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Virtualization


June 21, 2011  7:44 PM

The Citrix servers reported that they are too busy to provide access to the selected resource. This message was reported from the XML Service at address [com.citrix.xml.NFuseProtocol.RequestAddress].



Posted by: Jason Tramer
custom, load evaluator, qfarm, The Citrix servers reported that they are too busy to provide access to the selected resource. This message was reported from the XML Service at address [com.citrix.xml.NFuseProtocol.RequestAddress]., Xenapp

Got this issue the other day on my web interface. I was unable to launch any app from any server in my farm. Qfarm / load showed normal load on all servers. Issue turned out to be a corrupted load evaluator. Switching to default load evaluator fixed the issue. I was then able to recreate my...

June 15, 2011  7:22 PM

HA agent has an error : cmd addnode failed for primary node: Internal AAM Error – agent could not start. : Unknown HA error error



Posted by: Jason Tramer
ESX, HA, HA agent has an error : cmd addnode failed for primary node: Internal AAM Error - agent could not start. : Unknown HA error error, High Availability, vSphere

Got the error on a vSphere 4.1 host. I have three hosts in the cluster and the other two are working fine. After doing some investigation I edited the \etc\hosts file on the vSphere hosts and found it had the wrong IP address for one of the hosts in the cluster. Fixed that and issued a reconfigure...


March 21, 2011  9:52 PM

Citrix Health Monitor errors



Posted by: Jason Tramer
and the owner will be the Administrators group., CheckTermSrv.exe, Citrix, CitrixHealthMon, event id 4004, For reference, health Monitor, IMATest.exe, In SDDL, LogonMonitor.dll, Presentation server 4.5, Read and Execute access for the Local Service user account, RequestTicket.exe, Resource Monitor, the expected ACL was O:BAD:AI(A;ID;0x1200a9;;;LS)(A;ID;FA;;;BA). The actual ACL was O:BAD:PAI(A;;FA;;;LS)(A;;FR;;;NS)(A;;FA;;;BA)., The file C:\Program Files\Citrix\HealthMon\Tests\Citrix\RequestTicket.exe does not have the correct permissions., the files placed in the test folder should have inheritable permissions turned on which will result in the file have full control access for the Administrators group

I was working on a Citrix Presentation server 4.5 server recently and after a blue screen and a reboot users were unable to connect to the server for published apps anymore. Resource manager showed the server had maximum load. Event viewer show errors on 4 files: 1. RequestTicket.exe 2....


February 28, 2011  7:21 PM

VM’s black screen after migration to hardware version 7



Posted by: Jason Tramer
black screen, display, driver error, HW version 7, NIC, svga, vmware, vSphere, wddm

Had this issue recently with vSphere. I upgraded a VM to hardware version 7 and rebooted. It showed it rebooted but once it passed the windows splash screen it went to a black screen in the console. I was also unable to ping or RDP to the server. After rebooting it and finding the same thing, I...


January 27, 2011  4:42 PM

Citrix reporting very successful Q4



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Citrix, Q4, Xen, Xenapp, Xendesktop, XenServer

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/01/27/citrix_q4_2010_numbers/ Looks like Citrix is doing quite well. Particularly with XenDesktop which seems to be eclipsing XenApp (there flagship product) in revenue. Funnily enough all this was before Xen Desktop 5 came out which in my mind was a huge...


January 26, 2011  9:16 PM

Google allies with Verizon



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Android, apps, bundling, google, Verizon

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/01/26/google_apps_for_verizon/ This is a good partnership for both companies. The partnership was gone along ways for Google in getting the Android phones out there and Verizon has been growing steadily as it takes on AT&T. Bundling software is a slippery...


January 23, 2011  2:46 PM

XenDesktop 5 – A review



Posted by: Jason Tramer
Citrix, Desktop Director, Machine Creation Services, VDI, view, vmware, Xen, Xendesktop, XenDesktop 5

So as a consultant who holds both certifications with VMware and Citrix and working for a company which specializes in Virtualization I often find myself being asked, so which is better XenDesktop or View for VDI. The answer of course seems to depend on the time and date you are being asked....


January 22, 2011  2:44 PM

Group Policy scripts not being applied to XenApp sessions



Posted by: Jason Tramer
.bat, batch scripts, file associations, Group Policy, notepad, Xenapp

I encountered this issue a little while back and in hindsight in turned out to be pretty simple but it was driving me nuts at the time. Here is the symptom, when a user opens a XenApp published application, the batch scripts that are pushed out using group policy don't apply. The other symptom...


March 17, 2010  1:03 AM

CCVP Bootcamp – Day 2



Posted by: Jason Tramer
bootcamp, CCVP, H.323, MGCP, SIP, UCM, Virtualization

Another long day, but a good day. It is taking alot of willpower just to keep focussed but the payoff is great. The focus today was configuring H.323, MGCP, and SIP gateways as well as configuring PRI's. I learned some great stuff today, apparently the new version of UCM, version 8, has been...


February 9, 2010  7:49 PM

Installing an XP vm in ESX



Posted by: Jason Tramer
ESX, no harddisk, VM, XP

Unfortuneatly XP lacks the drivers for either the LSI or Buslogic controllers that ESX uses for their virtual harddisks. Here is a good article on this that includes links for the...


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