Having issues with Google Chrome in ICA sessions ?

Came across this on the Citrix forums and only as I’d seen it with my own two eyes in the not-so-recent past thought I’d impart. Got tickets internally for issues using Google Chrome in our published desktop environment. Basically had broken on us post update but nothing in the recently added MS patches (only updates […]

VSphere 6.5 enhancement: VM secure boot support

Although theoretically possible in vSphere¬†6.0 VM secure boot support only officially supported with vSphere 6.5. Interesting thing with 6.5 is the range of improvements made in the security space with the hypervisor. Been good too that VMware have been listening to the user community in simplifying the adoption of a lot of these features. An […]

Endpoint time zone issues with your Citrix HTML5 receiver?

Thankfully citrix have released this. Been doing a pilot with users’ using the receiver with positive feedback. Only caveat would be time zone issues. Thankfully resolved with latest update: https://www.citrix.com/downloads/citrix-receiver/chrome/receiver-for-chrome-latest

W2k16 clustering – transient failure monitoring improvements

Recently came across a good MS blog article that covers some of the improvements made in VM monitoring at a cluster level in Windows Server 2016: Virtual Machine Compute Resiliency in Windows Server 2016 Good to see MS taking note of these “softer” type failure scenarios that occur more often in the VM space.  

Xenapp 6.x monthly maint tip: run these commands to ensure DB health and wellbeing

A re-thread but worth re-iterating this one as can stir you out of a pickle with your XenApp 6.x DB without you knowing it. First make sure you have a backup taken of your citrix datastore database. Then run following commands : DSCheck /full servers /silent >c:\servers.txt DSCheck /full apps /clean> c:\apps.txt DSCheck /full printers […]

VMware tip: how to get assign a static IP address to

Recently came across an issue trying to assign a static IP address to an OVA file. Was going to post it on the VMware communities site but someone had raised a post asking same question. Turns out the fix is a little more involved than assigning one to an OVF file. Good VMWare discussions article […]