Citrix Cloud Migration Tool

As part of SYN209, I talked about migrating to Citrix Cloud and how Citrix really don’t provide any tools to assist customers will moving their farms from on prem to Citrix Cloud. As a result of my own work with Citrix Cloud, I went about creating a number of tools that would help with this […]

Manage Citrix Cloud and On Prem with a single PowerShell SDK

At Synergy recently, Paul and I gave a demo of the updated XenDesktop Farm Migration tool which now supports migrating VM’s from on prem to Citrix Cloud. Leading up to our session, we heard some conversations where people stated that you cannot install the XenApp and XenDesktop Remote PowerShell SDK and the regular PowerShell SDK’s […]

XenDesktop Farm Migration Utility Update – Version 1.2

This feature enhancement has been on the cards for a while now, I have had several people ask for it but it is amazing how much having a new baby in the house can really eat up all your spare time! I finally got around to getting the code finalized and posted…

Changing the Primary Zone in a Citrix Outage Scenario

With the more recent releases of XenApp/XenDesktop, Citrix reintroduced the concept of Zones.  Unlike Zones in XenApp 6.5, the 7.x version is more of a parent/child relationship.  You have a Primary zone which handles all of the communication to the database(s), and then secondary Zones which communicate to the Primary.  Zones are less flexible in […]

XenDesktop Farm Migration Utility Update – Version 1.1

When I first coded the XenDesktop farm migration tool, I only included support for XenDesktop 7.x, believing that most people would have upgraded to it by this stage. I guess I was wrong. Having received a good number of requests from people to add support for XenDesktop 5.6, I dutifully complied. The tool now has […]