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Dell Perc H700 firmware upgrade under Citrix Xenserver

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Updating the Dell Perc H700 raid controller firmware can be a hideous job. Let me explain how i got this done. First download the “SAS-RAID_Firmware_C3X7D_LN_12.10.6-0001_A12.BIN” file from the Dell Support website   Make sure that the file is available in your ~ directory. Either use wget of (win)scp to get… Read more »

Installing XenServer 6.5 on Dell PowerEdge R210

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Firstly we set the XenServer root partition to 16GB (opposed to the default 4GB, which is kinda tight), see Major IO blog; F2 on install shell vi /opt/xensource/installer/constants.py Change the following lines; line #89 GPT_SUPPORT = False Line #92 root_size = 16384 exit — NTP Servers from NTP Pool Project… Read more »

How to install XenServer 6.5 patches

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Updating your free XenServer 6.5 install can be a struggle, unless you do your home-work first! So the choir is downloading the .zip files from Citrix (see links in the XenCenter console) and unpack the files. You only need the *.xsupdate files, the source files are not needed for updating… Read more »

XenApp in search of unsupported client names

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XenApp can choke on client names which contain client names which contains weird characters (according to Citrix). The result can be that the search functionality, within Citrix AppCenter, doesnt come up with any users. The other manifestation of the problem can occur in the ‘Servers’-node in the farm seems to… Read more »

How to install XenServer 6.2 patches

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Updating your free XenServer 6.2 install can be a struggle, unless you do your home-work first! So the choir is downloading the .zip files from Citrix (see links in the XenCenter console) and unpack the files. You only need the *.xsupdate files, the source files are not needed for updating… Read more »

Creating a manual Netscaler backup.

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While using the Netscaler 10.0 version there is appearantly no way to create a backup of the Netscaler files. Neither the web interface nor the Netscaler console doesn’t provide a backup facility. Based on the undermentioned commands, which you can include in one single .SH file, the Netscaler can be… Read more »

Screen flickers on IGEL Thin Client while using XenApp 6.x (EnableOSS)

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When you experience flickering of certain (in our case on blueish) parts of an internet website which being connected to a XenApp 6.x farm using a IGEL Thin Client you might need to read these Citrix articles : CTX133935 – Flickering or Other Display Issues Might be Seen when Adaptive… Read more »