How to Fix Applications Not Working with Citrix MCS or PVS

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Johnny Ma [fa icon="calendar'] December 6, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Virtualization, Citrix, Microsoft, Managed Infrastructure & Helpdesk

I always encourage clients to use the single image management solutions provided by Citrix. When done correctly, Machine Creation Services (MCS) and Provisioning Services (PVS) deployments can significantly decrease administrative overhead of managing images.

Updating the gold/master image and deploying read-only copies ensures not only consistency and ease of use in the environment, but makes the environment user-proof. Unfortunately, sometimes when clients implement MCS or PVS, it doesn’t play well with their current applications. These hurdles can make a client want to abandon single image management, but we can utilize tools that are already built into the Active Directory environment to resolve these issues. Here's how.

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Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) vs. Machine Creation Services (MCS)

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Johnny Ma [fa icon="calendar'] September 30, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Virtualization, Citrix, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, Managed Infrastructure & Helpdesk

Deploying Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) with your new XenApp/XenDesktop site? Consider the benefits of Machine Creation Services (MCS) first.

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Are you confident in your Disaster Recovery plan? Request a Free Review

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Scott Pelletier [fa icon="calendar'] August 30, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Managed Services, Data Storage, Data Backup & Recovery, Cloud Computing, Managed Infrastructure & Helpdesk, Data Security, Microsoft Azure

In the case of an outage, it's important for organizations to prepare their disaster recovery (DR) strategy now so they have a plan in place to prevent business downtime and revenue loss.

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Error Fix: "The App-V server addresses must be valid URLs" in XenApp/XenDesktop 7.9

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Kevin Ottomeyer [fa icon="calendar'] July 11, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Virtualization, Citrix, Microsoft, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, How To Guide, Managed Infrastructure & Helpdesk

The new Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.9 has a lot to offer and worth making the upgrade, but being at the front of the line to implement a new release can also come with the risk of a few bugs. Here’s one we've come across and a quick fix to resolve the error.

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Testing Latency for Cloud Optimization: Meet the Superflux Capacitor

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Scott Pelletier [fa icon="calendar'] April 19, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Managed Services, Cloud Computing, Managed Infrastructure & Helpdesk

As we move more and more clients to the cloud, we want to help them do so with little or no surprises along the way. To facilitate this, we developed a Cloud Optimization & Readiness Assessment to roadmap a strategy that ensures success through evaluating and engaging people, process and technology as part of the overall plan.

But our Professional Services team wasn't satisfied stopping there. To take it a step further, as part of a team "hackathon" challenge, a group of our engineers developed an additional cloud readiness tool to test latency:

Meet the Lewan "Superflux Capacitor"

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Nimble Storage Announces New All Flash Array Series + 2 Upcoming Events

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Mike Garner [fa icon="calendar'] February 26, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Virtualization, Data Storage, Lewan Events, Lewan News & PR, Disk Performance, Nimble Storage, Managed Infrastructure & Helpdesk

Nobody likes to wait. And time spent waiting for an application to respond is, at best, wasted staff time, and at worst, lost revenue or lost customers. To meet this demand for high performance, always-on infrastructures, one of the most exciting partnerships we’re able to offer our clients is Nimble Storage.

Our customers already rave about the simplicity and performance Nimble has brought to their infrastructures with hybrid storage arrays, and now this week, Nimble has announced a new family of storage arrays built with only flash drives, the Predictive All Flash Array (AFA).

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Still running VMWare vSphere 5.1? Time to plan your upgrade!

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Kenneth Fingerlos [fa icon="calendar'] February 24, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Virtualization, VMware, Data Storage, Managed Infrastructure & Helpdesk, VMware vSphere

Do you know what VMWare vSphere version you're running? If its 5.1 or below, it's time to think about upgrading so you don't lose support.

Last week I went into a customer environment to talk about infrastructure planning and found that they were on an old 4.x version of vSphere, which went end-of-general-support back in 2014, yikes!

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VMware 2016 Launch Recap: Feature Changes & Product Updates

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Mike Garner [fa icon="calendar'] February 15, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Virtualization, VMware, Data Storage, Networking, Cloud Computing, Managed Infrastructure & Helpdesk, VMware vSphere, VMware vCenter

As a VMware solutions provider, last week was an important week for announcements of changes to the VMware product line. In a series of launch events titled The IT Agenda for 2016: Enabling the Digital Enterprise, the VMware team from Palo Alto outlined a number of feature changes, major product revisions and improvements to licensing options. If you missed the launches, here's a recap of the highlights and changes you need to know about.

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Partner Spotlight Video: Fortrust Data Center Services

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Scott Pelletier [fa icon="calendar'] January 15, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Managed Services, Data Storage, Fortrust, Cloud Computing, Managed Infrastructure & Helpdesk, IT Solutions

Lewan’s cloud, hosting and managed services sit atop the Fortrust data center to provide a solid foundation for our service delivery. We provide an array of IT support and infrastructure options to our clients and having a stable, 100% uptime environment helps us deliver world class support services to our clients.

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Lewan Named as 2015 CRN Triple Crown Award Top IT Services Companies

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Allie Perry [fa icon="calendar'] December 9, 2015 [fa icon="tags'] Managed Services, Virtualization, Data Storage, Data Backup & Recovery, Lewan Awards & Certifications, Unified Communication & Collaboration, Cloud Computing, Managed Infrastructure & Helpdesk, Data Security, IT Solutions

Lewan Technology is proud to announce that we have been honored with the esteemed 2015 CRN Triple Crown Award, recognizing standout top IT services companies. Lewan was chosen as one of just 57 North American companies to qualify for the list.

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