Citrix Acquires Comtrade SCOM Monitoring Technology

In announcements made at Citrix Summit today, one of the most interesting tidbits to come out is that Citrix has entered into a deal with SCOM monitoring pack provider Comtrade to license their monitor packs for Citrix.  Some of you may remember that years ago Citrix actually used to realease their own SCOM packs, although […]

The self-healing XenDesktop VM

At Synergy this year, I submitted an idea for the “GeekOvation” award which took place during Geek Speak Live. My idea was based on the concept of making a XenDesktop VM self-aware and self-healing. The environment that I support consists of tens of thousands of 1:1 persistent Win 7 VM’s. XenDesktop VM’s need to be […]

Citrix Director Domain Field Modifications

One of the things that annoys me about the configuration for Director is that you don’t have any way to set the logon domain.  I know it’s not a big deal but in a single logon domain environment I would like to not have to waste time typing either domain\user or filling out the Domain […]

Use Citrix Desktop Director to Manage Your ESX Environment

Citrix Desktop Director is a great tool for your XenDesktop environment.  It allows you to manage the VM power states, user assignments, and see session statistics for troubleshooting.  That said it’s primary purpose really is integration with XenDesktop.  Oh sure, you can use it with XenApp 6.0 and XenApp 6.5 and I do.  But the […]

Unregistered Desktops Constantly Rebooting

We set up a group of unregistered desktops so that we could have them be managed by Desktop Director but not be brokered through XenDesktop (I’ll explain that one in another post!).  The problem was the darn things kept rebooting… all the time.  Turns out that Citrix sees the desktop as being in some sort […]