RES Workspace Manager Relay Server explained and demystified

Written by Ingmar Verheij on December 16th, 2013. Posted in Demystified, Workpace Manager

RES Workspace Manager 2012 ArchitectureWith the release of RES Workspace Manager 2012 a new component was introduced: the Relay Server. In this article I’ll explain what the Relay Server is, how it can help you in your Workspace Manager (WM) environment and reveal some of its mysteries.

(Microsoft) Vendor specific DHCP options explained and demystified

Written by Ingmar Verheij on July 12th, 2013. Posted in Demystified, Other

DHCP servers can send vendor specific options to clients to granularly control configuration. Microsoft clients are out-of-the-box prepared to receive Microsoft Windows specific options while Microsoft DHCP servers have the ability to send DHCP options only received by Windows clients.

Some applications use the content of a DHCP option to receive configuration data, for example Microsoft Lync or RES Workspace Manager. Since this applications only run on Microsoft Windows its no more than logical to only send this option to Windows clients.

In this article I’ll explain how this mechanism works and how you can send Microsoft Windows specific DHCP options from a non-Microsoft DHCP server (like a Linux or Lucent-Alcatel VitalQIP appliance).

Demystifying the Atlantis ILIO replication host – part 2

Written by Ingmar Verheij on April 29th, 2013. Posted in Atlantis ILIO, Demystified

In the first part of this article I’ve explained what Atlantis ILIO products and components there are, explained what type of Session Hosts there are and how the Replication Host works. In this part I will dive a bit deeper in the boot process and the how the hosts are managed.

Atlantis ILIO Center

Demystifying the Atlantis ILIO replication host – part 1

Written by Ingmar Verheij on April 28th, 2013. Posted in Atlantis ILIO, Demystified

When Atlantis Computing added persistent support for their ILIO Diskless VDI in Q1 2013 I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy. Last week I was able to deploy an Atlantis ILIO environment with a Replication Host.
Atlantis ILIO Persistent VDI 4.0

In the first part of this article I will explain what the replication host is, how it’s used and how it works. In the second part I’ll dive into the boot process and how the hosts are managed.

The Citrix XML server explained and demystified

Written by Ingmar Verheij on August 16th, 2012. Posted in Citrix, Demystified, XenApp (Presentation Server), XenDesktop

The Citrix XML server is a component of Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop that’s used to enumerates available resources  and provide secure tickets for users that  to use the  WebInterface or CloudGateway.

 

In this article I’ll explain what the services the XML service provide, how it does it job and all you need to know about it.

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