Citrix Monitoring ODATA API

Citrix provides access to Monitoring Data via ODATA API, I find it useful to extract session info to a very granular level [eg: by mintue]. This is the same data Citrix Director uses to present the fancy usage graphs but as you expand to longer time series it averages it and you might have the […]

Handle Netscaler AAA > "Target URL not found for redirection" after login

Citrix published a solution for this [CTX224908]; saying hit the LB first and have it populate “NSC_TASS” cookie. That might not work for all audiences. Users tend to bookmark the login page. Which happens to be AAA page. When they go back to their bookmark they hit the AAA page directly with out the “NSC_TASS” […]

Extract HDX/ICA Connection info from Citrix Monitoring Database

Follow OData Connection to Citrix Delivery Controller to create a connection to Citrix monitoring data.for XenDestkop version 7.0 – 7.5 use http://{ddc-host}/Citrix/Monitor/OData/v1/Datafor XenDestkop version 7.6 and 7.7 use http://{ddc-host}/Citrix/Monitor/OData/v2/Datafor XenDestkop 7.8 and above use http://{ddc-host}/Citrix/Monitor/OData/v3/Data Output Use-Cases Usage trends Capacity planning Auditing

Citrix PVS Server Tweaks

Streaming Port re-configured from 6910 to 6968 (default 6910 – 6930). Threads per port set to match the vCPU number. VM level set virtual sockets to vCPU number and the cores per socket to one. Leave the rest advanced options to be unchanged. Ref: https://www.citrix.com/blogs/2016/03/30/updated-guidance-on-pvs-ports-and-threads/ https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2013/10/does-corespersocket-affect-performance.html  

Delay VDA registration for XenDestop/Xenapp

Step 1: Disable BrokerAgent Service from services.msc on the worker VM. Step 2: Create schedule task for enabling BrokerAgent and starting the service after 15 mins of system start on the worker VM. Note: Use system account to run this task. Step 3: Increase the RegistrationDelay timeout on the DDC/Brokers to 30 mins (Default: 20 […]

Publish Outlook 2016 in XenApp

Download Office 2016 Administrative Template files and import ADML and ADMX files to C:\windows\PolicyDefinitions GPO settings below are just a recommendation, Please review and pick  ones that apply to you. Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Office 2016 (Machine)/Updates Enable Automatic Updates > Disable User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Office 2016/First Run Disable First Run Movie > Enable Disable Office […]

XenApp 6x – Export Application list with Published Servers

Making report more pretty:open csv with excel and perform replace CTRL + H, Find “, ” Replace with hold the ALT key down and then press 010 on the number pad.ref – http://www.exceldashboardtemplates.com/how-to-find-and-replace-a-hard-return-in-an-excel-spreadsheet/