Monthly Archives: January 2014

XenApp 7.5 the return of XenApp

So after the public announcement Citrix made earlier today, it was clear that they are going to bring back XenApp to life more or less. You can see more about the product here –>

Not quite, even thou it is called XenApp it is still running the XenDesktop FMA architecture beneath. The reason why they are bringing the XenApp name ? because of the brand, since many people are very familiar with the name and the concept it brings. Since many think of XenDesktop as an VDI solution.

It will again be available as the same versions that it was before, Advanced, Enterprise and platinum. Thus meaning the end of XenDesktop app edition (Since this is actually the XenApp functionality) Customers that have XenDesktop App edition have the same functionality as XenApp Enterprise 7.5

So what does XenApp 7.5 bring to the playing field ?

Hybrid Cloud provisioning  – To AWS and Cloudplatform (No Azure here! will come later) gives the ability to provision XenApp servers directly in to the cloud provider.

And for existing XenApp 6.5 customers you have more mobile HDX funcionality to provider an better application delivery to mobile devices.

So for those that were hoping for a full return of XenApp, well it just marketing group that is doing a name change to the existing productline to use its branding to its full potential Smilefjes

So the 7.5 product line is rumored to be released in the summer, is it going to be interesting to see what Project Merlin will bring besides the hybrid cloud provisioning Smilefjes

 

Also you can see what else is available here, it will be released in March

http://www.citrix.com/products/xenapp/whats-new.html

http://www.citrix.com/products/xendesktop/whats-new.html

Update: Book Project implementing Citrix Netscaler VPX

So things have been a bit slow here lately, therefore I thought It was about time I wrote a bit more about my upcoming book project. After I released my previous book about Configuration Manager I wanted to do more.. Therefore I got interested in a Netscaler project that my publisher had and I said yes!

So therefore my current book project is writing a book with the title, Implementing Netscaler VPX

So to sum up what im writing about here.

* The basics and best practice
* Netscaler Gateway
* Load balancing
* Caching and Compression
* High-availability, Traffic Management, Application Firewall

The book is scheduled to release in march so stay tuned! Smilefjes

Netscaler, new java and new problems

So the latest Java update Version 7 Update 51 again contains new updates and again more security fixes. Alas it also stops Netscaler from working. Even thou Citrix released a new build today 123.81 it does not working with the latest version.

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In order to fix the issue we need to add the netscaler URL to a JAVA exception, open the control panel applet.

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And choose Edit Site list and add an exception.

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After that, restart the browser and start again Smilefjes

NIC 2014 Conference

So next week it is going to explode with nerds in downtown Oslo. NIC (Nordic Infrastructure Conference) 2014 is thursday and friday, ill be attending there standing there as a part of MTUG (Microsoft Technology User Group) on Microsofts booth, so if you want to say hi please come by!

And I am also have a session 17:20 thursday regarding cross-plattform monitoring with Operations Manager, so the agenda of the session is show show HOW you can use it to monitor solutions such as

Citrix
VMware
Azure
Amazon
Unix/Linux
Networks
Other systems

So stay tuned, and attend if you plan on staying there so late! Smilefjes

Citrix XenMobile exam 1Y0-370 exam

Citrix just recently released a XenMobile exam covering much from ZenPrice (MDM function) AppController, Storefront, Netscaler Gateway, Worxapps and such.

More about the exam can be found here, Study info –> http://training.citrix.com/resources/Exam%20Prep%20Guides/370/1Y0-370%20Designing%20Deploying%20and%20Managing%20Citrix%20XenMobile%20Solutions%20Preparation%20Guide.pdf 

After taking this exam it will give you the title of Citrix Certified Professional – Mobility.

Now the following CTX articles might give you a pointer in the right direction regarding what’s covered in the exam

Configure Netscaler Gateway with AppController –> http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX139319

How to view patches installed on ZDM Server –>
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX136968

Configure AppController to provide STA tickets for Worxmail –>
http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xmob-deployment/xmob-appc-config-sta-tsk.html

Deploying XenMobile Netscaler Connector –>
http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xmob-xnc-85/xmob-xnc-deploy-wrapper-con.html

Install XenMobile Netscaler Connector –>
http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xmob-xnc-85/xmob-xnc-install-wrapper-con.html

Manage XenMobile Netscaler Connector –>
http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xmob-xnc-85/xmob-xnc-manage-wrapper-con.html

Monitor XenMobile Netscaler Connector –>
http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xmob-xnc-85/xmob-xnc-monitor-wrapper-con.html

Evaluating XenMobile Effects on Device Battery LIfe –>
http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xenmobile-connect-users/xmob-worx-about-batterylife-con.html

Configure High-availability on Device Manager –> http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xmob-dm-85/xmob-dm-manage-ha-wrapper-con.html

Configure High-availability on AppController –>
http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/appcontroller-28/xmob-appc-ha-wrapper-con.html

Install Device Manager –>
http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xmob-dm-85/xmob-dm-install-setup-wizard-tsk.html

Enrolling users –>
http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xmob-dm-85/xmob-dm-connect-enroll-usersdevices-wrapper-con.html

Recovering a Primary StorageZones connector –>
http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/sharefile-storagezones-21/sf-manage-restore-primary.html

Installing XenMobile mail manager –>
http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xmob-xmm-85/xmob-xmm-install-wrapper-con.html

Configuring Location Services for Devices –>
http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xmob-dm-8/xm-dm-locationsvs-wrapper-con.html

Configuring Automated Actions –>
http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xmob-dm-config-86/xmob-dm-auto-actions-wrapper-con.html

XenMobile Pre installation –>
http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xmob-deployment/xmob-deploy-xenmobile-checklist-con.html

Configuring MDX policies for iOS apps in AppController –>
http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/appcontroller-28/xmob-appc-mobile-apps-policies-ios-con.html

Configuring enrollment modes –>
http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xmob-dm-8/xmob-dm-connect-config-enroll-mode-con.html

MDX policies –>
http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/appcontroller-28/xmob-appc-mobile-app-suite-policies-overview-con.html

Configure GotoAssist with XenMobile –<
http://support.citrixonline.com/en_US/gotoassist%20express/knowledge_articles/000123065?title=How+to+Configure+GoToAssist+for+XenMobile%7D

Managing Devices –>
http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xmob-dm-config-86/xmob-dm-manage-devices-wrapper-con.html

Addind Apps for Android –>
http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xmob-dm-config-86/xmob-dm-add-app-android-con.html

Adding Apps for iOS –>
http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xmob-dm-config-86/xmob-dm-add-app-ios-con.html

And read the prep guide to make sure you understand all the Objectives that are covered further down in the list, this will make you better prepared for what questions might pop up.

You can read it here –> http://bit.ly/1cPanxu