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#Nutanix #Prism GUI Interactive Mock-Up Available – via @VirtuallyGeeky and @andreleibovici

February 3, 2014 1 comment

Wow, this is great!

Nutanix Sr. Systems Engineer, Tim Federwitz (@VirtuallyGeeky), created a nice interactive mock-up of the Nutanix Prism Administrative Interface.

PRISM_Dashboard

 
In Tim’s own words, “I have created a VERY simple, but somewhat functional, slightly interactive look at the Nutanix Prism GUI (the Nutanix Web Console). You can use it from pretty much any device, including mobile phones and tablets. Click or tap on the various items in the GUI to navigate around the different screen captures. The screenshots are all static, of course, but at least you get to see the different screens and features.

It is still in its infant stage as I threw it together in a few hours last Sunday night. I plan on finishing up the screens I didn’t have time for, but feel free to use it as it comes together. I am “releasing” it early as there seems to be a LOT of interest in something like this.

I really created it to easily show potential customers what the Web Console looks like and highlight some of the features and ease of use that it brings. Along with showing how VM centric and granular…

Continue reading here!

//Richard

#Citrix #NetScaler Traffic Domains ins and outs – via @barryschiffer

January 23, 2014 Leave a comment

Another great blog post by Barry!!! Keep up the great work!!

Citrix NetScaler Traffic Domains are a way of segmenting network traffic for different applications or even tenants. You are able to use a traffic domain to create fully isolated network environments on a single NetScaler instance. An instance is a single appliance or a HA setup of two appliances.

Citrix NetScaler Traffic Domains were introduced with NetScaler 10.0. At first NetScaler Traffic Domains started as a somewhat hidden feature which you could only configure by CLI. As of version 10.1 Traffic Domains are fully configurable in the NetScaler GUI which makes it a lot simpler to use.

In a way NetScaler Traffic Domains could compete with the NetScaler SDX platform. With Traffic Domains we segment networks on a single NetScaler instance instead of the SDX where we create a virtual appliance per network segment. 

A downside of using NetScaler Traffic Domains is the fact that some features are only supported for usage inside of Traffic Domain 0. Traffic Domain 0 is the default Traffic Domain, all services run inside Traffic Domain 0 unless explicitly specified.
An example of non supported features are NetScaler Management and NetScaler Gateway. For a complete list of supported features follow this link.
For non supported features for which you need isolation you have two options, NetScaler SDX or additional NetScaler appliances  (virtual or physical).

My expectations are that we will see more and more  features being supported on NetScaler Traffic Domains. An amazing feature would be to enable management functionality on Traffic Domains where you would only be able to manage or create services assigned to that Traffic Domain. This would be especially useful for multi-tenancy or multi management in situations where for example one team manages Mobility and one team managing a web application.

A few use cases Citrix describes for NetScaler Traffic Domains:

  • Use of duplicate IP addresses
  • Use of duplicate NetScaler entities
  • Multi Tenancy

A use case I’m actually using NetScaler Traffic Domains for is the ability to deliver services in a DMZ as well as an internal network.
Internal Network services like Microsoft Exchange Client Access Services and Microsoft App-V are heavy on traffic and I don’t like those services traversing the firewall in the DMZ. This also works great combined with Direct Server Return (DSR) which is blocked by most firewalls. Check out more on DSR combined with App-V on this article by Ingmar Verheij.

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#Ericsson Shows New Volvo Touchscreen Interface with #Spotify – #Ericsson, #Volvo

January 14, 2013 Leave a comment
Volvo Ericsson touchscreen app menu
 

Current Volvo infotainment systems require users to twist a control knob and push multiple buttons, but Ericsson showed off a new touchscreen interface for future Volvo models. The system, displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show in an XC60 crossover, will be offered as a dealer-installed add-on and will later become standard across the Volvo lineup.

The touchscreen runs on a version of the Android operating system and connects to Ericsson’s “cloud” software through the driver’s Bluetooth-paired smartphone. Starting in May, it will be offered as a dealer-installed add-on for any Volvo with a seven-inch Sensus infotainment screen. The upgrade consists of adding an interface box in the glovebox and adding a special infrared screen overlay that makes it touch sensitive. By the end of 2013, the new touchscreen interface will become standard or optional on all new Volvos, replacing today’s button-based Sensus.

The software’s home page simply shows the time, weather conditions, and the currently playing song. You “swipe” the screen left and right to access more apps. In addition to the car’s built-in iPod connection and CD player, Ericsson’s software features Deezer, Spotify, and TuneIn internet radio — and users can search for new artists or songs by speaking aloud. There are also various other built-in apps, and the system will link to the Parrot Asteroid app store so owners can download more features.

There are two navigation options. The Google Maps option has pinch-to-zoom functions like a smartphone, and can also display satellite images from Google Earth. The other option, iGo, looks remarkably like the current Volvo navigation system and has clear 3D-style graphics…

Continue reading here!

//Richard

 

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