Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Cookbook

April 22, 2013

Just yesterday I completed reading another book from Packt Publishing, this time about XenDesktop.

You know that XenDesktop is the flagship product from Citrix and is one of the most completed VDI solution in the market, but is also quite difficult to implement in such a way to obtain the best user experience. Citrix has a lot of documentation on their website, but many people asked for a reference guide that could give useful hints to everyone is concerned with a VDI implementation. read more…


Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administration Essential Guide

August 16, 2012

These days, during my summer holidays I have read a book about XenServer 6, just to refresh my knowledge about it in order to renew my certification to latest version (actually I’m certified CCA about XenServer 5, among the others Citrix products).  The book was Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administration Essential Guide, edited by Packt Publishing and written by an Italian Senior System Engineer, Daniele Tosatto (you can view his blog following this link). read more…


License Server installation hangs on win2k3 server…

February 7, 2012

Yesterday I was installing the latest release of Citrix License server (11.9) in a virtual lab but the installation hanged at “Please wait while setup wizard installs…” read more…


Citrix release Xendesktop 5.5, XenApp 6.5, new Receiver and XenClient 2.0; VMware replies with vsphere 5

August 25, 2011

Just few days before the opening of VMworld 2011 event in Las Vegas by VMware, yesterday Citrix has released a new version for many of its top products. read more…


About Gartner Magic Quadrant 2011 for x86 virtualization

July 20, 2011

About a month ago Gartner has released, for the second year in a row, his magic quadrant about x86 virtualization.
The basic news is that Citrix has at last entered in the leaders quadrant, and that, along with Microsoft, has joined VMware in this quadrant. read more…


Citrix recommends NFS for XenDesktop…huh?

May 13, 2011

Today I want to tell you about a really interesting article that appeared a couple of days ago on the Citrix blog Citrix (Citrix Community) regarding the fact that Citrix itself seems to recommend the NFS protocol in a XenDesktop 5 deployment. read more…


Citrix XenServer Certified on IBM System x and BladeCenter Servers

April 1, 2011

Last week Citrix announced that IBM has certified Citrix XenServer on System x and BladeCenter Servers to make deployment faster and easier for customers. read more…


Citrix XenApp on VMware Best Practices

March 29, 2011

Hi everyone, I am rather sorry for having neglected my blog so long, but in recent weeks work commitments have prevailed. Today I would like to tell you about an interesting document published by VMware in relation to XenApp deployment on their vSphere virtualization platform. read more…


About the release of XenDesktop 5

December 19, 2010

A couple of weeks ago Citrix made available the latest release of its VDI product, XenDesktop 5. This release was expected in a special way either because Citrix announced it since the first week of October at Sinergy Berlin (see my previous post about that announcements), either because XenDesktop 5 is not a simple upgrade, but is a major leap in architecture from previous versions. read more…


Citrix HDX better than PCoIP? VMWare promptly reply to Gartner…

November 23, 2010

Certainly you know that after a co-development with the startup Teradici, VMware launched a software-only version of the remote desktop protocol PC over IP (PCoIP). PCoIP support has been introduced in View 4.0 and it’s obviously still present in the new View 4.5.
Customers interested in VDI have wondered if PCoIP is on par or superior to the Citrix High Definition eXperience (HDX) protocol, an extension of the ICA protocol, introduced with XenDesktop 3.0 in February 2009. There are few benchmarks about the topic, but how the experience will be for the average employee? Chris Wolf, Vice President of Research at Gartner, just provided an answer to this simple(?) question… read more…