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#CitrixSynergy keynote – What will be announced?

So here we are! Keynote is about to start!

what can we expect? This is one thing that I definitely like to see:

– MDM + MAM + MIM + XA/XD= one solution/service! Have they finally made some progress into integrating Zenprise, AppController and StoreFront into one “App Store” and policy governance model so that we have one (1) app that handles both MDM, MAM and MIM from a device/user perspective?

Let the show begin! 🙂

//Richard

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My Post-Synergy View – Update 2 #CitrixSynergy #Citrix #CitrixSummit #XenApp #XenDesktop #NetScaler #Sanbolic

October 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Hi again!

Ok, time to wrap up my Synergy update post series… In the previous post I started to give U my view of the takeaways from Citrix Synergy. So let’s continue! 🙂

As I wrote before I tried to structure the post using the following; each heading represents the enhancement request topic and/or the takeaway item, and then the subheading of Description and Status is showing you my personal view on the topic and its status.

NetScaler

Description:

These where the items that we had on the enhancement list before going to Synergy:

  1. Create SDX platform/architecture to run on all MPX appliances, for more info why see; NetScaler MPX vs. SDX dilemma; https://richardegenas.com/2012/10/03/netscaler-mpx-vs-sdx-dilemma/
  2. Add support for AG session policies so that ICA proxy can be turned on for specific published apps and desktops and not per session. This for situations where you might have one app or desktop that sits behind an AGEE and others don’t.
  3. The NetScaler/Access Gateway HTML/GUI pages used shall be able to be customized per AGEE/AAA Virtual Server. Today they are global pages so that specific modifications/customizations cannot be made and you have to buy an additional NetScaler unless major customizations are done and then life-cycle management becomes an issue.
  4. Change so that you can specify different Authentication policies and requirements mapped to Session policies instead of to a Virtual Server, AAA group etc. This could then provide a way so that you could offer ICA proxy mode with single auth and two-factor if you launch/select to open an SSL VPN tunnel. And then a user that has forgotten a hardtoken could still get access but only in ICA proxy mode and have all virtual channels disabled without having to have multiple accounts in the Receiver and admin doesn’t need multiple NS AGEE VS.
  5. It would be good to get the same Account Self-Service functionality that the  Single Sign-On/Password Manager service can provide and have integrated into the AGEE login page where end-users can themselves unlock their accounts and reset their passwords without involving Service Desk. And the solution for how to get the single sign-on account self service feature should be an integration part of the NetScaler AGEE console rather than manually updating the HTML pages etc.

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My Post-Synergy View – Update 1 #CitrixSynergy #Citrix #CitrixSummit #ShareFile #CloudGateway

October 22, 2012 2 comments

Ok, the week has past and Citrix Summit & Synergy is over. And with this little post I’d like to give you all my view on what the key takeaways are and also how they are related to the enhancement list that I’ve been consolidating.

As always: this is my personal view and I hope you like it, if not browse off to somewhere else! And due to that I missed my wife and kids I took the weekend off completely so this is Update 1, and I’ll summarise my whole Synergy experience in Update 2 later this week! 🙂

I changed the post layout from being a table as we say it in the previous blog into a more “readable” format below. Each heading represents the enhancement request topic and/or the takeaway item, and then the subheading of Description and Status is showing you my personal view on the topic and its status.

Enjoy!

Licensing

Description:

One of the main issues with licensing is that all products don’t supports the license server (NetScaler etc.)

Status:

Not fulfilled.

All products do still not use the license server! This needs to be changed and I’d really like to get some real reporting capabilities in place that can present how licenses are used over time, by whom and by which component (product) in the service stack. 

Monitoring & Reporting

Description:

  1. Ensure that you can get historical concurrent user reports that spans across ALL products (NetScaler/AG, XenApp, XenDesktop etc.).
  1. Ensure that Citrix provides an end-2-end monitoring and reporting service for the whole Citrix stack. This to ensure that delivery organizations can deliver reports like “Service Availability in %” over time that includes all service components (NetScaler AGEE VIP, StoreFront/WI, PVS/MSC, XenServer, XenApp/VDA, Profile Server, etc. If Citrix isn’t going to do this; then please point on a product that does the job.

Status:

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#CitrixSummit has started!

October 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Ok, it’s going to be an interesting week with Citrix Summit & Synergy here in Barcelona where I think we all have high expectations that Citrix will blow our minds with new innovations, evolution of existing products and services etc.!

I’ll try to report as much as possible and especially follow-up on the list of enhancements and issues that we partners and customers see out there while bringing the Citrix products into services; what we expect from Citrix.

Right now I’ll dive into an AppDNA session!

So stay tuned and then we’ll see how this week turns out! 🙂

Cheers!

//Richard

 

Participating Remotely to OpenStack Summit 2012

October 11, 2012 Leave a comment

“If you can’t make it to San Diego but you still want to participate in the sessions that will shape the future roadmap of OpenStack ‘Grizzly’ you can join the live audio streaming events on Webex. Kindly donated by Cisco Webex team (users of OpenStack themselves), the Webex session will run for the whole day from 9:30am to 6:00pm for each of the rooms Emma ABEmma CWindsor BCAnnie AB where the Design Summit will happen. Webex will be used to stream the audio of all conversations in the room where there will be enough microphones: remote participants will use the Webex chat to ask questions and people in the rooms will see the chat stream on one of the two projectors in each room.

The sessions are ready for you to register, they’re identified by topic (Nova, Quantum, Cinder, Documentation, Common, Process, Swift):

Also, each entry on the official schedule of the Design Summit has a link to its proper Webex audio streaming session. There will also be a live video streaming for the general sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday. Keep an eye on the website and twitter for  details.

Known issue: Webex doesn’t support Java 64bit on Linux. If you try to join the voip conference Webex will complain that “The Audio Device is Unaccessible Now”. The most common workaround is to install 32bit Java environment alongside the 64bit one.”

Read more here!

//Richard

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