Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, Windows 10

XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR CU3 and Windows 10 1809 Compatibility

Hey folks, just a quick post to describe an issue I came across this week. I am currently involved in a large XenDesktop LTSR deployment (can you guess from all the LTSR posts??!!).  The main requirement from the project is to deliver Windows 10 capability.  We are literally weeks away from having everything over to …

Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop

XenApp/XenDesktop LTSR Cumulative Update

Hey folks 🙂 In this post I am going to cover the Cumulative Updates that exist for the Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop LTSR releases. I will explain why we should install them, what they contain and what that procedure looks like. So first of all, what are the LTSR Cumulative Updates??  Well in Citrix CR releases you …

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Making your XenApp/XenDesktop deployment LTSR Compliant using LTSR Assistant

Hey folks!! A few customers have recently been asking about the LTSR Components as they find themselves coming out of support of their existing environments.  So what is LTSR?? LTSR is the “Long Term Service Release” from Citrix.  These are specific components for which Citrix will offer much longer support times than the “Current Release” …

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NetScaler 12 VPX consuming 100% CPU when running on VMware vSphere 6.5 host

Hey folks   I recently deployed a NetScaler 12 VPX appliance onto a vSphere 6.5 environment and came across an issue where the appliance seemed to be running at 100% CPU even though it wasn’t doing anything.  This didn’t seem right so I did a big of digging and it turns out it is a …

Virtualization

VMware Workstation 14 upgrade failed to start the VMware Authorization Service

I recently upgraded my VMware Workstation to 14.1.2 build-8497320 so it was fully supported on the latest build of Windows 10. When attempting to power on a VM after the upgrade and reboot I received the following error: “VMware Workstation failed to start the VMware Authorization Service” After doing a quick Google (that’s how we …

Azure

Configuring Azure Site-to-Site VPN with Draytek 2860 router

To keep the costs of my Azure subscription down I still wanted to run some resources on my existing home lab rather than shift everything into AWS or Azure as I found this would be quite an expensive thing to do!! The solution I have put in place is to extend my home lab into …

Azure

Connecting to Azure App MySQL Instance remotely

I recently made a mistake on my WordPress site which left me unable to let me into the Admin console. Big boo boo!!  After a bit of research I found the solution which was to go into the MySQL Database and edit some fields on the WordPress database. Now, on a normal WordPress hosted site …

Azure

Configuring SSL on Azure Web App custom URL

In my previous post I went through the steps to configure WordPress on Azure.  In this post I will configure a SSL Certificate for the custom URL that was configured.  This is a multistep process which involves: Creating the certificate Creating a Keyvault Importing the certificate into the Keyvault Assigning the certificate to the App …