Archive for July 24, 2012

VMware acquires DynamicOps and Nicira, first steps to a heterogeneous hypervisor cloud solution?

hypervisorA couple of weeks ago I wrote a blogpost on Hypervisors and the features discussions and if these discussions about the hypervisor itself would become obsolete, although I didn’t get the discussion on my blogpost that I expected VMware did confirm my thoughts by buying DynamicsOps and Nicira.

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Troubleshooting session log offs on Microsoft RDS

At the moment I’m helping out on a project that has a Windows 2008 R2 RDS farm with some problems. The issue that was seen was that at random moments the users could log on to a server but was logged of immediately with out any errors in the event logs. First thing I did was install the missing updates and searched for hotfixes for the RDS farm and found KB2312539. It’s a pretty big list containing the current hotfixes for RDS:


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Citrix: What to know about HDX RealTime Optimization Pack for Microsoft Lync

At Citrix Synergy 2011 in Barcelona we had a special session on new features that would be released, one of the features was HDX RealTime Optimization Pack for Microsoft Lync. Stefan Pieters and Martijn Bosschaart showed us a demo set with two XenDesktop sessions, on the session without the Optimization pack installed we saw the only vCPU spike up to 100% and the video/audio quality wasn’t really good but best practice is to use two vCPU’s instead of just one vCPU. The second XenDesktop session had the Optimization pack installed and we could see no spikes in vCPU usage but video/audio quality was impressive!

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