FSLogix

Exploring FSLogix Profiles feature

Introduction One of the most important decisions to make when designing your Non-persistent VDI environment is your profile management choice.  Over the years there have been many different profile management solutions out there (Local Profiles, Roaming Profiles, Ivanti User Workspace Management, Citrix User Profile Management and LiquidWare ProfileUnity), each offering their own benefits and use …

Citrix XenDesktop, Windows 10

Configuring Citrix MCS for XenDesktop 7 1903, SCVMM 2016 & Windows 10 1903

I was recently involved in a project  where one of the options is to use Citrix Machine Creation Services to create desktops.  I have to admit I have never really used MCS in a production environment before so I thought I would document the steps to get this up and running. So let’s begin. Step …

Citrix NetScaler, Docker

Deploying NetScaler SDX onto a container instance using Docker

Whilst writing a new set of articles around Citrix ADC (NetScaler) I noticed that you could deploy it onto a Docker instance.  This sounded interesting as I had never really played around with Docker so its good to merge the two technologies and so this post was born. So what is the NetScaler CPX? It …

Citrix NetScaler

Configuring Citrix ADC for basic Load Balancing

Welcome to part 4 in my series on configuring Citrix Application Delivery Controller, (formally known as NetScaler). In the previous posts we covered the following: Part 1: Deploying Citrix ADC onto VM Workstation 15 Part 2: Configuring Subnet IP Address and licensing Citrix ADC Part 3: Configuring StoreFront configuration and Server Group In this post …

Citrix StoreFront

Configuring StoreFront Server Groups

Hey folks! This is the next post in the series covering the end to end process from going from zero to having a load balanced NetScaler up and running. In the previous 2 posts we covered: Part 1: Deploying Citrix ADC onto VM Workstation 15 Part 2: Configuring Subnet IP Address and licensing Citrix ADC …

Citrix Application Delivery Controller, Citrix NetScaler

Configuring Subnet IP Address and licensing Citrix Application Delivery Controller (NetScaler)

Welcome to the second part in this blog post series covering Citrix ADC (formerly NetScaler) installation and configuration.  In this post we will be covering the Subnet IP Address and allocating licences.  The previous post can be found here – https://virtualmanc.co.uk/2019/05/17/deploying-citrix-application-delivery-controller-13-on-vmware-workstation-15/ Subnet IP Address So what exactly is the Subnet IP Address (alternatively know as …

Citrix Application Delivery Controller, Citrix NetScaler

Deploying Citrix Application Delivery Controller 13 on VMware Workstation 15

In my earlier blog post I discussed the subject of stopping doing certifications. One of the major factors in this decision was because I was using up all my spare time to stay certified in all these exams rather than playing with all this lovely new technology that we have access to in these wonderful …

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I have taken my last IT Certification

August 11, 1999.  My daughter was 1 year old, I had just bought my first house and I was around 2 years into my first IT job. That was also the day that I passed my first IT Certification – Implementing and Supporting NT 4.0 Workstation.  That kick started a 20 year cycle of continual …

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 …