After writing this blogpost on Adding a persistent disk via Powershell with Citrix MCS running on Nutanix AHV I got an email from one of our senior system architects, he asked me about this configuration so I shared the blogpost with him and his customer to find out that this customer enhanced the scripting part by using powershell and ControlUp to initialize format and assign a drive letter to the disk. Smart usage of available tools!
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Yesterday one of our SEs mentioned he was talking to a customer and this customer is using MCS between two separate clusters. They were looking for a way to only keep one image updated and they are then looking to use our Protection Domain to replicate it over to the other cluster. Now, they are looking for some automated way to promote that snapshot to a full VM, luckely this is something we can achieve with the Nutanix Powershell commandlets.Read more
One of the customers I was engaged with ran into an issue where Citrix Studio was throwing out power commands towards Prism and Nutanix AHV but the VMs didn’t always respond properly. After some investigation it turned out we ran into the issue described here. Now obviously Citrix has best practices to disable screensavers on the VM side and optimize power managent but if you’re doing persistent desktops you might want a way to report which desktops aren’t optimized before taking any action, right? In my case I decided to write a short powershell script to get those VMs.
Another powershell blog? Yeah, I guess it’s that kind of a month :). After writing my previous blog on How to add a NIC via Powershell to an AHV-hosted VM I got talking to one of our Services resources about a customer trying to run Citrix PVS with BDM. I figured I could easily modify the script to add a NIC so I could add a CD-ROM drive and mount an ISO file.Read more
After our release of full support for Citrix PVS running on Nutanix AHV the blogpost I wrote on Automating Citrix PVS on Nutanix AHV with PoSH in 2015 was obsolete until I got a question around this and I figured that I could update the script with the new PVS cmdlets (and it needed some finetuning as well).
Yet another powershell blog, this one is about adding a persistent disk via powershell on an AHV hosted non-persistent VM created with Citrix MCS. The use case here would be persistent write cache for App-V cache, AV definitions, log files etc.Read more