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 VMware
Being involved with the EUC space I get to talk about virtual desktops.. A lot. Sizing them is something that gets discussed a lot but what components do we actually need in a desktop? What is the anatomy of a desktop from a ‘physical’ perspective. Although it’s going back to basics I do think it’s good to take a step back every once in a while and reevaluate decisions.
NVIDIA just released their GRID 2.0 GPU technology. In earlier articles I already described vGPU and the impact of GPUs in the datacenters. With this new release NVIDIA bumped up the use cases and performance characteristics to drive adoption of GPU within VDI and SBC implementations.
About 2 weeks ago Nutanix held its very first .Next inaugural conference in Miami and as it has been a while since I last blogged so I thought it would be a good start to pick things up again and write about my own experiences and the announcements during the conference as it was my first conference where I could peak into the vendor side of a conference.
At Nutanix the last couple of days I’ve been involved in the testing of the new vGPU features from vSphere 6 in combination with the new NVIDIA grid drivers so that vGPU would also be available for desktops delivered via Horizon 6 on vSphere 6.
I was setting up a new lab environment based on vSphere 5.5 and XenDesktop 7.6. When I wanted to deploy a new image within XenDesktop I got an error message ‘Unable to upload disk’.