Protecting your Citrix desktops on Nutanix using powershell

PowershellAnother week, another idea comes up to check if I could make it happen with Powershell. I wanted to write a script that checks my current machine catalog and puts VMs that are not in a Nutanix Protection Domain in a PD to make sure that we can protect those VMs using the policies Nutanix offers. Read more

Citrix Provisioning on Nutanix AHV [Updated with PVS support for AHV]

nutanix_NutanixAcropolisIf you’re a more regular reader of my blog you probably have read about Nutanix AHV, the native hypervisor that Nutanix ships. Nutanix AHV is built from the ground up for hyper convergence and that makes it a great hypervisor for desktop virtualisation. This is where the relationship with Citrix and the Citrix Provisioning SDK comes into play.

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Microsoft SCVMM and Citrix PVS, exporting retries to a CSV

SCVMM

While I’m still experimenting with the Microsoft SCVMM and Citrix PVS PowerShell cmdlets (read more about my first ramblings about this topic here) I figured it’s difficult to get an export of the vDisk usage to track down the number of retries on a vDisk for a particular host so I wrote a little script to make this easier.

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Microsoft SCVMM, Citrix PVS and Powershell: Some quick tips

Microsoft SCVMMAnother week, another reference architecture in the making… This time I’m working on a new reference architecture for Hyper-V 2016, SCVMM 2016 and XenDesktop 7.13. Obviously PVS 7.13 is in the mix too so I’ve been building out the environment but needed some PowerShell one-liners and easy scripts to get some work done and figured I could put them in a short blog for my own reference.

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Making sure your Citrix Desktops are utilized in 35 lines of PoSH

Earlposhier this week one of our SEs asked the following question on an internal Slack channel: “I have a customer that is looking for an automated process to identify VDI VMs that haven’t been used, notify the users, and then ultimately reclaim them if noone has logged on in a certain amount of time”. 

 

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Nutanix VM Inventory Script using powershell

Nutanix VM Inventory Script

Last week Magnus Andersson posted a Nutanix AHV VM Reporting script which leverages the internal commandline options to export some basic VM configuration to an excel file. In the same week our team got a question about how to do this based on powershell.

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