March 9, 2016

Resize PVS Disk Image quickly

First thought, this is going to be a time consuming, reverse imaging pain. Well no....not really. It's pretty quick, simple, painless and FREE utilizing Diskpart.

February 25, 2016

Citrix recognizes RSI as a Leader

Citrix has recognized the Right! Systems team for leadership as a Certified Citrix Specialists.

Citrix Portfolio Expertise Opens Multiple Doors for Right! Systems

Right! Systems, Inc., a Platinum Citrix Solution Advisor based in the state of Washington, is a prime example of an all-star winner with expertise across  the Citrix portfolio and presents an impressive checklist:
  • Vertical industry foundation (state and local government/education practice)
  • Rapid growth in the enterprise space (retail, financial services)

February 3, 2016

Enabling External Authentication in NetScaler Insight Center 10.5

NetScaler Insight Center 10.5 introduced the ability to configure alternate forms of authentication, such as RADIUS, LDAP, and TACACS.  Using alternate authentication sources can ease administration of NetScaler Insight Center and provide a more robust solution for those looking to get the most out of their investment in NetScaler Insight Center.

To configure external authentication, log into NetScaler Insight Center as an administrator (nsroot/nsroot by default).
imageClick the authentication type.  We’ll be using LDAP to authenticate directly to Active Directory. 
Click “Add”image








February 20, 2015

Skip the Boot Menu in Provisioning Services


In Provisioning Services, you can configure the stream service to skip the vDisk boot menu to select the default option for target devices.  This feature can be useful when configuring a dedicated maintenance or test target device, bypassing the need to select the boot option when using vDisk versioning.  If you’re still not on the versioning train, it is time to climb aboard!
To disable the boot menu, you must edit the registry, as explained in CTX135299.
  1. Set the boot option as the first option in the start menu.
    • On all Provisioning Services servers till 6.x, open the Registry Editor and browse to HKLM\Software\Citrix\ProvisioningServices\.
    • On Provisioning Services servers 7.x, open the Registry Editor and browse to HKLM\Software\Citrix\ProvisioningServices\StreamProcess\.
  2. Right-click Provisioning Services > click New DWORD Value “SkipBootMenu”.
  3. Double-click the new DWORD and type Value data of 1 ( a value of 0 will enable normal boot menu behavior ).
  4. Close the Registry Editor.
  5. Restart the Citrix Provisioning Services Stream Service on the Provisioning Services server(s).

January 15, 2015

Right! Systems achieves all 3 Citrix Specializations!

The Right! Systems Citrix team has achieved all three new Citrix Specialization certifications, an accomplishment that as of this time, has been duplicated by only a handful of companies in the world. RSI is now the only Platinum Citrix Solutions Provider in the Pacific Northwest and the only to have any Specializations, let alone all three! 


Specializations achieved:


Networking: Matthew Allen
Virtualization: Rene Reighard
Mobility: Preston Gallwas

What does Citrix Specialization consist of


Getting a specialization requires a Citrix partner to  have a number of staff holding the latest Citrix technical certification – Citrix Associate. Citrix Professional and Citrix Expert. RSI currently has 7 certified Citrix engineers, five of which hold the highest level of certification (CCE-V).  A partner

October 21, 2014

Enabling “Smart Access” on Netscaler 10.5

Netscaler release 10.5 has been received with open arms for its near complete elimination of java from the UI. In addition to the work Citrix has done to optimize the UI by removing java, certain work flows and tasks were reworked to more closely align with the command-line equivalents, which can sometimes pose a problem for an admin seeking to follow outdated screenshots or instructions. To that end, here is a simple walkthrough to enable “SmartAccess” (or basic) mode on Netscaler Gateway in version 10.5 or higher.

clip_image002Navigate to your Netscaler Gateway Virtual servers. On the left, click to expand “Netscaler Gateway” then select Netscaler Gateway

 

 

clip_image004Click the VPN virtual server you wish to edit, then click “edit” above. (You may also double-click the virtual sever to open it, as in previous versions).

 

clip_image006Click the “Pencil” button to edit the “basic settings” section.

 

 

clip_image008Click “More” to expand more options. To enable “SmartAccess”, clear the check box for “ICA Only” (Requires Citrix Universal Licenses for each user, be sure to download and install the licenses from Citrix and set max users appropriately). To enable “Basic” mode, check the box for “ICA Only”.

 

The command line equivalent would be “set vpn vserver <name> –icaonly off” (for SmartAccess, default), or “set vpn vserver <name> -icaonly on” (for what was formerly known as Basic mode).

May 13, 2014

Using Netscaler Responder Policies to Redirect Protocol and Path via Hostname

Reblogged from blog.codestructure.com

I needed to ensure that when either of two different hostnames hit a HTTP vserver that they were redirected from HTTP to HTTPS. Additionally they wanted to add a path to the URL based on the hostname in the request.  Then if either of the same requests came to the SSL vserver it would append the path.


An HTTP vserver on 10.10.10.101 - An SSL vserver on 10.10.10.101

If http://serverportal.domain.com move to https, and append /portal.

Customizing Access Gateway using a custom theme in Netscaler 10.1

Reblogged from blog.codestructure.com:

I am often asked for help by my customers on changing the theme of the Netscaler Gateway.  There is a lot of confusion out there on how it actually works and what you need to do to get a custom theme to work.  In this example, I will be customizing the "Green Bubble" theme and converting it to a "Custom" theme.

Beginning in the v10 enhancement release (10.0.71.6014.e) a pull-down was added to the global settings of each Netscaler Gateway allowing you to make a global change to the UI Theme by changing this setting.  This configuration option was made standard once Maintenance and Enhancement releases were merged in v10.1.



The files that make up the Access Gateway exist at /var/netscaler/gui.  They are read

April 17, 2014

XenDesktop import vCenter cerfiticate Where is 'Local Computer' ?

I ran into an interesting issue recently with a customer when importing the default vCenter cerfiticate to my XenDesktop Brokers: I couldn't. Typically it's a pretty straightforward process and is detailed pretty well in the eDocs. Navigate in your browser to the FQDN of the vCenter server, choose to install the certificate, and place it in the Trusted People-Local Computer certificate store. No matter what i did (log in with administrator, run IE as an

March 24, 2014

RSI NVidia Demo Lab

We did it, our demo lab is finally up, and it's available for our customers to see and use! The lab consists of the following technology:

  • XenDesktop 7.1
  • XenServer 6.2 SP1
  • Storefront 2.1
  • Netscaler 10.1
  • NVidia GRID K2 Graphics cards (2)
  • Dell R720 Server

Here's a quick Google Earth demo using the K2 Card




We carved up the GRID K2 cards up to demo XD 7.1 Application Servers utilizing Pass Through as well as