På bakgrunn av dette anbefaler NSM at for norske systemer tilkoblet Internett, benyttes det digitale sertifikater utstedt av sertifikatutstedere som, i tillegg til å være internasjonalt anerkjent og forhåndsinstallert i de fleste systemer og enheter, også er underlagt norsk lovgivning. Til nå er det bare Buypass som tilbyr sertifikater utstedt av en PKI hvor hele sertifikatkjeden er i Norge og dermed underlagt norsk lov. NSM anbefaler derfor Buypass’ TLS-sertifikater.
Last days it has been a lot of news around Citrix and the Working with Goldman Sachs on Potential Sale Process. This has given Citrix Stock all-time high with more than 30 percent in the 12 months’ period. Citrix is on 82,02 USD pr. shares, valuing the company at about $13.1 billion. (Checked Wednesday morning CET)
Q42016 report from January show a revenue growth of 4 percent to $ 908 million dollar. What’s interesting to see is that Cloud (SaaS) revenue totalled $ 210 million in the same quarter. This show how fast Cloud is growing and why you need to follow the modern IT.
Will Microsoft go for an acquisition of Citrix?? Time Will show 🙂
Finaly XenServer 7.1 is ready and can be downloaded here. No more need for 15-30 updates after install (7.0) 🙂
XenServer 7.1 is a long-term support release (LTSR) for the first time in XenServer history. LTSR will give 10 years support as it is for XenApp/XenDesktop. Xenserver is the only hypervisor to offer the option of a full 10 years of support, with its product lifecycle dates fully aligned with XenApp/XenDeskop. A full Citrix stack with a single end-of-maintenance, end-of-life date simplifies customer infrastructure maintenance with a single end-of-maintenance, end-of-life date.
News of interest:
Integrated image provisioning
Provisioning Services’ image management and deployment is hugely popular with enterprises for application and desktop virtualization, and in XenServer 7.1 it has been more deeply integrated than ever before. The introduction of PVS-Accelerator, a unique host-level cache, results in up to 98% lower network bandwidth requirements per XenServer host, and with a huge improvement in VM boot up times.
Existing PVS customers will be pleased to hear that this integration not only comes at no additional cost, but it has the added benefit of simplifying the PVS architecture, and potentially reducing the number of PVS servers required to simultaneously boot the same number of desktops.
Forget maintenace window and VM migration to update Xenserver, do it LIVE. XenServer 7.1 introduces an industry-first live patching capability. This unique capability radically reduces the impact of infrastructure maintenance.
To start with automation of golden image creation its good to start with a base. For a really good base with 99% finish configured I will recommend Automation Framework from xenapptraining.com
Has used this for different Citrix XenApp solution and it works perfect. To support XenApp 6.5 with PVS and two NICs its need to do some network config. To solve this I have created a PowerShell script that’s run in the Task sequence of Automation Framework:
Note: Check your adapber number to be sure it will change correct nic
#Change name on NIC
Get-NetAdapter 'Ethernet 3' | Rename-NetAdapter -NewName PROD
Get-NetAdapter 'Ethernet 4' | Rename-NetAdapter -NewName PVS
#Remove DNS Reg on PVS NIC
Get-NetAdapter PVS | Set-DnsClient -RegisterThisConnectionsAddress $false
#Disable LSO on PVS NIC
Get-NetAdapter -Name PVS | Disable-NetAdapterLso -ipv4 -norestart