Tag: Best Practices

Upgrade EMC/Dell VxRail Best Practices (4.7.100 to 4.7.301)

Upgrade EMC/Dell VxRail Best Practices (4.7.100 to 4.7.301)

Time for another VXRail upgrade post!  This time we are upgrading from VxRail 4.7.100-11859441 to 4.7.301-26249014.  This will bring the underlying vSphere environment up to ... Read More

How to upgrade UCS firmware

How to upgrade UCS firmware

This week I spent some time upgrading UCS firmware for a client’s infrastructure.  All the firmware.  The BIOS, Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC), the MLOM ... Read More

Preventing a hung XD session from breaking Storefront DDC Load balancing

Preventing a hung XD session from breaking Storefront DDC Load balancing

Chris Hahn sent over an incident that happened at a client recently. Using findings from XenDesktop Scout and Storefront Event logs,  Chris was able to ... Read More

Don’t put those DCs on your Shared Storage! (If you are running Hyper-V)

Don’t put those DCs on your Shared Storage! (If you are running Hyper-V)

I had a client call me in a complete panic recently with their entire environment completely down.  It was a real world example of a ... Read More

Lessons learned: Data Migrations (VMs or otherwise)

Lessons learned: Data Migrations (VMs or otherwise)

Whether you are moving files, Virtual Machines or other types of data from SAN to SAN or LUN to LUN, there are a few guiding ... Read More

Trivial FTP – Not so Trivial in a Citrix Provisioning Environment.

Trivial FTP – Not so Trivial in a Citrix Provisioning Environment.

If you have played around with Citrix Provisioning services, you will quickly realize that the TFTP Service can be a pretty big single point of ... Read More

Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 released.

Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 released.

I love Microsoft Security Essentials.  I love the integration, ease of updating, protection and the price! For an application as utilitarian as virus scanning, free ... Read More

Dude, Where’s My VM? I have no Idea. :(

Dude, Where’s My VM? I have no Idea. :(

Recently got an email from a friend who had (not by his doing) stepped into an environment where Virtual Machines had literally sprung up across ... Read More

Best Practice : Start your Citrix STA ID names with STA. :)

Best Practice : Start your Citrix STA ID names with STA. :)

Sam Jacobs sent over a quick best practice note reminding us verify that our STA IDs begin with the letters ‘STA’ for XenApp Plug-in Version ... Read More

Best Practices for Upgrading XenDesktop 4 Virtual Desktop Agent.

Best Practices for Upgrading XenDesktop 4 Virtual Desktop Agent.

Citrix has released a new whitepaper detailing some best practices when upgrading the Virtual Desktop Agent (VDA).  Nothing too earth shattering in this paper though.  ... Read More