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.

 

XenApp 7.15 LTSR / XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR out!

XenApp 7.15 LTSR / XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR is now available for download. (15. august)
XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 Long Term Service Release (LTSR) is the next LTSR after 7.6. For an overview of features that have been added since the XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 LTSR release, click here.

Some new features that I will mention:

Local Host Cache
During a new installation of XenApp and XenDesktop, Local Host Cache is enabled by default. Connection leasing is disabled by default.

Director
Application Failure monitoring. Director extends the Trends view with the Application Failures tab to display historical failures associated with published applications.

MCS supports generation 2 VMs
When using Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager to provide VMs, you can now use Machine Creation Services (MCS) to provision generation 2 VMs.

Virtual Delivery Agents (VDAs) 7.15
After upgrading your VDAs from version 7.9, 7.11, 7.12, 7.13, or 7.14 you do not need to update the machine catalog’s functional level.

You can download 7.15 from citrix.com

CUGtech Spring Norway has started


Today CUGtech Spring by Citrix User Group Norway has started with Masterclass session.

Tomorrow the main program starts and all other session. I going to have 2 session this CUG seminar. Hope you will enjoy them. Last work on presentation is soon done:

I’m in place in strömstad and hope to see you tonight or tomorrow.

Citrix Synergy – Keynote

Finally is Citrix Synergy here. Keynotes are finished and it time to summarize the highlights.

  • New XenApp & XenDesktop 7.14

Release Date: May 23, 2017

One of the biggest news it Multi-type licensing. Finally can you mix XenApp and XenDesktop license in same controller. After upgrade, you only need 2 DDC to host all your terminal-servers and VDIs.

Citrix Smart Tools formerly known as Citrix Lifecycle Management and Session Recording is now part of VDA installation.

For full list of new feature and fixes.

  • NetScaler Gateway Service from Citrix Cloud
  • Workspace IoT and SmartSpace, let your meeting room be intelligent.
  • Citrix App Layering – Formally known as Unidesk. Still not branded as Citrix, but now available to Citrix Customer.
  • Citrix Analytics is new function that do deep analytics of XenApp, XenDesktop. Big news that will help you to troubleshoot and find the security break

Citrix blog with all updates from both vision and technology keynotes.