Community Roundtable

COMMUNITY ROUNDTABLE

Members discuss all things Citrix and CUGC, as well as other emerging technologies and topics relevant to the community.

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  • To support your transition to Citrix Cloud, we invite you to explore the Cloud Learning Series to help you increase your cloud confidence and get the most value from your Citrix cloud service(s). The Cloud Learning Series is a collection of on-demand training content that covers cloud planning, build, rollout, management, and optimization. Each course is roughly 2-3 hours long and completing certain courses in the series can lead you to earn validated skills badges to showcase what you have ...

  • Rewrite for Citrix ADC

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    What is Rewrite? Rewrite refers to the rewriting of some information in the Citrix ADC appliance's requests or responses. Rewriting can assist in providing access to the requested content while avoiding exposing unnecessary details about the actual configuration of the Web site. The following are a few examples of when the rewrite feature comes in useful: The Citrix ADC can rewrite all the http:// links in a response body to make it look more secure. The insecure links in the response must ...

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    What is Link Load Balancing. The Citrix ADC appliance uses LLB to monitor and regulate traffic, ensuring that packets are sent over the best possible network. Outbound traffic is balanced via link load balancing (LLB) over numerous Internet connections offered by different service providers. The Citrix ADC appliance and the router are connected through a link. Configuring a basic setup with default parameters while configuring link load balancing is the most common scenario. Services, virtual ...

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    This year has gone by so quickly. We are nearly three quarters of the way through 2021. Can you believe it? As we reflect on the year so far, our Bay Area events are still virtual.  Our leadership committee hopes that in the upcoming year we can all safely return to in-person events so we can see and meet each other again. In the meantime, here's a quick recap of our Q3 2021 event. We kicked it off with a quick introduction from the leaders group as well as an overview of the agenda ahead. We were ...

  • CTP and CTA Application for 2022 Classes Are Now Open! Are you interested in being more involved with other like-minded individuals who are Citrix technologists and are also huge fans & advocates of Citrix? Well today is your lucky day then! We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the CTP and CTA classes of 2022! The application window will remain open until October 30, 2021. For details on what it takes to be a CTP or a CTA, keep reading. CTP and CTA candidates ...

  • Hybrid Security Model (+ve & -ve) Using Web App Firewall on Citrix ADC  1.  What is Web - Application firewall The Citrix Web App Firewall protects websites that access important company or customer data from security breaches, data loss, and unauthorized changes. It accomplishes this by filtering both requests and responses, evaluating them for signs of malicious behavior, and preventing requests that do so. Your website is safe not only from popular forms of attacks, but also from new, ...

  • Citrix Cloud Integration with Azure AD MFA for Administrators In today's blog, we are going to discuss enabling Azure MFA for administrators who will login to Citrix Cloud for administration. Azure Integration for Citrix Cloud will provide a secure way to access your Citrix Cloud environment for administrative purposes by leveraging the existing security framework designed by customer. Configuration Login to Citrix Cloud Portal Navigate to Identity and Access management by clicking ...

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    This year, International Women's Day is on March 8 th and I have personally been using this day for the last couple of years to reflect on our CUGC Women in Technology mentorship program and its accomplishments.   About the program The program was started in 2016 by three female Citrix Technology Professionals (CTPs): myself, Jo Harder, and Theresa Miller with the awesome help of Stephanie Boozer of CUGC HQ. The CUGC WIT mentorship program has a very clear mission to provide 1:1 mentoring ...

  • Windows 2016 Deduplication on FSLogix Containers and ODFC  During the time of running my Shrink Scripts (yes, I have a couple I go back and forth with) for FSLogix, I noticed that my 4TB drive is used more and more. There wasn’t really anything I could do at this point other than adding disk space (call me old, but I try to optimize as much space as possible before throwing more hardware at it). One of the things I could do is delete all older profiles that haven’t been used in 90 days. Some scripts ...

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    Technology never stops changing, but you likely already knew that. Gartner recently released a new report talking about the future of network security, introducing: Secure Access Service Edge, SASE, (pronounced: sassy). Although it may sound complicated, it is simpler than it seems. You may actually be familiar with its components already. SASE is the combination of existing technologies into one, single solution to reduce overhead and overall operating costs. Through a bundle of cloud networking ...

  • Infrastructure as Code is the new way of deploying a fully working Citrix environment, if you have tried configuring a new Delivery Group on Citrix Cloud Studio using only PowerShell, then you most likely have run into the following error message: "The users configuration has been manually modified and cannot be changed by studio" Depending on whether you plan to deploy Apps & Desktops or just Apps or just Desktops, you need to set new entitlement policy. I'll go through the script in detail ...

  • A Warm CUGC Welcome to the new CTP and CTA Classes of 2021!  Congratulations and welcome to the newest members of the  Citrix Technology Professional (CTP)  and  Citrix Technology Advocate (CTA)  classes of 2021! And, of course, we are so happy to see all of the returning members in each program! Each year, Citrix awards Citrix technologists hailing from all over the globe for these two distinct programs. These seasoned techies bring a wealth of knowledge of Citrix solutions as well as active ...

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    A Tribute to Citrite Chris Gissing The Citrix UK team are saddened to announce to the Citrix and CUGC communities that Chris Gissing passed away suddenly last week. A near 20-year Citrite, Chris was all about 4 things: family, people, community, and technology. If you have worked with Citrix products, Chris' work and passion probably affected you – whether you realised it or not. Chris was an avid supporter of product quality , interoperability, and customer empathy. He built and ...

  • 2020 CUGC XL Recap – What A Year!

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    2020 CUGC XL Recap – What A Year! When we kicked off last year with our CUGC XL: Texas event at Space Center Houston, none of us had a clue it would be our only in-person XL of 2020.  The global pandemic may have slowed down our momentum, but our local group leaders stepped up to the challenge and we were able to quickly pivot and shift our remaining XL events into the virtual space. We pulled off a total of 8 virtual XLs last year, and brought in fun keynote speakers and happy hours to ...

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    Compliance, The Ultimate Convenience… Achieving a positive user experience and a successful information security program can be a good team building process. Create that positive user experience by keeping it simple with the three T’s of Technology: Teamwork, Training and Testing.   Teamwork - Developing a good relationship between your end user and your technology operations team is key for success. Building a relationship with the end users assists in every aspect of what you are trying ...

  • Citrix Converge is Coming!

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    In 2019, Citrix held the first-of-its-kind conference in Santa Clara for developers, which I wrote about last year here on CUGC . I was thrilled to participate and was looking forward to seeing when such an event would return. Clearly, 2020 has had different plans in store for all of us. At the risk of sounding cliché… as we adapt to our ‘new normal,’ some things have changed in terms of format, but Citrix Converge is returning in an online format and is free! Multiple Tracks This year Citrix ...

  • Citrix Converge 2020

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    Hi all, Citrix Converge 2020 is happening from November 2nd to November 13th and I wanted to share some of my insights into this conference. To be honest, I was not really thinking much about Citrix Converge 2019 when I first heard about it. The conference was presented as a developer conference, so I did not really think I would fit in for that type of conference since I am primarily a Citrix and Microsoft architect with a focus on automation. Since I was a bit curious about what the conference ...

  • CTP and CTA Applications for 2021 Classes Are Now Open! Are you interested in being more involved with other like-minded individuals who are Citrix technologists and are also huge fans & advocates of Citrix? Well today is your lucky day! We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the CTP and CTA classes of 2021! The application window will remain open until October 30, 2020. For details on what it takes to be a CTP or a CTA, keep reading. CTP and CTA candidates are ...

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    CUGC Women in Technology–2021 Mentorship Program Applications Open! We’re so excited to announce that applications are now open for the 2021 CUGC Women In Tech mentoring program! This will be the program’s 5 th year, and we are so thrilled at the growth we’ve seen. (For more on the program's history and how it started, check out this blog post from co-founder and CTP Jo Harder.) Ready to Apply? The WIT mentoring program is now open for new submissions starting September 3, 2020 . Candidates ...

  • Even if any third party Antivirus solutions are installed on Windows Server 2016 and 2019, Microsoft Defender, unless manually disabled, remains in Active Mode. On windows 10, it disables itself when a Non-Microsoft antivirus product is installed. It becomes extremely important to apply CVAD exclusions, if Citrix Delivery Controllers are installed on Windows server 2016 and 2019, to avoid disruptions similar to CTX279897 where Defender virus definition 1.321.1319.0 detected HighAvailabilityService.exe ...