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Issues attaching SSL Certificate to NetScaler Gateway/LB VIPS on AWS NetScalers Firmware version NS12.1 48.13.nc

Issue: You are attempting to attach server SSL certificates for Load-Balancing VIPs or NetScaler Gateways VIPs on AWS NetScalers on the latest build (NS12.1 48.13.nc) but get the error “Certificate is not a server certificate”.

Workaround: Releases on NS12.0 53.22.nc or earlier seem to work fine for AWS Cloud NetScalers. Have not tested non-cloud VPXs at this time. read more

Setting up a Citrix XA/XD 7.13 Proof-of-Concept on AWS – Part 5 – NetScaler Config

Part 5 of setting up a Citrix XA/XD 7.13 POC on AWS.

Background: This article will cover setting up external access on our proof of concept via StoreFront and our NetScaler EC2 instance.

Prerequisites:

  • Amazon EC2 instances provisioned via Part 1 of the series
  • Microsoft Infrastructure configured via Part 2 of the series
  • Citrix Infrastructure installed via Part 3 of the series
  • Citrix components configured via Part 4 of the series
  • read more

    Setting up a Citrix XA/XD 7.13 Proof-of-Concept on AWS – Part 2 – Configuring AD Infrastructure

    Background: I will be setting up a small proof-of-concept Citrix Environment on Amazon Web Services for testing purposes. This particular POC will be completely on AWS and utilize a combination of free tier and paid on-demand instances. Eventually, I hope to integrate additional features such as autoscaling, a XenMobile component, and integrating it with an on-premises infrastructure for a hybrid environment. I will be breaking up this article into different parts. This article covers configuration of the AD infrastructure in our POC: Domain Controller setup, RDS licensing setup, Certificate Services setup. read more

    Setting up a Home VPN with OpenVPN

    Background: This post will show you how to setup a home VPN using OpenVPN. There are many reasons why you might want to setup a home VPN such as privacy, access to region-specific content, etc… OpenVPN is free and both the client and server components we will setup support a variety of different configurations. The OpenVPN access server also comes with 2 free client connections that can be used for testing purposes (https://openvpn.net/index.php/access-server/pricing.html). read more

    How to Export OVF Templates in VMware vCenter 6.X

    Background:

    Follow-up to the previous post where we performed Virtual Machine back-ups by exporting the files individually. This time we’ll export the whole VM into an OVF file which can be imported directly into vCenter.

    Prerequisites:

    • Access to vCenter

    Steps:

    Log into vCenter with appropriate credentials read more

    How to Back Up Templates or VMs in VMware vSphere vCenter 6 using Web Client

    Background: If there’s a need to backup VMs or templates to external media, this can be done via the vCenter Web Client.

    Steps:

    Logon to the vCenter Web Client using the appropriate credentials.

    Navigate to the Storage tab.

    Select the datastore where your VM or template resides than the Manage tab. read more

    Setting up a Citrix XA/XD 7.9 Proof-of-Concept on AWS – Part 4

    Part 4 of the Citrix XA/XD 7.9 POC on AWS, configuring the remaining Citrix components.

    Background: In this part, we will configure settings for the Delivery Controller and StoreFront.

    Prerequisites:

  • Amazon EC2 instances provisioned via Part 1 of the series
  • Microsoft Infrastructure configured via Part 2 of the series
  • Citrix Infrastructure installed via Part 3 of the series
  • read more

    Setting up a Citrix XA/XD 7.9 Proof-of-Concept on AWS – Part 3

    Part 3 of the Citrix XA/XD 7.9 POC on AWS stand-up.

    Background:

    This will be the installation of the Citrix components on our all-in-one t2.medium EC2 instance. The instance will host the Desktop Delivery controller, StoreFront, SQL Express, and Citrix Licensing. read more

    How To Change Virtual Disk Provisioning Scheme from Thick to Thin in vSphere 5.5 web client

    Previously, we went over how to change your provisioning scheme from ‘Thin Provisioning’ to ‘Thick Provisioning’ in vSphere 5.5 web client. This time we will do the reverse for going from ‘Thick Provisioned’ to ‘Thin Provisioned’. read more

    How to Change Virtual Disk Provisioning Scheme from Thin To Thick in vSphere 5.5 web client

    In certain situations, you may want to change the format of a virtual machine from ‘Thin Provisioned’ to ‘Thick Provision’. In most cases, thin provisioning is used to optimize the utilization of available storage in a storage pool by over-subscribing capacity with allocation that is needed ‘at the time’. read more

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