vCenter tip: housekeeping tips for your vCenter Server Database

If using a small/medium vCenter setup may well be using a Postgres database to get you by. Good to run a check on it from time to time. Standard operations include: Performing regular backups Monitoring log growth and compact when needed Although as part of its own day-to-day operations space is automatically reclaimed sometimes you may … More vCenter tip: housekeeping tips for your vCenter Server Database

Citrix Desktop Director – how to hide visibility of running apps in the Activity Manager

A common enough query in any large scale deployment of Desktop Director will be to inhibit the applications tab from listing running applications which by default the activity manager in Director displays. This feature is available by default to Full administrator, Help Desk Administrator and Delivery Group administrator. To inhibit do the following, as ever … More Citrix Desktop Director – how to hide visibility of running apps in the Activity Manager

Citrix Xenapp tip: how to find what disabled applications you have via PS

Although Citrix AppCenter is a fine and well established management console for XenApp do find it can be a little unwieldy from a “search” point of view. One such example is looking for what published applications you may have disabled in your farm. As such there is no way to find this out in one … More Citrix Xenapp tip: how to find what disabled applications you have via PS

Try this ‘ping’ replacement before?

One really cool and definitely useful cmdlet available in Windows Server 2012 R2 is Test-NetConnection.  If you run Test-NetConnection without any additional parameters, it will look to resolve to an external Microsoft address (internetbeacon.msedge.net) and will return information such as the IP, Internet alias, and RTT in milliseconds. This can save time when you need to check if a … More Try this ‘ping’ replacement before?

Citrix tip: No more LogOffCheckSysModules madness

When running a health check report(more details see: https://johncmorrissey.wordpress.com/2015/06/11/citrix-field-tip-free-health-check-on-the-status-of-your-citrix-product-use-citrix-insight-services/) on my test Citrix XenApp 6.5 farm (I know, sad :)) noticed this little trinket come up as an “alert action”. “New Citrix Group policy setting “Graceful session logoff: ignore process” was added to easily manage and configure the list of processes that can be ignored for graceful … More Citrix tip: No more LogOffCheckSysModules madness

Want to get a health check on your 2012 (incl r2) servers? try SPA

Server Performance Advisor Tool If looking for a free tool to do a health check on your systems, then you should take a look at the Microsoft Server Performance Advisor (SPA) tool; download version 3.0 from http://tinyurl.com/ws2012spa (you’ll need a Windows Live ID first). The goal of this tool is to help admins assess and … More Want to get a health check on your 2012 (incl r2) servers? try SPA