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XenDesktop 7.5 – Creating and Configuring Delivery Groups

February 26, 2015

If you have been following my series on installing XenDesktop 7.5, you’ll have seen that we have deployed a XenDesktop site, created a machine catalog and configured StoreFront. The next step is to create delivery groups, membership of which allows a user to access XenDesktop resources such as a virtual desktop. Delivery groups are created […]

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Citrix XenDesktop 7.5 – Configuring StoreFront

February 17, 2015

Citrix StoreFront is a web interface providing users with the means to connect to their published resources, and is what Citrix Receiver will connect to. You can read more about what Citrix StoreFront 2.5 is, along with the newer features, here and here. StoreFront 2.5 is a replacement for the legacy Citrix Web Interface. This […]

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Citrix XenDesktop 7.5 – Creating a Machine Catalog

February 16, 2015

This post will look at creating a machine catalog in XenDesktop 7.5, following on from my recent posts on installing XenDesktop and installing the VDA in a ‘master’ virtual machine. A machine catalog helps tie the previous two posts together, as we use the master VM, with the installed VDA, to create a machine catalog. […]

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Citrix XenDesktop 7.5 – Installing the Virtual Delivery Agent and Creating a Machine Catalog

February 13, 2015

In my previous post on XenDesktop 7.5 I covered deploying XenDesktop 7.5 and initial site configuration. The next step is to prepare the master VM, from which the other VDI desktops will be spawned. In my lab environment, I will be working with a basic Windows 7 virtual machine, with the only addition so far […]

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Citrix XenDesktop 7.5 – Installing XenDesktop Roles and Initial Configuration

February 12, 2015

Learning about the new XenDesktop has been on my list of things to do for a while now. I’m fairly familiar with XenDesktop 5.6, but haven’t done a lot with XenApp since version 5. With the introduction of XenDesktop 7, the features of XenDesktop and XenApp were merged into a single product, with a ‘single […]

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XenServer Powershell Snapins Not Loading

December 1, 2014

I recently had the need to do some reporting on a XenServer 6.0 environment, so thought I’d take a look at what was available through the XenServer 6.0 Powershell snapins. I’d installed it a while back, but hadn’t had the opportunity/time/reason to use it until today. However, when attempting to run it from the shortcut […]

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Installing a Windows 2012 R2 NFS Server

July 3, 2014

I’ve written previously about configuring a Windows 2008 NFS server. Whilst looking at the NFS related objectives for the VCAP5-DCA exam recently, I needed a NFS server for use in my lab, so it was as good a time as any to create a Windows 2012 R2 server for NFS. As with Windows 2008, ┬áthe […]

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Quickly View and Repeat PowerCLI/Powershell Commands Easily

May 28, 2014

I came across this tip recently on Twitter – though I didn’t make a note of the source at the time. It was related to a Powershell question, though is equally useful for PowerCLI of course.. Running the following Powershell one liner, presents a list of all the commands run previously in the session (basically […]

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VMware Player – Running Virtual Machines for Free

April 21, 2014

VMPlayer or, more accurately VMware Player, allows users to create and run virtual machines for free (though a license for the virtual machine’s OS will still be required where applicable). When away from my home lab, I tend to use VMware Workstation for running my VMs on a laptop. Workstation has a lot of great […]

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PowerCLI Alternative to Linux Watch Command

December 19, 2013

Using the watch command from the ESXi command line is a great way to monitor snapshot removal, as shown in this KB article. # watch -d ‘ls -luth | grep -E “delta|flat|sesparse”‘ The command above will display, and refresh every 2 seconds, a listing of all the files with delta, flat or sesparse in the […]

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