Wyse ThinOS config with Storefront

To get an wnos.ini that works good in ThinOS with Citrix Storefront can be a bit tricky first time.

 

I normally use a nice tool (CONFIGURATION GENERATOR) to create the config file for me, it can be downloaded for free here: https://www.technicalhelp.de/configuration-generator/

If you have any question arround Wyse and ThinOS, contact me and I can try to help.

Here is an example wnos.ini file that i have used in many cases:
;*************************************************************

;* General 1 *
;*************************************************************

autoload=1
FactoryDefault=Yes
Privilege=High HidePN=yes Lockdown=yes
EnableCacheIni=yes

;*************************************************************
;* General 2 *
;*************************************************************

EnableGKey=yes

;*************************************************************
;* General 3 *
;*************************************************************

AutoSignoff=yes Reboot=yes
Shutdowncounter=0
AddCertificate=”Root cert used on SF”.cer
SysMode=VDI DisableAddConnection=yes toolbardisablehotkey=yes

;*************************************************************
;* Peripherals *
;*************************************************************

Language=No

;*************************************************************
;* Display *
;*************************************************************

Desktop=Background.jpg Layout=Stretch

;*************************************************************
;* Time *
;*************************************************************

Timeserver=xx.xx.xx.xx Timeformat=”24-hour format” Dateformat=dd/mm/yyyy
TimeZone=’GMT + 01:00′ ManualOverride=yes Daylight=yes Start=030507 End=100507 TimeZoneName=”W. Europe Standard Time” DayLightName=”W. Europe Daylight Time”

;*************************************************************
;* Network *
;*************************************************************

SignOn=yes EnableOK=Yes DisableGuest=yes
Passwordserver=”Name of one terminalserver”
WDMService=yes DHCPinform=yes
DisableDomain=yes
DomainList=”domainname”
MaxVNCD=1
VncPassword=wyseremote
VncPrompt=No Accept=5

;*************************************************************
;* Services *
;*************************************************************

Service=SNMPD disable=yes
Service=ThinPrint disable=yes

;*************************************************************
;* ICA *
;*************************************************************

PnliteServer=https://Storefront.domain.no Storefront=yes AutoConnectList=”SF:Desktop”
SessionConfig=ICA MapDisks=yes SessionReliability=yes ondesktop=desktops

XenServer 7.2 major packet loss

After upgrade from 7 to 7.2 of XenServer,  some of my customer has got problem with major packet loss and network disruptions intermittently.

This is affecting HPE’s Broadcom NIC chipsets. (Also  Dell and Qlogic network cards, but I have not testet on other than HPE hardware)

Problem:
XenServer 7.2 includes an old version of the bnx2x kernel module – 1.714.1.
HP recommends a minimum bnx2x module version of 7.12.37.1-1 or newer.

Click here for reported bug

 

 

“Unknown Client Error 1110” error when launching Desktop using Firefox

With Storefront and Firefox user gets “Unknown Client Error 1110”. It works 1 of 5 time. This is NOT a problem with other browser.

Work around:
Delete the ICA files from system TEMP folders before launching the app.

  • C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp
  • C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\ (Windows8 / 10)
  • C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5 (Windows7)

Article from Citrix:
https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX227354

Project Honolulu – The future of IT

Have you missed a single point for management for your Server infrastructure? Honolulu is the answer. Web based admin for all your server!

Project Honolulu was presented at ignite 2017.

From Microsoft:

What is Honolulu?

Honolulu is a locally deployed, browser-based, management tool set that enables on-premises administration of Windows Servers with no Azure or cloud dependency. Honolulu gives IT Admins full control over all aspects of their Server infrastructure, and is particularly useful for management on private networks that are not connected to the Internet.

Honolulu is the modern evolution of ‘in-box’? management tools, like Server Manager and MMC. It is complementary to System Center and Operations Management Suite, and is not intended to replace these products and services.

 

Change in MAS License assignment

After last updates to MAS, system license assignment has changed. In first release of MAS, the limit will hit when you add number 30 LB/CS/VPN etc.

NetScaler Management and Analytics System (NetScaler MAS) requires a verified NetScaler MAS license to manage and monitor the Citrix NetScaler instances.

You can manage and monitor any number of instances and entities without a license. However, you can only manage 30 discovered applications on the App Dashboard and view analytics data for only 30 virtual servers without applying a license. To manage more than 30 discovered applications or to view analytics for more than 30 virtual servers, you must purchase and apply licenses.

Now the MAS automatic select LB/CS/VPN and use all 30 slots after the Netscaler is added. If you have Netscalers with any LBs and only want to monitor few you need to change this setting:

After this setting is changed, you can then manual select witch LB/CS/VPN you want to add:

For more information around MAS click here