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May 25, 2009  9:42 PM

Cisco SDM java support



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Cisco, java, SDM

I posted earlier about which version of Java to run the Cisco SDM. I have some new info about this. While the SDM WILL run with any version of Java 5, it only actually supports Java 5 update 9. Any later updates could cause issues.

May 19, 2009  4:56 PM

Citrix Xenapp 5 – Stream to server



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Citrix, stream, streaming, Xen, Xenapp

I really like Citrix Xenapp 5's ability to publish app's by streaming them to the server. For those not familiar with this you package the application (office, etc) using the citrix app packager. Place these packages on a file server somewhere and then when you publish the app just specify stream...


May 19, 2009  4:46 PM

Wireless not working after HyperV install



Posted by: Jason Tramer
hyperv, server 2008, Windows, Wireless

I am running server 2008 on my laptop and decided to install HyperV so that I could have an XP VM. As soon as I installed HyperV my wireless connection stopped working. Though the wireless connection is there in manage network connections it is missing when doing an IPconfig and won't locate any...


May 14, 2009  5:02 PM

Java 6 update 13 not supported by Cisco Configuration Professional



Posted by: Jason Tramer
CCP, Cisco, configuration professional, java, SDM

I was using the CCP to setup a Cisco 881 router and it told me to go install the newest version of Java. So thats what i did, Java 6 update 13, and guess what, it didn't work. In fact I had to go all the way down to java 5 update 17 to get the CCP to actually let me configure the router. Now...


May 8, 2009  6:18 PM

Altaddr command missing from Citrix Web install



Posted by: Jason Tramer
altaddr, Citrix, web

The Altaddr command is a command used to specify the external Nat'd address of your server so that Citrix Web can accept requests coming to that address. The Altaddr command gets installed on your computer when you install citrix, makes sense right? However when you are installing Citrix web...


April 30, 2009  8:55 PM

File level restore from a VM: Veeam vs vRanger



Posted by: Jason Tramer
file level restore, Veeam, VM, vRanger

So you want to do a file level restore from a VM? Well great, its a nice feature and I think you should. Now what software are you going to use to do it with? Both vRanger and Veeam have the ability, here is the difference. with vRanger it has to completely uncompress the entire VM before it can...


April 30, 2009  8:45 PM

Watchguard MUVPN not working due to Mcafee firewall



Posted by: Jason Tramer
firewall, mcaffee, VPN, WatchGuard

I hate personal firewall products but none so much as I hate mcafee. I was testing a MUVPN and the tunnell just wouldn't established. I turned that thing into swiss cheese, it shouldn't have been blocking anything but the VPN tunnel STILL wouldn't come up until I actually turned off the service....


April 30, 2009  8:41 PM

Windows 7 RC released today



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Windows 7 RC

Hey all Windows 7 RC is being released for download today by  Microsoft. I have taken a look at it, and I have to say, it seems pretty good way better then Vista. I encourage you all to check it out.


April 29, 2009  3:08 AM

VMware develops rival protocol to ICA to compete in the VDI market space



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Citrix, I, ICA, RDP, VDI, view, vmware, Xendesktop

One of the exciting (and long overdue) announcements from VMware is there development of a new PCoIP protocol for use in the VMware View product. This protocol will be replacing their use of RDP. One of Citrix's big claims to fame in this market space with it's Xendesktop product is it's use of the...


April 29, 2009  2:53 AM

Upgrading Citrix from Presentation 4 to Xenapp 5



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Citrix, Presentation, Upgrade, Xenapp

I recently had a discussion with some guys from Citrix and asked about the optimal way of upgrading Presentation server 4 to Xenapp 5. Here is there recommendation 1) Upgrade the licensing and upload the new license file onto the license server 2) Run the upgrade on the server acting as...


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