Citrix XA/XD SQL Mirroring

As you probably know, SQL is one of the foundations of a successful Citrix deployment. All transactions processed in a XenApp/XenDesktop environment must go through SQL (Citrix brought back connection leasing in 7.6 to temporarily workaround a SQL outage). SQL mirroring is Citrix’s recommended method of a highly available deployment. It also seems to be […]

Citrix Personal vDisks

Citrix PvD (or Personal vDisk) is a great way to allow users to have the freedom of installing their own applications and customizations, while still having the standard vDisk as its base disk. Citrix has made major improvements to this architecture throughout the years. The personal vDisk is a virtual disk that you will actually […]

Expanding a Citrix PVS VHD Image

Ah, Citrix Provisioning Services… argumentatively one of the most ingenious technologies when it comes to Citrix’s XenApp/XenDesktop suite. PVS gives administrators the ability to install application updates, perform image maintenance, maintain version control, etc. without ANY service interruptions to production virtual desktops. On top of that, the cache-to-RAM/overflow-to-disk option (7.1) gives storage administrators a huge […]