Tag Archives: Citrix

Framehawk and Thinwire – It’s all about the numbers

Recently Marius Sandbu (@msandbu) and I attended a conference by Citrix User Group Norway were I held a session regarding when and when not to use Framehawk Back home I decided to write two blogposts on the subject; Thinwire vs Framehawk – from a 1800ms latency perspective and Framehawk – Why, When and How The main point in the presentation was that although using Framehawk in situations when packet loss is tremendously better, Thinwire Advance will often be “enough” or even more useful when there is only latency involved This…

Framehawk – Why, When and How

Recently I held session at  Citrix User Group conference in Norway regarding Framehawk. That resulted in a blogpost where I described my thoughts and experiences of testing the technology. The feedback from that post inspired Marius Sandbu (@msandbu) and me to do a co-written blog where we take a look at the resource usage between the Framehawk and Thinwire Compatibility Mode That post will be up in a few days time. After my session at the cruise-ship, I was asked by some of the attendees if I could write a post with some of the…

New Citrix Certifications and their corresponding courses

We are closing in at the end of 2013 and and with the Release of XenDesktop 7 earlier this year a new certification path for XenDesktop has emerged. I have had the great opportunity to teach the beta classes of XenDesktop 7 at Commaxx in Norway and have also passed the new certifications. There are three new courses and certifications:  CXD-203 Managing App and Desktop Solutions with Citrix XenDesktop 7 This course is intended for administrators and operators that need to learn the skills to manage and support a XenDesktop…

How to get full Insight (Edgesight) functionality in XenDesktop 7.1 App edition

A few days ago I created a blogpost regarding XenApp 6.5 and XenDesktop 7 License Compatibility. ( http://bit.ly/17iuKTK ) During my research I found that using XenApp Platinum licenses in a XenDesktop App edition environment, Provisioning Services were enabled as part of the Platinum license. I also mentioned that I believed Insight functionality as well would be “boosted” with use of these licenses, and today I followed up on that thought. The procedure to find this out were a lot easier than the last time. I started the environment configured with…

XenApp 6.5 and XenDesktop 7 License Compatibility

SINCE THE “RELAUNCH OF XENAPP” WITH VERSION 7.5, THIS ARTICLE IS SOMEWHAT OUTDATED. APP EDITION IS GONE AND ADVANCED EDITION IS BACK There has been a lot of confusion regarding XenDesktop 7 vs XenApp licensing since the release of XenDesktop 7 and there is hard to get any official and correct information regarding different licensing scenarios. As a Citrix Instructor and Solution Advisor at a Citrix Distributor in Norway, I get a lot of questions about XenDesktop 7 licensing and I believe it is about time to put this out…