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Controlling VDA Load Balancing in FMA XenApp & XenDesktop

Since the release of XenApp and XenDesktop 7.0, it has been possible to use a pool of multi-session server OS…

MCS Storage I/O Optimization On Resource Constrained Systems

Machine Creation Services Storage I/O Optimization (MCS I/O) trades RAM usage in the Guest Operating System running the Virtual Delivery…

Latency and SQL Blocking Query Improvements

In XenApp & XenDesktop 7.7, we introduced zones, and I wrote a blog post about how they behaved with latency.…

Reboot Schedule Internals

Support for Reboot Schedules in the current generation of XenApp & XenDesktop products was introduced back in version 7.0, however…

HDX Adaptive Transport Protocol Monitoring via Director

In the Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.13 release, the Director Session Details panel is enhanced to display the transport protocol…

XenApp and XenDesktop 7.13: Launching an Application in Multiple Sessions

One of the new features of the 7.13 release of XenApp and XenDesktop is the ability to configure applications to…

Monitoring Idle Applications and Sessions in Citrix Director

Are you in need of filtering Application sessions that are idle for a long time and also perform some operations…

Multiple Reboot Schedules for a Delivery Group in XenApp 7.12

Over the years, I have gotten questions from my customers (especially those who have migrated from XenApp 6.5) regarding how…

Extended Monitoring Data Retention for Enterprise Customers with Citrix Director 7.12

Citrix Director supports historical data retention for monitoring and troubleshooting. The data retention limits depend on the customer’s license. Until…

Director 7.12: Easier Troubleshooting of Machine & Connection Failures

Have you worked with the XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x environment? If so, have you used Director for monitoring? If the…

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