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Citrix Summit Recap: New Product Releases & Feature Updates

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Lewan Solutions [fa icon="calendar'] March 8, 2017 [fa icon="tags'] Virtualization, Citrix XenMobile, Citrix, Citrix XenServer, Linux, Citrix XenApp, Citrix Storefront, Citrix XenDesktop, Networking, Unidesk, Cloud Computing, NetScaler, Microsoft Azure, Nutanix

It’s coming up on two months since I attended Citrix Summit 2017 and there have been numerous releases, products and features I’m now excited to be able to share with you! Here's a rundown of what's new.

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NVIDIA GRID 2.0 - New Features and Updates

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Lewan Solutions [fa icon="calendar'] September 28, 2015 [fa icon="tags'] VMware, Citrix, Linux

Last month NVIDIA launched GRID 2.0 architecture supporting virtualized graphics.

So what's new in NVIDIA GRID 2.0?  

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Choosing a VMware NIC: Should you replace your E1000 with the VMXNET3?

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Doug Oakes [fa icon="calendar'] August 12, 2015 [fa icon="tags'] Virtualization, VMware, Linux, Microsoft Windows, Networking, Disk Performance

Is your default VMware E1000 network interface (NIC) installed in a virtual machine causing problems with performance?

The best practice from VMware is to use the VMXNET3 Virtual NIC unless there is a specific driver or compatibility reason where it cannot be used. In many cases, however, the E1000 has been installed, since it is the default.

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Running a Root Shell in Ubuntu 13.04

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Dave Lincoln [fa icon="calendar'] September 30, 2013 [fa icon="tags'] Linux

A little over a year and a half ago, a fellow engineer wrote an article for Enabling the Root Password in Ubuntu 11.10 (instead of using sudo). The article was geared towards providing a convenient way to run root commands in a shell without the need to constantly type “sudo” at the beginning of every command.

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Asigra Linux Restore with 'sudo'

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Doug Oakes [fa icon="calendar'] July 8, 2013 [fa icon="tags'] Managed Services, Data Backup & Recovery, Linux, How To Guide, Cloud Computing

Conduct an Asigra restore to a UNIX or Linux server using sudo credentials

Verify that user is listed in /etc/sudoers file on restore target system

The sudo utility allows users root level access to some (or all) subsystems without requiring users to know the root password. Please look at documentation for the sudo utility for more information.

From Asigra restore dialog, choose files to be restored

Select Alternate location and click on '>>'

Enter server name or IP address for restore target and check both "Ask for credentials" and "'sudo' as alternate user'

Enter username and password for user configured in /etc/sudoers file

Enter "root" and same password as in previous step

Do NOT enter the 'root' password. The sudo utility uses the regular user's password.

Select restore location and truncate path, if required

Accept defaults

Restore in progress...

Verify restore completed

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Encrypting Online Storage with EncFS

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Lewan Solutions [fa icon="calendar'] June 30, 2013 [fa icon="tags'] Apple, Microsoft, Linux, Microsoft Windows

Dropbox, SkyDrive, Google Drive, SugarSync, Box, iCloud and dozens of other online storage providers all make sharing content online for access from multiple devices fast and convenient. How sweet it is to take a picture or create a document on your phone or tablet and have it automatically uploaded to "the cloud". You no longer have to worry about the data being lost if something happens to your mobile device, right?

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P2V Conversion of Linux Virtual Machine (for XenServer)

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Lewan Solutions [fa icon="calendar'] April 14, 2011 [fa icon="tags'] Citrix XenServer, Linux, How To Guide

With XenServer 5.6 Citrix removed the old Linux P2V tool which was included in earlier versions of XenServer. The old version 5.5 tool will not work with XenServer 5.6, and only supported older distributions.

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