Sizing Guide for VMware Horizon Servers and Access Points

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Johnny Ma [fa icon="calendar'] June 21, 2017 [fa icon="tags'] VMware, How To Guide, PowerShell, VMware vSphere, VMware Horizon

Often times I’m called in to perform a health check of a VMware Horizon environment due to a performance or operational issue. These issues make the environment unstable and effect user productivity. There are various things we can do in the environment to optimize the persistent or non-persistent virtual desktops, but first we need to make sure the virtual desktop infrastructure is configured properly.

Proper configuration entails proper server sizing. More often than not, these servers are not sized properly. Under-sizing causes performance issues and over-sizing wastes resources.

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Citrix Synergy 2017 Recap, News & Product Updates

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Johnny Ma [fa icon="calendar'] June 16, 2017 [fa icon="tags'] Managed Services, Virtualization, Citrix XenMobile, Citrix, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft, Citrix XenApp, Citrix Storefront, Citrix XenDesktop, Lewan News & PR, Microsoft Windows, Cloud Computing, Microsoft Azure

This year’s annual Citrix Synergy conference took place in sunny Orlando, FL at the end of May. The event never disappoints and once again indicates that it’s going to be an exciting year for Citrix customers!

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6 Tips to Consider When You're Ready to Lease a Copier

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Lewan Solutions [fa icon="calendar'] June 8, 2017 [fa icon="tags'] Xerox, Paperless Solutions, Paper, Printers & Copiers, Fax Solutions, Scanning, Document Workflow

Guest post by Bruce Grandchamp, Director of Field Engineering at Lewan Technology.

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Lewan Ranked as Top IT Service Provider on CRN's 2017 SP500 List

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Allie Perry [fa icon="calendar'] June 5, 2017 [fa icon="tags'] Managed Services, Lewan Awards & Certifications, CRN, IT Solutions

For a fourth time, Lewan Technology in Denver, CO has been recognized on CRN’s Solution Provider 500 list as one of the top largest technology integrators, IT solution providers and IT consultants in Denver and North America.

The SP500 list is CRN’s predominant channel partner award list, serving as the industry standard for recognition of the most successful solution provider companies.

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How to Deploy VMware Horizon Access Point via PowerShell

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Johnny Ma [fa icon="calendar'] May 24, 2017 [fa icon="tags'] VMware, How To Guide, PowerShell, VMware vSphere

The VMware Horizon Access Point greatly reduces the amount of resources needed for the redundant or non-redundant Horizon Environment.

Previously when deploying Security Server, a single Security Server needed to be sized as a Connection Server which is 4vCPU and 12GB of RAM. If you combine that with the Connection Server that the Security Server is paired with, the Connection Server is once again 4vCPU and 12GB of RAM. If this was a redundant environment your Connection Server and Security Server infrastructure tallies up to 24vCPU and 72Gb of RAM (2 Internal Connection Servers, 2 External Connection Servers and 2 Security Servers all sized at 4vCPU and 12GB of RAM).

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3 Tips for Evaluating & Choosing from Top Cloud Service Providers

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Lewan Solutions [fa icon="calendar'] May 16, 2017 [fa icon="tags'] Managed Services, Cloud Computing

Making the decision to incorporate cloud computing into your IT strategy is easy. Building the infrastructure to support it, on the other hand, is not.

Fortunately, you don’t have to.

Top cloud service providers like Lewan Technology make it possible to quickly reap the benefits of cloud computing without the time and costs of deploying physical infrastructure. In addition, select managed services should be available to fill capacity or capability gaps in managing IT environments in the cloud and/or on premise with a single support center.

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"vPOSE" Best Practices for New Technology Adoption

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Todd Johnson [fa icon="calendar'] May 11, 2017 [fa icon="tags'] Managed Services, Virtualization, IT Solutions

It’s increasingly difficult to balance the benefits of technology innovation with the rate at which you and your organization can consume it. We see two primary factors in this:

  1. The increasing rate of technology innovation. Take written communication—papyrus was used for 3000 years before paper, only 400 years came between the printing press and the typewriter, then just 60 years until the computer text editor.
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Citrix Profile Management Done Correctly (Part 2 of 2)

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Johnny Ma [fa icon="calendar'] April 27, 2017 [fa icon="tags'] Citrix, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, Google, Microsoft Outlook

This post is a continuation of Citrix Profile Management Done Correctly Part 1.

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I clicked “Print” but my job didn’t print. Now what?

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Lewan Solutions [fa icon="calendar'] April 13, 2017 [fa icon="tags'] How To Guide, Paper, Printers & Copiers

Guest blog post by Jeremie Dobbs, a Senior Systems Analyst and printer-networking-issue-solving-pro at Lewan Technology.

We’ve all experienced the frustration of clicking Print and the document never actually printing. Your first assumption is probably that the printer is broken. This may be the case, but the job might not even be getting to the printer in the first place. 

Here's how to determine if your printer needs service or if there is another issue causing it not to print. 

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Error Fix: Cisco Spark for Windows Installation Roaming Profile Conflict

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by John Certeza [fa icon="calendar'] April 6, 2017 [fa icon="tags'] Cisco, How To Guide, Microsoft Windows, CIsco Spark

Cisco Spark is an incredibly cool new cloud-based solution for meetings, messaging and calling (more details in a forthcoming post!), but as with any technology, we run into the occasional error message...

When installing Cisco Spark on a new system, if you encounter a conflict with your roaming profile that prevents the install, here's the fix.

The error I received was: The older version of Cisco Spark cannot be removed. Contact your technical support group.

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