Let’s JMP – Part 8: Putting the pieces together

In this part I will guide you through the steps for creating the Desktop Pool and Instant Clones. After that we connect to the Desktop Pool and use App Volumes to live assign an AppStack to a logged on user. Overview The components with a red square are involved in this part. Assumptions I assume you have successfully completed the steps in the previous parts and you have a machine with the VMware Horizon Client installed with network access to the desktop pool we create in this step.

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HOWTO: Easy install a Linux Virtual Delivery Agent

With the availability of Citrix XenDesktop 7.12 comes the “Easy install” feature for installing the Linux Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA). Previously, a lot of manual steps were involved for installing and configuring the prerequisites for the Linux VDA. This has now become a lot easier with “Easy install”. During my tests with “Easy install”, I ran into an issue regarding domain lookup failure. The steps for fixing this issue are provided in this “HOWTO”.

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HOWTO: Add and configure an Imprivata virtual demo appliance on ESX (vSphere)

Step 1 - Download the Imprivata virtual demo appliance Download the Imprivata virtual demo appliance from the Imprivata support site (credentials needed). Step 2 - Upload the VMDK and VMX Upload the VMDK and the VMX file to a folder on the datastore. From the datastore, add the VMX file to the inventory. Step 3 - Starting the Imprivata virtual demo appliance After starting the Imprivata virtual demo appliance in ESX, you come across this error: “Failed to open disk scsi0:0: Unsupported or invalid disk type 7.

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HOWTO: Automate the creation of Citrix PVS boot devices (ISO/VMDK)

Recently, I was working for a customer to automate the deployment of a Citrix Provisioning Services environment (PVS). The customer didn’t want to use the PXE and TFTP method for booting the target devices to PVS. Instead, the customer chose to use the CD-ROM (ISO) boot method for their target devices. Because I wanted to automate the complete environment, including the creation of the ISO files, I was having a challenge.

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