Powershell Script to monitor a Citrix XenApp 6.5 Farm's Health

by Stan Czerno June 12, 2014 05:06 CST
In a previous post I had mentioned my "homegrown monitoring service" so today I thought I would elaborate and share it.

While looking for some sort of monitoring script for XenApp, I found an excellent script written by Jason Poyner, XenApp Farm Health Report, http://deptive.co.nz/xenapp-farm-health-report/.

His script does a Health Check and emails an HTML report. The script checks just about everything concerning a XenApp Farm. [More]

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Catergories: Citrix | XenApp | Powershell

How to get the Citrix Receiver for Windows 4.1 to work with XenApp 4 for UNIX

by Stan Czerno June 11, 2014 08:06 CST
I still support an old XenApp 4 for UNIX Farm. Any Citrix Client over version does not work correctly. The App loads but does not draw the screen correctly, leaving the app seemed either greyed out or just blue. [More]

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Catergories: Citrix | Receiver | XenApp

Powershell Script to launch a Published Application from one or more XenApp Servers

by Stan Czerno June 11, 2014 04:06 CST
Two weeks ago I had a server in my lab that would not launch an application. The event log had event 10001 listed and it read "A usable server cannot be found on which to launch the application...".

So I checked out my homegrown monitoring service (which I will blog about later on) and everything was fine. The User Load was 0, the ICA port was listening and responding correctly, the XML service was running, etc. etc., but nothing would launch. This server has been running fine for more than two years. [More]

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Catergories: Citrix | XenApp | Powershell

Application and User Usage Database and Reports for XenApp 6.5

by Stan Czerno March 5, 2014 04:37 CST
I like the concept of EdgeSight but it is a beast to maintain and I rarely use the Performance Metrics. What I use most often is Application Usage reports.

I loved using the old Resource Manager for creating Application and/or User Usage reports. I miss that basic function since I have been using XenApp 6.x for a few years now. EdgeSight was supposed to give me this but it does not since I am at the Enterprise Licensing tier for XenApp. [More]

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Catergories: Citrix | XenApp | Powershell

Windows Backup Powershell Script

by Stan Czerno March 1, 2014 13:13 CST
So I was browsing for a good PowerShell script that uses the built-in Windows Server Backup features. Augagneur Alexandre's script, http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/WSB-Backup-network-email-9793e315, was a good start, so I took it a little further. [More]

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Catergories: Windows | Powershell | Windows Backup

PowerShell Script to Export XenServer VMs

by Stan Czerno February 13, 2013 09:16 CST
This Script runs from a Windows Machine with XenCenter installed. The script creates a list of all VMs in either a Pool or a stand-alone server, shuts down each VM, exports the VM, then starts the VM using XenCenter's XE command. [More]

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Catergories: Citrix | XenServer | Powershell