On this article I try to tackle a little the topic of using the Skype for Business in the VDI environment.
The upgrade of the License server is quite simple as the wizard will upgrade it automatically. The only thing that is important to do prior to license server upgrade is to backup the lic file, just in case as a best practice. So the 1st step is to launch the installerView full post
Has anybody tried the new Framehawk ICA virtual channel? If yes maybe you can tell us how it works and what was your testing platform? We where asked to do a short POC for this in order to see the differences and improvements it can bring with high packet loss or congestion. When we finish we …View full post
I will post a short description for the new way that the PVD can split the application and user part. By default this is a 50/50 split, and recently we had to modify this for one of our clients. In the new version of PVD that comes with XD 7.6 the “default” behavior has changed …View full post
When using the Xendesktop Setup Wizard on version7.6, I encountered the follow problem, the wizard is not keeping my HDD attached to the virtual machine template at the value defined by me, it recreated a new HDD of 6GB default value on SCSI at the 0:1 instead the original one at 0:0 ….View full post
Has anybody tried the new Framehawk ICA virtual channel? If yes maybe you can tell us how it works and what was your testing platform?
We where asked to do a short POC for this in order to see the differences and improvements it can bring with high packet loss or congestion.
When we finish we will post the results here.
I will post a short description for the new way that the PVD can split the application and user part. By default this is a 50/50 split, and recently we had to modify this for one of our clients.
In the new version of PVD that comes with XD 7.6 the “default” behavior has changed a little.
Enables or disables the dynamic resizing algorithm.
- When set to 1, the application space (on C:) is resized automatically when the free space on C: falls below 10%. Allowed values are 1 and 0. A restart is required to effect the resize.
- When set to 0, the VHD size is determined according to the method used in XenDesktop versions earlier than 7.x
Default = 1
We will put this key value to 0 – allowing us to manually set the amount of space for apps/profile (demanded by our client)
EnableDynamicResizeOfAppContainer = 0
Sets the split between the application part (C:) and the profile part of the vDisk. This value is used when creating new VMs, and during image updates when EnableDynamicResizeOfAppContainer is set to 0.
PercentOfPvDForApps = 80 (80%) -demanded
So to resume by using the first key set to 0 you can revert back to the behavior of the previous versions, and set the split manually.
Don’t forget about the custom “rules” files, in case you have specific applications or location that you want in the personal vdisk – we will talk more about this in the next post
There are cases when the access to the databases servers is restricted or the user that is given has not enough privileges to make the update automatically in a migration situation…. in those cases Citrix offers a possibility to generate a script that can be given to DB Admin to run on your databases to be updated as need it
for that in the PVS server it is a utility software DBscript.exe that can generate that for you
Run that .exe and select the situation you are in from the 3 choices and where to be saved the output.
this is an example how it is looking an update file for SQL database
The output file can be given to the DB Admin to run it.
On my scenario i had the SQL server 2008 R2 ( mirror) who served the PVS 6.0 and 6.1 servers and according with the Citrix documentation i didn’t had to make any specific preparation. Of course a backup is need it in case some thing goes wrong. After the backup is done on the SQL server or just verify that the full backup jobs run as expected you can go to the next steps
So 1st of all I log on to the PVS server and as first action uninstall the old version of console and server from Programs and Features