Install and Configuration of Citrix XenApp 6.5 Application Servers

In my previous blog post I covered the basics of what XenApp actually was, setting up a My Citrix Account, getting access to the install sources and getting access to your XenApp licenses. You can find the first post here.

So now that you have got your hands on the installers and licenses for Citrix XenApp the next step is to get started on the install. There are plenty of how to docs on installing and configuring servers as well as setting up a Windows domain. Unless it is relevant to the task at hand I am not going to cover any Windows specific configuration in detail. If you have any questions or require clarification feel free to leave a comment. Continue reading

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My Inaugural post on Citrix XenApp 6.5

Welcome to my first post on Citrix XenApp, hopefully my first of many. My plan for this series of blog posts is to carry out a step by step walk through from creating a My Citrix Account, downloading your XenApp install sources, browsing the Citrix knowledgebase and finally installing and configuring XenApp 6.5 in a test Server 2008 R2 environment. I will also be adding articles related to technical issues I have come across and potential trouble shooting steps that can be taken but we must crawl before we can walk. Continue reading

How to: Move virtual servers from a 2008 Hyper-V Failover cluster to a 2012 Hyper-V failover cluster

Backstory: In the medium term my company planned to build a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V farm from which to offer cloud services to our customers. In the meantime we were using a 3rd party provider for our hypervisor infrastructure. Due to various incidents it was then decided to fast forward the build our won Hyper-V farm using Windows Server 2008 R2 on our own kit. Now that Server 2012 has appeared we are looking toward easily upgrading our hypervisor hosts and farm to Hyper-V 2012.

I was given the task to test how easy it would be to move the virtual servers from a 2008 Hyper-V Failover cluster to a 2012 Hyper-V failover cluster. Continue reading