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 …

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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 …