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Nutanix AHV and Citrix MCS: Adding a persistent disk via Powershell

PRISM UI

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.

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Creating a VM incl a vGPU profile on AHV with Powershell

Powershell

Hello old friend, here we are again. It’s been a while but I’m (hopefully) getting back on track with this blog. I’ve been dabbling around with this idea for a while and it got fastracked after I got a request from someone in the Nutanix Services Organisation on how they could add a vGPU profile to the ‘Create a VM on AHV’ with Powershell.

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Making sure your Citrix Desktops are utilized with Powershell v2

powershellIn 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.

 

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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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