Xenapp load balancing issues? check out following

Useful links relating to issues in this realm Troubleshooting load balancing issues http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX112082 LBDiag tool http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX124446 Interestingly am working through an issue we have at present: http://discussions.citrix.com/topic/370801-some-users-accessing-hosted-shared-desktop-in-wrong-data-center/ Not there yet with fix but will post up once resolved Advertisements

Xenapp 6.5 tip: looking to make an application only available at certain times of the day ? try this

Seen this query pop up on the citrix forums, from doing a bit of digging You can test using a Load Evaluator: http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xenapp65-admin/lm-rules-list.html If you go to the scheduling section it gives a good clue: “Scheduling Schedules the availability of selected servers or published applications. This rule sets the weekly days and hours during which the … More Xenapp 6.5 tip: looking to make an application only available at certain times of the day ? try this

Citrix PVS tip: seeing uneven performance issues on certain golden images? bear in mind the following

Interesting statement posted on http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX117395 “However, exceptions do exist if the other product does not fully conform to the standard or requires a special configuration right above the NIC driver. The Provisioning Server client might not work properly in such situations. Typical examples include (but are not limited to) some antivirus software and Virtual Private … More Citrix PVS tip: seeing uneven performance issues on certain golden images? bear in mind the following

O365 performance check tip – handy tool to check your current network latency to the portals

Noticed that guide when troubleshooting issues we’d seen from users coming in from VPN connections https://support.office.com/en-nz/article/Office-365-performance-tuning-and-troubleshooting-Admin-and-IT-Pro-1492cb94-bd62-43e6-b8d0-2a61ed88ebae One tool that caught my eye was psping (a sysinternals tool). What’s especially useful about it is allows you to measure the round trip to the various portals which otherwise wouldn’t be available via ping (given 99% of firewalls … More O365 performance check tip – handy tool to check your current network latency to the portals

Hyper-v event logs – a breakdown of the categories used

Upon installation of hyper-v will notice specific category of event logs are created during the installation to show all the details about the different Hyper-V configurations. The logs contain a breakdown of administrative, operational, networking, and storage events. Below is a list shows the description of the log entries: Hyper-V-Config: Contains info relating to the VM configuration files Hyper-V-High-Availability: Available in Hyper-V Cluster … More Hyper-v event logs – a breakdown of the categories used

VMware Update Manager tip: some useful commands to know

If still running ESXi 4/5 and using VUM handy commands I’ve use on my travels Run the following commands to change the URL addresses of the hosts and virtual appliances: To add a URL address for patch download and notifications for ESX/ESXi 4 or ESXi 5 hosts, run the following command: vmware-umds -S –add-url https://host_URL/index.xml –url-type … More VMware Update Manager tip: some useful commands to know