Month: March 2015

Setting up Microsoft Azure and Iaas Backup

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Earlier today Microsoft announced the long awaited feature which allows us to take backup of virtual machines directly in Azure. Now before today Microsoft didn’t have any solution to do backup of a VM unless doing a blob snapshot or some third party…

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Setting up a secure XenApp enviroment– Netscaler

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Now I had the pleasure of talking PCI-DSS compliant XenApp enviroment for a customer. Now after working with it for the last couple of days there are lot of usefull information that I thought I would share. Now PCI-DSS compliance is needed for…

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Azure AD Connect Preview 2 is available

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As I’ve mentioned previously, looks like the Azure AD time is running on speed or Red Bull, anyways they are active! today they announced a new preview of their universal tool Azure AD Connect (Which is going to replace DirSync and AAD Sync)…

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General purpose Windows Storage spaces server

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So after someones request I decided to write a blogpost about this  We needed a new storage server in our lab enviroment. Now we could have bought a all purpose SAN or NAS, but we decided to use regular Windows Server features with…

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Regular VM vs Pernix FVP write back vs FVP write trough

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So since I’ve been working on FVP the last couple of days, I decided to go a simple test. First of I have one VM which is not accelerated by anyway, then I move it to a write trough mode (meaning that writes…

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Playing around with Pernixdata and Powershell

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Most these days are including some sort of Powershell module for their software, why? becuase it opens up for automation ! As I mentioned in one of my previous posts I’ve started playing around with PernixData in our lab enviroment and I was…

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Citrix Netscaler and AAA authentication across different profiles

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So I was helping a partner the other day with a AAA-setup. The issue was that a customer had two different AAA authentication profiles where one profile was using username + password while the other was using two-factor authentication with RADIUS. So what…

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Pernixdata FVP – What does it actually do ?

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So this has been on my todo list for a while, but I’ve actually been able to play around with Pernix data. So what does it do ? It gives us low latency read and writes based upon using server side flash or…

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How to setup Azure Active Directory applications and Office365 dashboard

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So this is something I’ve just recently gotten aware of. (Just comes to show that so much news is coming to EMS pack. But this feature is really usefull for customers which has Office365 and Azure Active Directory. Now if you are familiar…

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Howto create a custom RemoteApp image in Microsoft Azure

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Finally its here! the ability to remote custom remoteapp images in Microsoft Azure. Before this we had a long process of creating a custom VM locally and sysprepping it and running a powershell command to upload the VHD file containing all our LOB…

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