Personal vDisk 5.6.7 released

Personal vDisk v5.6.7 provides a redesigned filter driver that improves overall application compatibility. This release also removes the need for an assigned drive letter for the app space (currently the V: drive) and offers dynamic free space balance between the apps and profile space on the user’s personal vDisk. This release reduces the PvD generated CPU overhead by 44%.

You can download Personal vDisk v5.6.7 here from the Citrix download center. A valid My Citrix ID is required to download the software.

You can read or download the administrator’s guide here.

Citrix CCEE track

After my Microsoft certification track (Multiple MCITP certs) I’ve now set my aims to the Citrix CCEE track. CCEE is short for Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer. This is the next step after you receive the CCA and CCAA status. You can hold multiple CCA certifications for the different Citrix products. I have set no timeline for myself to get this status but I will do everything to get this done in a reasonable time frame.

I will try and collect as much as information possible to prep for the different exams and post this here. If anyone has some good tips and information which they are willing to share please leave a message on this post.

For everyone who doesn’t know what exams to pass I’ve taken a grab of the official Citrix education site with the information on this certification track. Continue reading “Citrix CCEE track”

XenDesktop with personal vDisk implementation guide

This document provides the installation steps required to setup the personal vDisk feature of XenDesktop 5.6 with either Machine Creation Services (MCS) or Provisioning Services (PVS) running on the Citrix XenServer virtualization platform. This guide assumes the infrastructure aspects for Citrix products have been installed, including Citrix Licensing Server 11.9, Citrix XenDesktop 5.6, Provisioning Services 6.1, etc. Upon completion of the steps outlined in this document, an enterprise can provide XenDesktop virtual desktops with the personal vDisk feature enabled.

Implementing XenDesktop is not a difficult or particularly complex process. However, installing XenDesktop should not be performed in a production environment without adequate testing beforehand. It is recommended to install in a test or lab environment and conduct thorough systems and user acceptance testing to determine the optimal configuration for the enterprise environment. Success Accelerator kits are available at http://www.citrix.com/successaccelerator/to ensure XenDesktop projects delivers value to the organization.

This document can be downloaded here.