With the release of full support of XenServer for the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform the performance and solutions engineering group has worked hard to create a reference architecture on this topic and I figured to write a blogpost on what Nutanix/Citrix did to make this work. It’s not just a QA thing, it’s been a thighly coupled engineering effort from both sides.
In my post from April on Making sure your Citrix Desktops are utilized in 35 lines of PoSH I mentioned I would be looking to expand the powershell script and I’ve added just a few lines of code to do that expantion.
Another 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
If 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.
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.
Another 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.