Instructions to Apply Management IP to NetScaler and NetScaler Insight Center

Here are a set of instructions to apply Management IP to Citrix NetScaler and NetScaler Insight Center–in PDF Format.

Instructions to Apply Management IP to NetScaler and NetScaler Insight Center

PowerShell Script to Dump Registered/Unregistered VDA to Text File

This script will dump Registered/Unregistered VDA (Citrix XenApp/VDI Desktop) to a text file in the C: Drive under directory called scripts.

I apologize for the simplicity of the script–I am testing new feature on blog to allow me to post Scripts/Code easily and accessible to the user.


Citrix XenServer 7.1 Released

Citrix XenServer 7.1 will be made available with new features and support window.  Some of the new features include:

  • Maximum 10 Year Support
  • Unique Integrated Image Provisioning
  • Live Patching
  • Avoiding the vTax with Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI)

The details can be read here at the Citrix Blog.


Citrix Infrastructure Visio Stencil Set

Thanks Citrix for the latest/greatest Visio Stencils.  Excerpt from the post on Citrix Blog:

“Latest set of 3D perspective stencils for your Citrix Delivery Center or Networking diagrams compatible with Microsoft Visio 2007/2010/2013. The  set contains icons for some of the more common components of any Citrix or Application deployment. This set replaces the old set and includes new Stencils for NetScaler SDX, XenMobile, various roles, and the Worx products.”

Download Citrix Infrastructure Stencils for Visio 2003/2007/2010

Download Citrix Infrastructure Stencils for Visio 2013

Reset Citrix StoreFront

Came across this today with a client.  Customer had a farm of Citrix StoreFront servers that needed to be reconfigured and setup as a Server Group.  Needless to say, I did not want to uninstall/reinstall every server.  So I used handy PowerShell to solve the issue.  Here are a list of steps (make sure StoreFront Console is closed:

  1. Open PowerShell Console as an Administrator.
  2. Load the Citrix PowerShell modules by typing asnp Citrix*
  3. Load Citrix StoreFront Module.  Note:  Type the leading period.  The command is:  .”C:\Program Files\Citrix\Receiver StoreFront\Scripts\ImportModules.ps1″
  4. After the modules are imported, type Clear-DSConfiguration.
  5. The next time you open StoreFront Console–it will be reset to factory defaults.

Here is a clip of the PowerShell screen showing modules loading and Clear-DSConfiguration executed:


 Citrix Support Article 200239.

Microsoft Announces the Next Version SQL Server for Windows and Linux

Microsoft announced some very exciting news.  Microsoft SQL Server 2016 will ship for both Windows and Linux.  Microsoft, in a statement, explains: “This represents a major step in our journey to making SQL Server a true platform of choice across operating systems, development languages, data types, on-premises and the cloud.”

With Microsoft PowerShell already available to Linux—it looks like Microsoft is finally embracing Linux!

Microsoft also joined the Linux Foundation.  Great time to be in IT!

Can’t wait to setup Microsoft SQL Server 2016 in Linux!

SQL Server


Friday’s (10/21/16) DDOS Attack

Friday’s DDOS attack focused on DYN was a reminder why everyone needs to keep firmware/updates applied.  There are reports that most of devices involved in the the attack where webcams, home routers, etc. 

Below are some maps showing the areas experiencing downtime during the attack.

DYN     Level1