Datenfluss HDX-Verbindung intern -Teil 1

There are often misconceptions among customers about what the data flow or process is when making a Citrix HDX connection. Basically, it is quite simple, but sometimes misconceptions persist. My experience tells me that pictures often explain more than language. This is a two-part article and the first part is about the internal connection setup for a single FQDN configuration and then the second part is about how the whole thing works externally. Not every tiny detail will be explained now, but it should clarify the basic process better.

The following second part of the Citrix Cloud ADM service is about setting up the ADM agent. There are significant differences in the deployment and the ADM agents used for this. First, there is the built-in ADM agent, which is already part of Netscaler 12.x, and second, the ADM agent appliance. Here, the ADM appliance is integrated as a standalone system, usually on-prem and linked to Netscaler. I want to explain the exact difference and how these agents are used in the following article.

ADM: Teil 1

What is Citrix Cloud ADM service, and does my company need it? Citrix Application Delivery Management (ADM) is a platform for Netscaler, whether a gateway or an Application Delivery Controller (ADC). However, the ADM service can do much more than manage Netscaler, and I will explain that in three parts. The first part will explain what can be done with the ADM service. The second part deals with the different configurations of the ADM agent and what to look out for. Finally, in the third part, I will explain what can be done with the data collected by the ADM service as an example. The Cloud ADM service offers excellent added value for Netscaler Gateway customers, especially from Netscaler version 13.x onwards.

Microsoft OneDrive is part of Office 365 and has become more popular with companies. This article is about how to handle Microsoft OneDrive within a virtual desktop infrastructure. The focus is mainly for multi-user environments with Server 2019 or Windows 10 VWD but could be used within other scenarios.

With OneDrive, all users' files are in the Microsoft cloud but synced down to the user profile. Therefore, OneDrive can fill up a user's profile fast and would require more local or on-prem storage again. In addition, users are changing the end device all the time, which impacts the logon time. How to make sense out of OneDrive in a VDI environment is what I will try to explain.

20 years practical experience

I'm celebrating my 20 years work anniversary with Citrix products as an administrator, consultant, and for the last 14 years as an independent freelancer. I started with MetraFrame 1.1 on Windows server NT 4.0, and back then, it was not easy to keep servers running. Every day I had several BSOD, and it was expected, I could only stabilize the environment by getting rid of third-party printer drivers. Back then, the drivers were executed within the kernel space and quickly crashed servers. The next battle was the Token-Ring Thin Clients with a Citrix Client running on Microsoft MS-DOS! Always a topic, the hardware memory was never enough and expensive....

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