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VDI, ok ? What’s next ?

This blog is a follow up to the discussion we had in Vienna during the Geek Speak session at E2E event. I had to leave to catch my flight back to France but this discussion was very interesting and I though about it during all my travel time… I’m still on it writing this blog...

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How to enable SNMP on Citrix XenServer 6

Today I needed to enable SNMP on my XenServer lab at home, I was looking for an efficient way to monitor my XenServer. I found a Linux distribution very handy for a Cacti box, EZCacti, you can download it here : http://cactiez.cactiusers.org/download/ So to enable SNMP on XenServer 6, you need to follow the following...

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VDI is overrated

VDI is overrated! This is what I thought during several sessions at Citrix Synergy event last week in San Francisco. Of course the desktop, Microsoft Windows most of the time, is very important for companies but I think the battle around VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) takes place at the marketing level… Addressing desktop virtualization is...

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XenServer 5.6 FP1 add local drive to backup VMs with OpenFiler

The goal of the following blog is to have a cheap backup system for my XenServer @ Home. Remember snapshots are not backup and it’s not recommended to backup you VMs the way I will describe it in a production environment. You can find a Citrix KB to add local storage here : http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX121313  ...

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WP-XenServerStats – WordPress Plugin for XenServer 2/2

WP-XenServerStats – WordPress Plugin for XenServer 1/2 WP-XenServerStats – WordPress Plugin for XenServer 2/2 In the first part of this blog, I made a list about what I wanted to do, how to get the data and how to transport it from my XenServer (home) to my Web Host (Datacenter). Now I’ll explain how I...

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WP-XenServerStats – WordPress Plugin for XenServer 1/2

WP-XenServerStats – WordPress Plugin for XenServer 1/2 WP-XenServerStats – WordPress Plugin for XenServer 2/2 I got this idea when I saw Nick (Show And Tell : First vSphere Plugin for WordPress!) doing something I wanted to do for Citrix XenServer. Then before trying to do myself (I’m a very bad dev….) I’ve try to find...

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XenServer 5.6 FP1 : File System on Control Domain Full

The issue I describe in this blog are related to my XenServer, my lab at home, be very careful with the modification I explain if you plan to make this change in your own environment… As always, do it on a test environment before please ! Since last week and my XenServer @ home crash,...

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