Update 2 is already here and is double size vompare to the first one, here is some more informations : This update resolves the network connectivity issues that affected customers with both IPv4 and IPv6 network interfaces enabled who installed Update 1. This issue is described in XenServer 5.5 Update 1 Upgrade Causes Virtual Machines to Lose Network Connectivity. Additional Changes in Update 2 Addressed an issue where the system was falsely reporting lost access to the HA metadata disk. Fixed issues upgrading from XenServer 5.0 to the roll-up ISO for XenServer 5.5. In addition, the XenServer 5.5 documentation was rereleased to coincide with Update 2. While the changes in the documentation are not significant, there are some differences between XenServer 5.5 and XenServer 5.5, Update 2. You can download it here : http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX124027 You can download the updated ISO files here : http://downloadns.citrix.com.edgesuite.net/4701/XenServer-5.5.0-Update2-install-cd.iso

These last days I had to find out what was wrong with an extranet publish through XenApp. This extranet is using java and the issue users reported was random disconnection with a java popup. Find out what is wrong with extranet application is very hard because this is just a published browser with an URL pointing to a website in another company, everything works well until one day... My goal was to bring as much information and details as possible to the extranet's support team and I needed to use the java console and grab the most verbose log possible. First you need to publish the Java Control Panel, you can do it easily by make a new publish application and using the executable file called javacpl.exe in the java/bin directory of your Java JRE installation directory. Look the next screenshot for details about published application : Once you Java Control Panel is published you need to grant access to this publish application to the target account and launch it. Then you need to go to the advanced tab and use the same configuration as above : Next, you need to go to Java tab and view to add this command line after the javaw.exe path -Djavaplugin.trace=true -Djavaplugin.trace.option=basic|net|security|ext|liveconnect -Djavax.net.debug=all The click on Apply the OK to close everything. The setup to trap all the information in the java console is done, now you can open you publish browser and go the the website and get all the debug information you will need to send the the dev of the problematic website. You can test you console/debug mode with this url : http://java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml it should give you something like that : The word <DEBUG> should appear in the console. If you have any request or detail to ask, just go on the forum and ask.

Many new features have been updated with XenApp 6 Technical Preview (Project Parra), UPM, Merchandising Server, Single Sign On, SmartAuditor. I will show you in the post the main part (for me) User Profile Manager 3 Tech Prev, a bit about Merchandising Server 1.2 and Single Sign On 4.8. User Profile Manager 3 Tech. Prev. Here is a list of new featured inluded in this TP Citrix streamed user profiles. With Citrix streamed user profiles, files and folders are synchronized on the local computer only when they are needed, which speeds up logon and logoff. (Registry entries are cached immediately.) This feature includes the following settings in the ADM file. Cache entire profile. Profiles are synchronized locally after logon as a background system task, without any feedback to users. Active profile write back. Files and folders (but not Registry entries) that are modified can be synchronized to the user store in the middle of a session, before logoff. More supported operating systems. Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are now supported. Diagnostic enhancements. Administrators can now set the computers and groups to be monitored using the Diagnostic Facility in the Daily Management Console. They no longer have to configure logging in the ADM template and force a group policy update (that they may not have permissions for). In addition, new event log messages display the full path to the user store for each user logon. For further deployment information, including how to add the ADM file in the download to Group Policy, see the installation topics in the Version 2.1 documentation. Installation enhancements. Profile management checks for more errors during installation and, if they are encountered, writes messages to the event log. A new command-line switch installs Profile management without the .ini files that were previously used for configuration. You can see bellow installation screenshots : When you download it, you'll have a zip file with x86 and x64 version, a html file to redirect you to Citrix EDoc and the ADM file to use with Windows GPO, this ADM is well organised/comment and you can easily find news feature added inside if you edit it. You can see with the next screenshot how the features are categorized in the group policie management console : And the a screenshot of each feature you can find: For me the major new feature is the possibility to update the profile without…

Happy New year to you all, and I wish you all the best for 2010. ArchY.net is still a young blog but I post as often as I can between familly life and work (Activlan). You are more and more to come every day in here to ask and share some experience and I'm very glad some of you find answers and appreciate the time spend to fill this blog. Don't forget, if you have any question, you can post it in the forum :  http://www.archy.net/forum you just need to register an account on ArchY.net (1 minute) All the best for 2010 !