Citrix licensing server tip: if facing a lot of requests here’s how to improve performance

Regularly on large scale citrix implementations the citrix license server might suffer due to the number of requests it’ll receive at peak times. One tip I did come across recently was to review your thread count on the server. This would take 2 forms, one web server thread count and the other server. Defaults for … More Citrix licensing server tip: if facing a lot of requests here’s how to improve performance

You’ve ThinApp’ed IE8 or later in Win10 – only thing is it’s not opening web pages :(

Be useful piece of “functionality” right? To fix: If you are using 32-bit Internet Explorer, copy shell32.dll and shlwapi.dll from the capture machine to the %SystemSystem% folder in the Internet Explorer project. If you are using 64-bit Internet Explorer, copy shell32.dll and shlwapi.dll from the capture machine to the %SystemSystem(x64)%folder in the Internet Explorer project. In Package.ini, add LoadShellOnlyForWin10Higher=1. Build the project. More info: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2137873 Took me ages … More You’ve ThinApp’ed IE8 or later in Win10 – only thing is it’s not opening web pages 😦

Creating Azure VM’s within Citrix Studio ? beware of the following naming contraints

Worth noting Azure virtual machine  naming constraints are different from Citrix Studio naming constraints. It is therefore possible to create Azure VMs with invalid names. To avoid this occurence, stick to the following rules for Azure Virtual machine names: o   Must contain between 3 and 15 characters o   Must contain only letters, numbers, and hyphens o   … More Creating Azure VM’s within Citrix Studio ? beware of the following naming contraints

vCenter quick tip: Need to troubleshoot SIOC issues? here’s how to enable logging

In vSphere infrastructure storage as you probably know, I/O usage of virtual machines can be controlled by Storage I/O control (SIOC). In event of hitting issues good to enable logging to help resolve issues. Here’s how to enable SIOC logging from the vSphere client: Enter your vSphere web client URL and log in. Click Host and Configuration … More vCenter quick tip: Need to troubleshoot SIOC issues? here’s how to enable logging

vCenter DRS tip: Anyone used the cool online tool VM Resource and Availability Service?

If ever you encounter DRS issues in any of your vCenter cluster environments may need to get a DRS dump file generated in order to troubleshoot the issue. The file itself is called drmdump and contains various calculations that DRS uses to measure possible benefits to migrate VM’s. Locations for these files: vCenter Server Appliance /var/log/vmware/vpx/drmdump/clusterName … More vCenter DRS tip: Anyone used the cool online tool VM Resource and Availability Service?