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Adding Nutanix Plugins for CVAD

We recently purchased a 28-Node Nutanix setup. We currently have a good chunk of Citrix VAD in VMware. During the design, I was a bit confused about what plugin went where. After looking back, it’s now very straightforward. With that in mind, I wanted to take the opportunity and put this little...


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Citrix Converge is Coming!

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...


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Be a Metrics Master: Daily Unique Users and Total Sessions

Intro I have been working with Citrix deployments for many years, and the primary aspect of these environments is change. You could add a new software package to thousands of users or fresh your server hardware. Collecting and tracking performance metrics over time helps you to understand how...


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Smart Access Basic Setup with ICA Proxy Enabled

One thing I've learned is that the Gateway vServer doesn’t really need ICA Proxy unchecked for what I am trying to do. I am not using EPA scans or anything advanced yet. But, you could do it to save a step later. Now I understand this may not be the best way, but sometimes you have to do what...


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Be a Metrics Master: New Users

Intro I have been working with Citrix deployments for many years, and the primary aspect of these environments is change. You could add a new software package to thousands of users or refresh your server hardware. Collecting and tracking performance metrics over time helps you to understand how...


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Be a Metrics Master: Hosted Application Usage

Intro I have been working with Citrix deployments for many years, and the primary aspect of these environments is change. You could add a new software package to thousands of users or refresh your server hardware. Collecting and tracking performance metrics over time helps you to understand how...


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Citrix User Personalization Layer

In Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 1912 release, we introduced the User P ersonalization L ayer (UPL) feature. UPL comes from the Citrix App Layering side of the house and anyone who knows about user layers will be familiar with this functionality which was brought natively into Citrix...


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Be a Metrics Master: Logon Performance

Intro I have been working with Citrix deployments for many years, and the primary aspect of these environments is change. You could add a new software package to thousands of users or fresh your server hardware. Collecting and tracking performance metrics over time helps you to understand how...


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Be a Metrics Master: Concurrent Users

Intro I have been working with Citrix environments for many years, and the primary aspect of these environments is change. You could add a new software package for thousands of users or refresh your server hardware. Collecting and tracking performance metrics over time helps you to understand...


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Hey! You know what? There is a new Citrix VAD LTSR version!

On December 18th, Citrix released the 1912 version of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 7. There is a new release every 3 months now, so why a blog post? Because, this version is “special” – It’s a LTSR. LTSR??? LTSR stands for Long-Term Service Release and each version tagged as such comes...