desktop and Mobility Master Classes where we will take you through the process of building your first XenDesktop site, including creating the initial delivery groups, configuring StoreFront etc. As part of this, we will discuss the merits of the different desktop options, provisioning technologies etc.
What you will learn and see in the first of the series:
- Starting with XenDesktop
- Decisions: MCS, PVS or may be both?
- StoreFront deployment
- Building the initial environment
Subsequent webinars in this series will look at NetScaler integration, XenMobile, Cloud Provisioning, PvD, Storage designs and much more.
Paul Murray, Citrix
Don’t miss the first Master Class. We hope you can join us!
View previous webinars on an on-demand basis. These webinars are provided in case you were unable to attend a live event or would like to review the content from an event you attended.
The Design Release of Project Accelerator now enables you to customize your Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp reference architecture designs for faster implementation. You already know Project Accelerator is a project management environment and with these new features you can:
- Reduce design time for desktop virtualization projects
- Customize your design across 34 parameters
- Ensure your design complies with Citrix Consulting best practices
- See how customizations affect hardware sizing
- Review Citrix Consulting guidance on each decision
Project Accelerator’s new features enable you to Assess and Design your desktop virtualization project faster!
Take a look at http://project.citrix.com.
Great script created by Shaun Ritchie that will perform a rolling reboot of all Servers in a Delivery Group.It starts by placing servers with no sessions in Maintenance Mode and rebooting them one by one. All servers with active sessions are placed in Maintenance Mode to prevent new sessions. Any servers in Maintenance Mode when the script was started are ignored.
To prevent “breaking” your delivery group, if all servers have active sessions a percentage of servers are “held” for reboot later in the script. Otherwise users would be prevented from logging on. This is 20% by default but can be configured using the –HoldPercent parameter.Servers in Maintenance Mode do not allow new connections but allow users to reconnect to their sessions.
Virtual Servers are rebooted using Hypervisor, physical are rebooted via Windows OS. By default the script uses the Hypervisor.
Once all servers with no sessions are rebooted, the servers with active sessions are checked every 5 minutes to see if all sessions have cleared down. Once all sessions are logged off the server is rebooted and taken out of Maintenance Mode.
If any servers were “held” for reboot they are rebooted at the end.
The script will end after all servers are rebooted or it times out (24 hours by default). All servers are taken out of maintenance mode after reboot and again at the end of the script to make sure.
Status reports are written to screen and file during various stages of the script. The status report will list: All servers, whether pending, hold, or rebooted, reboot time, whether in Maintenance Mode, and session count.
Jeff Guillet shows is latest super-fast Hyper-V lab with Windows Server 2012 R2 server build for around $1,200USD with parts list and video.
You can use this home Hyper-V server to create your own private cloud, prototype design solutions, test new software because nothing provides a better learning tool than hands-on experience!
cool tip from Trond´s XenApp Blog regarding an awesome feature matrix for Citrix Receiver showing the supported features on the different Operating Systems like Windows / Mac / Linux / iOS / Android etc
Take a look
- This paper is designed to provide administrators with guidance for combining Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0 (App-V 5.0) and Citrix solutions. It discusses the benefits of App-V 5.0 and Citrix, recommendations for Citrix images, App-V cache management, App-V management with Citrix, factors that impact user experience and administrative effort, and the Citrix XenApp Connector for System Center Configuration Manger 2012 SP1
This guide created by Robin Hobo describes the step-step installation of Citrix StoreFront 2.0, how to configure the StoreFront server, including secure connection over HTTPS, IIS default site redirection, HTML5 HDX fallback receiver and Remote Access with NetScaler Access Gateway.
One of the biggest improvements is that StoreFront does not using a Microsoft SQL database anymore! This simplifies the installation because you no longer need to run the database setup scripts. Also the HTML5 HDX Receiver is now fully integrated into StoreFront and is no separate installation anymore.
Great blog post and very detailed step-by-step guide by Robin Hobo on how to install and configure Netscaler ADC VPX 10.1 launched at synergy this year with improved interface and a new welcome wizard