32bpp in XenServer virtual machine

Written by Ingmar Verheij on June 22nd, 2012. Posted in XenServer

Recently I had to setup a virtual machine on a Citrix XenServer host that could use 32bpp. This turned out harder than I thought because the default video adapter in a Xen virtual machine is a Cirrus with 4MB, and that video card is not capable of 32bpp.

Set Citrix policies via PowerShell

Written by Ingmar Verheij on June 13th, 2012. Posted in XenApp (Presentation Server), XenDesktop

Since Citrix XenApp 6.0 and XenDesktop 5.0 policies are configurable via a new method. As a bonus Citrix made it possible to configure the policies via Group Policy Objects (GPO’s) in Active Directory.

This is especially useful if you want to set Citrix policies unattended, or automated. This way you can use it in a deployment or incorporate it in your own (provisioning) tool.

In this article I’ll explain how you can set Citrix XenApp 6.5 policies in a GPO via a PowerShell script from a remote machine. You can execute the commands from any domain joined machine, there’s no need to execute the script from a Citrix server or Active directory Domain Controller.

Event 5001, xennet6 after installing XenTools

Written by Ingmar Verheij on March 17th, 2012. Posted in XenServer

After installing the XenTools (version 6.0.0.50762) on a Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual machine, hosted on a Citrix XenServer 6.0 (build 50762p), the network connectivity degraded. Although I could connect to the machine via RDP the provisioning server was marked Down and XenDeskop services terminated unexpectedly.


As a workaround you can disable IPv6 on the network connections where you don’t use IPv6. After a reboot you can enable IPv6 again, the xennet6 error will remain but both PVS and XenDesktop worked fine.

If disabling IPv6 doesn’t work you can install XenTools 5.6 SP2, but I would try to keep it as a last resort. More information about the issue can be found on Citrix Forums.

Deploy Citrix Unattended: XenServer

Written by Ingmar Verheij on March 8th, 2012. Posted in Citrix, XenServer

Most Citrix products can be installed unattended using command-line switches. This way you can automate the deployment of the product and decreases the administrative tasks (and prevents human errors).

I’ve collected online resources per product group and wrote them down in this article. Is something missing or do you have an addition (maybe your own blog article)? Let me know and I’ll add it to this article.

 

Product Group

Deploy Citrix Unattended: XenDesktop

Written by Ingmar Verheij on March 8th, 2012. Posted in Citrix, XenDesktop

Most Citrix products can be installed unattended using command-line switches. This way you can automate the deployment of the product and decreases the administrative tasks (and prevents human errors).

I’ve collected online resources per product group and wrote them down in this article. Is something missing or do you have an addition (maybe your own blog article)? Let me know and I’ll add it to this article.

 

Product Group

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