Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
Discussions about VDI Solutions VMware Horizon and Citrix XenDesktop on Nutanix
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Hi, I have 2 completely different infrastructure. Nutanix AHV Cluster Esxi Cluster Now, i have a requirement, where in i have few VMs on Nutanix Cluster which acts as a Master VMs and i have clone of those VMs. I want to migrate these VMs to Esxi Cluster. Just like Export from PRISM and then Import on vCenter. How i can achieve that?? Thanks in Advanced!!
Having an issue updating the Nutanix AHV MCS Plugin. I have a Citrix farm that has been upgraded to 7.1906 and I downloaded the latest AHV MCS plugin 220.127.116.11 from Dec 2019. When executing the msi it recognizes the previous version and states it will update. then the install fails saying Citrix XenDesktop 7.9 or higher is required. This farm was previously 7.15 CU3. I also tried to uninstall the Nutanix Acropolis MCS Plugin version 18.104.22.168 that is on the server and it fails to uninstall as well with same message. Any helpful hints or suggestions appreciated.
By default, a virtual NIC on a guest VM operates in access mode. In this mode, the virtual NIC can send and receive traffic only over its own VLAN, which is the VLAN of the virtual network to which it is connected. If restricted to using access mode interfaces, a VM running an application on multiple VLANs (such as a firewall application) must use multiple virtual NICs—one for each VLAN. Instead of configuring multiple virtual NICs in access mode, you can configure a single virtual NIC on the VM to operate in trunk mode. A virtual NIC in trunk mode can send and receive traffic over any number of VLANs in addition to its own VLAN. You can trunk specific VLANs or trunk all VLANs. You can also convert a virtual NIC from the trunk mode to the access mode, in which case the virtual NIC reverts to sending and receiving traffic only over its own VLAN.
Apologies if I have posted in the wrong area but this seem Citrx related so here goes. I wil be switching from VMware to Nutanix AHV native hypervisor in the coming weeks. If anyone has already done this, can they advise on the steps they took to port over a version of Netscaler running on VMware (vSphere 5.5) to Acropolis Hypervisor on Nutanix? Not aware of any native tools that can handle that. The only other way would be to back off this config (never tried it) and upload onto a native vanilla install of the Netscaler based on KVM and uploading the config somehow. Any advice would be grateful.
Specs: Citrix App Layering Version: 4.11 AOS: 5.5 Prism Central: 5.5 We are running into an issue when creating new app layers and platform layers after upgrading to 5.5. If I disconnect our clusters from prism central, the creation process works. The app layering appliance appears to have issues creating a packaging VM on the nutanix clusters as prism central is now managing the CRUD operations, as opposed to being managed strictly by the cluster. The error message we get in app layering is: The Nutanix server has encountered a failure processing the request: (500) Error: Internal Server Error, Details: Error occurred while creating Disk Image I'm not the most familiar with the low end nutanix platform, and where to search for logs, but it appears to be caused by the centralized image managed, or the centralized VM management function of prism. Has anyone else ran into this issue, or possibly know when this will be fixed? Citrix's response is lackluster (as usual), a
I'm looking at using Cisco IP Communicator on a Horizon View persistant desktop and would like some input on what others suggest for voice traffic prioritization. Some options I see: 1> Saying "It's on 10GB, it's fine" 2> Using a separate network (port group and VLAN) specifically for voice on a VSS with 1GB uplinks 3> Using a separate network (port group and VLAN) specifically for voice on a VDS with 1GB uplinks pinned to the port group 4> Using a separate network (port group and VLAN) specifically for voice on a VDS with 10GB uplinks 5> Using a separate network (port group and VLAN) specifically for voice on a VDS with 10GB uplinks and traffic prioritization on the TOR switches for the voice VLAN using IP Precedence (differentiated services code point [DSCP]) audio priority. Any thoughts community?
Hi Everyone, We currently run our XenDesktop 5.6 Environment with Unidesk 2.1 and have only one main issue that we would like to see resolved. With Unidesk the VMDX disks (which contain the layer information) are classed as non-persistent drives. As a result when re reboot the Virtual Destkop VM the power on process can talk anywhere between 10-15 minutes - if these disks were persistent - power on is considerably quicker. I have read (ut unable to find the link) that this has been accepted as a VMware issues and currently being worked on - Can anyone shead some light on this as to when VMware will be resolving the problem Cheers Damon
Hallo All,I have an issue with memory CECC error. There were a Memory CECC error a month ago. so I replaced the part. and then 2 weeks after, the Same error occured at the same slot.so now I will upgrade the BMC & BIOS on these Node.but. should the same version of bmc & BIOS in all Nodes be in one cluster?Thanks :)p.s : there are 29 node with NX-3060-G4 and G5 in dark site
Is there a way to set uefi_boot=True as the default, replacing BIOS? Or how can I create a VM clone or template that has that set so that when I create or have a user through SSP create a new VM that is already configured as UEFI instead of BIOS? Thanks
Hello, i think about Citrix PVS on Nutanix All-Flash Blocks with Acropolis Hypervisor. But there is no offical support for AHV, which means that i have to run VMware or Hyper-V on my Nutanix Cluster to use PVS. -> [url=http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX202032]http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX202032[/url] Is there any roadmap for this?
Hi guys, Deploying full clone VDI on XD 7.13 with Studio linked to the vCenter appliance (5.5 u3e). Prism (5.02) sits behind that on Dell boxes with vSphere environment on top of that. New environment. All storage containers/nodes/etc have unique names. We don't have an issue deploying targets in vCenter manually. We have all the XD infrastructure components running without issue. If we create a new MCS catalog, the VMDKs get copied during the , but right after the copy of the base disk to the data store, the MCS wizard fails. Error Id: XDDS:0DAA3833 Exception:Citrix.Console.Models.Exceptions.ProvisioningTaskException An error occurred while preparing the image.at Citrix.Console.PowerShellSdk.ProvisioningSchemeService.BackgroundTasks.ProvisioningSchemeTask.CheckForTerminatingError(SdkProvisioningSchemeAction sdkProvisioningSchemeAction)at Citrix.Console.PowerShellSdk.ProvisioningSchemeService.BackgroundTasks.ProvisioningSchemeTask.WaitForProvisioningSchemeActionCompletion
We have been running our Horizon View environment on Nutanix a little over 6 months, and I'm ready to do my first round of disk/BIOS, etc firmware updates. My main concern, is since we are utilizing Horizon View instant clones, there is a powered on "parent image" on each host...We are running View 7.5, and I know in previous versions, there was an attribute called "Instant Clone maintenance" that you changed the value to a 1, and it would shut down and delete that parent image, disallowing any desktops from being provisioned on that host allowing you to place it in maint mode, and do your business. I need some clarity (and a sanity check!) on how to allow (or if I don't use LCM) to perform these necessary firmware updates without bringing my View environment down...This environment is used 24x7 and cannot withstand an outage..Please show me your wheel, so I have no need to re-invent!! Thank you community!
Hello, i ran into an error with my OS-Deployment via SCCM on my AHV cluster. I apply the Nutanix related drivers in the Tasksequence with following query: [b][i]Select * from Win32_ComputerSystem Where Model LIKE "KVM"[/i][/b] This worked for me all the time. After i migrated the cluster to AOS5.0 this step is skipped in the tasksequence with a message that says that this condition is FALSE. Could it be, that a newly created vm an a AOS5.0 based cluster displays another Model?My running vms on this cluster still show KVM as modul, so i'm a little bit confused.
I have a Nutanix running more than 10 Nodes in a vmware cluster Nuatix for VDI environment and CPU spikes 100% frequently - would like to know why CPU is spiking 100% everyday, underlying is Nutanix hence need to troubleshoot somewhere the other way is cause of this high cpu usgae Hypervisor VMware ESX 6.0 Update3 Environment production VMs affected VDI
We plan to implement VMware App Volumes in our View Horizon VDI. In the Nutanix solution design example they use separate datastores/containers for Desktops, App Stacks and Writeable volumes. [list] [*]Is there any advantage in creating separate datastores or can all use one single datastore? [*]Also is there any advantage in enabling compression on the VM container, except for saving space? [/list]
I've been doing some research on best practices when creating a gold OS image for VDI. Some vendors (e.g., EMC) recommend using 8k vs the default 4k with Windows 7. Obviously this has a lot to do with vendor based storage and overall design. Is there a specific OS NTFS allocation unit size Nutanix recommends when staging a gold image based on Nutanix storage technology? Any thoughts would be appreciated. References: http://blog.millennia.it/2011/01/11/making-a-leaner-fitter-windows-7-virtual-desk/http://www.emc.com/collateral/software/white-papers/h8043-windows-virtual-desktop-view-wp.pdfhttp://www.amazon.com/Implementing-VMware-Horizon-View-5-2/dp/184968796X
This seems like a painfully basic topic to be asking about, but being unfamiliar with VDI and having difficulty in finding the appropriate syntax to get solid hits, I’m just going to put this out here. We have dependencies in several application which rely upon the Computer Name (Windows Computer Name) and/or the ClientName variable to perform certain functions. With this in mind we are trying to identify how/if we can assign static ‘Computer Name(s)’ to specific individual users so that upon logging into their VDI session they will always receive the same Computer Name to be leveraged by the applications in question.
I am Robby Daniels the Xi Frame administrator at Creighton University in Omaha Nebraska. We are doing a proof of concept project to provide full Windows 10 pro VDI desktops for three of our eight colleges here at the university. We have been using "Classic Frame" hosted on AWS for two and a half years hosted in a AWS data center in Ohio. Our only issue has been network response time to and from the hosting sites. What our goal is to run all of the VDI network traffic on our LAN network. We will be using Nutanix hardware only running 4 node cluster to support XI Frame instances only. If it works out great we will be replacing lots of PC high end custom hardware / software systems with XI Frame DaaS / VDI full desktops. I would like to invite you all to chime in on any XI Frame insights you may have as this will be a game changer! Go Jays! Go Nutanix!
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