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Login VSI Automation – Completely Hands Off

Login VSI Automation – Completely Hands Off

Finally! I’ve been working on Login VSI Automation for at least 6 months now. This has been running fine in my small lab with tests of VSImax of 25, but my limit has always been CPU. Luckily I was invited to Rick Dehlinger’s SilvertonHCL Project which is running on some… Continue Reading

Getting Started with Atlantis Community Edition

Getting Started with Atlantis Community Edition

Atlantis Computing has just released a Community Edition of their USX Software Defined Storage (SDS) solution similar to Nutanix. You can grab Atlantis Community Edition here. In this post I’m going to show you how I managed to set it all up in less than 90 minutes! That includes a Windows 10… Continue Reading

Power On Servers Through IPMI with Citrix Octoblu

Power On Servers Through IPMI with Citrix Octoblu

The article Save Money using Citrix Octoblu Automation for Power Management from Dave Brett got me to finally start playing with Octoblu. We chatted back and forth to improve the PowerShell scripts used, and at the end got some expert help from PowerShell Guru Tore Groneng which lead to his article Giving a… Continue Reading

Windows 2016 Migration – The Complete Step-by-Step Guide

Windows 2016 Migration – The Complete Step-by-Step Guide

It’s time to upgrade the lab to Windows Server 2016, but unfortunately the Windows 2016 Migration Guides from Microsoft is still under development… Using my Automation Framework it’s pretty easy for me to spin up or simply replace servers in my lab, but Roles & Features like Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, ADFS, CA… Continue Reading

Getting Started with Citrix Workspace Environment Management

Getting Started with Citrix Workspace Environment Management

Citrix Workspace Environment Management (WEM) is the new name of the product formally known as Norskale VUEM. In this post I’m going to show you how to install all the components unattended and lessons learned in MCS & PVS environments. Prerequisite Download Citrix Workspace Environment Management and extract it to the… Continue Reading

Windows 10 App-V Sequencer with Citrix PVS

Windows 10 App-V Sequencer with Citrix PVS

App-V Sequencer is now included in the Windows 10 Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK). In this post I’m going to show you how to build the Perfect Sequencer Machine using Windows 10 App-V Sequencer and Citrix Provisioning Services 7.9. After having a very interesting Twitter conversation with App-V MVP Trentent Tye and Rory Monaghan… Continue Reading