Using XenDesktop with VMware Infrastructure 3 or vSphere 4 require a few extra steps to set up and configure. VMware Infrastructure 3 and vSphere 4 both have a few different steps for XenDesktop Delivery Controller and XenDesktop Setup Wizard communication along with the proper permissions for the account used to connect to your Virtual Center or […]
Now that Provisioning Services 5.1 Service Pack 1 has been released, I am going to go over the upgrade process. Provisioning Services 5.1 Service Pack 1 has added some new features, fixes, and removed some features. For a complete overview of the changes in Provisioning Services 5.1 Service Pack 1 see one of my previous blog posts […]
Citrix has changed licensing for Provisioning Services with the release of Provisioning Services 5.1 Service Pack 1 and XenApp 5 Feature Pack 2. The license change comes from the new VM Hosted Applications feature in XenApp 5 Feature Pack 2. With this change I can see how XenApp Enterprise and Platinum Edition licensed customers can be confused on Provisioning […]
Provisioning Services 5.1 introduced another storage option for a vDisk store. The ability to use a read-only vDisk store. Provisioning Services 5.1 has added some nice new features to the product and the ability to use a read-only vDisk store is another one of those features. For more information on the new features in Provisioning Services 5.1 you […]
Citrix is getting ready to release Provisioning Services 5.1 Service Pack 1 in the next few weeks. A Citrix knowledgebase article has been released detailing the release notes of the Provisioning Services 5.1 Service Pack 1. Let’s go over what is new, what has been removed, and what has been fixed in Provisioning Services 5.1 Serivce Pack […]
When setting up high availability in a Provisioning Services environment there is always the question of where to put the vDisk store. You have several different options for the location of the vDisk store. You can place it on the local system, on a Windows CIFS share, Network Attached Storage, iSCSI SAN, or Fibre Channel SAN. […]
This feature has been been added to Provisioning Services 5.6. Provisioning Services 5.1 has another new feature – the ability to specify a database mirror failover partner. Ok, but what are the requirements? How do you configure it? Do you use SQL mirroring, replication, or a combination of both?
Provisioning Services 5.1 has been out for awhile now and it amazes me how many people are still running 4.5 or 5.0. Why haven’t they upgraded yet? Do they know about the new features?