During some recent company events/workshops, some discussions around the licensed features for XenApp and XenDesktop product editions got me thinking about how Citrix could add more value to the products. It also has me thinking, is the value of Platinum edition diminishing as it stands today? In this blog post I am going to write […]
With Citrix’s recent XenDesktop trade up program announcement and adding concurrent user licenses for XenDesktop Enterprise and Platinum, will XenApp licenses no longer be sold in the future? Will we soon see the end of XenApp being sold as separate product and only sold with XenDesktop licenses? In this blog post I am going to go over why I think […]
In December of 2009 I wrote about Upgrading Provisioning Services vDisk Target Device Software, Virtual Machine Tools, and Network Drivers. In that blog post I wrote about using the Reverse Imaging, Hyper-V Direct VHD boot, and XenServer Direct VHD boot options for updating Provisioning Services vDisk Target Device Software, Virtual Machine Tools, and Network Drivers. With […]
In an earlier blog post, XenDesktop 5 Announced…Lots of New Features, I discussed the new features of XenDesktop 5 and wrote about the Desktop Director. In that blog post I linked to the Citrix TV Tour of Desktop Director video and as I keep watching that video I keep thinking how something like the Desktop Director could be […]
Using EdgeSight in provisioned XenApp environments can be tricky if you don’t follow the proper installation steps. Monitoring provisioned XenApp servers is pretty straight forward and easy to setup with minimal requirements. In this blog post I am going to go over what the requirements are for provisioned XenApp servers and how to setup the EdgeSight for XenApp agent.
Over a month ago I was in some conversations with some fellow Citrix consultants on Twitter about how they use XenAppPrep when updating provisioned XenApp servers. There has also been some forum postings on this subject as well. This is also a topic of conversation with customers who are testing Provisioning Services with XenApp. In this blog […]
This week Helge Klein started a Citrix products 2010 wish list. Tim Arenz expanded on Helge’s wish list on his blog earlier today. I want to expand on both Helge’s and Tim’s additions with my own wishes as well. I’m sure they both don’t mind since Tim encourages other bloggers to continue adding to this […]
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 […]
Citrix has finally announced that XenApp 5 Feature Pack 2 will be released on September 29th. XenApp 5 Feature Pack 2 will be bring new features such as VM Hosted Apps, Power and Capacity Management, and HDX to XenApp 5. Read more to see what all new features are included in XenApp 5 Feature Pack 2.
Citrix XenApp 5.0 Windows 2003 Hotfix Rollup 4 has new feature enhancement that allows you to give precedence to session sharing over load balancing. Now with this enhancement you can decide to have session sharing override load balancing in your XenApp farm.