SSL Certificates play a big role in a Citrix Password Manager deployment. They help to ensure the password data in the central store is genuine and they also allow for encrypted communications between the Password Manager service and the Password Manager agent. There are lots of things that can go wrong with certificates that will stall your Password Manager deployment.
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Disable Multimedia Acceleration in XenDesktop
I recently came across a multimedia application that uses the Indeo codec for its video components. While this codec is supported by HDX it is only supported when it runs within the context of Windows Media Player, QuickTime, or one of the other supported video players. This particular application made use of its own player which prevented the HDX technologies from enhancing the performance of the videos.
XenApp 5 FP 2 First Impressions
I did my first XenApp 5 Feature Pack 2 upgrade/install today and I have to say that for the fist time the installer is actually quite nice. If you hadn’t heard, Citrix has finally combined all of the components of XenApp into a single ISO image.
XenServer Multipathing with IBM DS4800
I was recently tasked with configuring multipathing in Citrix XenServer 5.5 for use with an IBM DS4800 SAN. At first glance I thought, piece of cake, I’ve done quite a few setups like this with Dell, EMC, and HP storage gear so the IBM should be the same right? WRONG!
Can Citrix Certifications Ever Keep Up with Product Releases?
Lately I have been on a tear when it comes to taking Citrix certification tests. I’m eagerly awaiting the release of the exams needed to upgrade my CCEA to the new CCEE. But a troubling trend has begun to emerge, the exams and certifications seem to have a longer development cycle than the products themselves.
Underutilized Features of XenApp Platinum
Anyone who has worked with or around Citrix licensing knows that there is an incredible amount of value that can be obtained by either upgrading or purchasing XenApp Platinum Edition licenses. But most people who go the route of Platinum licenses aren’t utilizing all of the features.
Hot Desktop Functionality Broken in Password Manager Agent
In working on a new deployment of the Hot Desktop feature within Citrix Password Manager I discovered that there are a few problems with the latest Password Manager agents.
Citrix Releases XenServer 5.5
Right on the heels of the Provisioning Server 5.1 release Citrix announces and releases the latest version of their hypervisor… XenServer 5.5. This release brings about some MUCH needed new enterprise class features.
Citrix Releases Provisioning Server 5.1
Citrix released Provisioning Server 5.1 today. In addition to the standard bug fixes that you come to expect from “dot one releases” Citrix has bundled in a handful of new and interesting features.
Citrix Certification Details Released
Citrix has finally announced the requirements to obtain their latest engineer and architect level certifications. They have renamed the engineer level certification from the Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator to the Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer. The architect program retains the same name of Citrix Certified Integration Architect.