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.
Archive for XenDesktop
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
With the latest release of Nutanix AOS and the included version of Nutanix AHV we’re introducing support for NVIDIA GPU GRID technology as being the third hypervisor supporting these technologies.
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.