On the upcoming E2EVC event in Athene Greece , Chris Jeucken (ITStore-Guru.com) and I are going to show how you can automate the creation of App Volmes and App Layers. Chris Jeucken will focus on Citrix App Layering (read here) and, as you can see by the title, I have focused on VMware App Volumes. In this blog I will share with you some of the
Recently at a customer I needed to automatically create linked clones in VMware vSphere. For this I wrote a quick PowerShell (PowerCLI) function. With this function you can create multiple linked clones from one base VM in a resource pool or on a ESXi host. The script will also check if there isn’t already a snapshot present for the linked clones and gives you the
As you may know my motto is; Automate Everything. So when a costumer asked me to create almost 100 Citrix Provisioning Services Target Devices with a correlation between MAC and IP address I thought to myself; let’s create a PowerShell script!’ The goal of the script: Read data from a CSV file (see sample file) with the Hostname, IP Production network, MAC Production network, IP PVS
Just a small new blog, as you know my motto is “Automate Everything”! Well, the past weeks I’ve been busy with just that. I’m at a customer and we are creating a completely automated Citrix 7.15.1 Environment deployment. And one problem I ran into was adding the vCenter connection into hosting through PowerShell. I found this blog on the Citrix blogs about this topic: https://www.citrix.com/blogs/2013/10/30/scripting-howto-xendesktop-7-hosting-configuration/
Maybe you have noticed it: using an optimizer is all the rage today in the server virtualization landscape. At the moment there are two big companies who both have beta’s of optimizers. These are the Citrix Optimizer and the VMware OS Optimization Tool. Both are free to use and use templates to optimize your machine. In this blog I will test both optimizers and give
Welcome to the third and last part of the Ultimate Golden Image Automation Guide. The goal is still to create a new Golden Image by scheduling just one deployment Run book without extra manual tasks. This Guide will be in three parts, the first part is Preparation – Citrix Provisioning Services and Ivanti/RES ONE Automation. The second part is Deploying software – Ivanti / RES ONE software,
Ever wanted to test an Active Directory Schema update or an entire chain of applications before and after a major update? You can do this with an Isolated Test Environment. But creating these environments can be time consuming work. So why not automate the creation of it and just schedule it? In this blog I will explain how to do this with RES ONE Automation.