Introducing ControlUp Automation!

Introducing ControlUp Automation!

Posted By Trentent
Another day, another call had come in.  I knew all too well what this was going to be about.  Our Citrix users were getting an error message when trying to launch their applications.  We encountered this sporadically, but often enough that the process to fix this was well known. This fix was simple, but time […]
The IOPS Battle Continues: PVS vs MCS

The IOPS Battle Continues: PVS vs MCS

Posted By Niron Koren
Ever since Citrix released the new Provisioning Services cache in RAM with disk overflow there have been some spirited debates regarding the effectiveness of this new feature and it’s potential for the future. In fact, Citrix claims to have put storage vendors “on notice”. Although Citrix has been heavily promoting the new feature, there haven’t been a […]
New PVS Farm Check SBA

New PVS Farm Check SBA

Posted By Andrew
Based on the new PowerShell CMDlets for Citrix Provisioning services After much tireless lobbying from CTP’s, particularly from Carl Webster, Citrix have spent the time to convert the old soap / text based PowerShell cmdlets (which were just a wrapper for the mcli command line) to true object based PowerShell cmdlets, complete with help and examples! […]
ControlUp Insights – Historical Reporting & Analytics for End-user Computing

ControlUp Insights – Historical Reporting & Analytics for End-user Computing

Posted By Yoni
It’s a big day here at ControlUp! Today we released our new analytics and historical reporting platform, ControlUp Insights, together with a new version of our Real-time console – ControlUp 5.0. Last year, we spent a lot of time speaking with our customers, EUC community leaders and industry experts in order to understand the requirements and expectations […]
Troubleshooting Citrix PVS Issues with ControlUp

Troubleshooting Citrix PVS Issues with ControlUp

Posted By Yoni
Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) is a popular technology to manage XenApp and XenDesktop images in Citrix environments. PVS enables multiple desktops or servers to boot from a single VHD based image thus simplifying image management and eliminating the need to update and patch individual systems. In this blog post we will cover some common PVS issues and […]
Monitor Citrix PVS Retries with ControlUp

Monitor Citrix PVS Retries with ControlUp

Posted By Niron Koren
If your environment contains a Provisioning Services Server, then you won’t want to miss this Script Based Action (SBA). With ControlUp and this SBA you will know if there is a high amount of Target Device retries. Get PVS Target Device Retries When working with PVS, I/O transactions happen between the local driver on a target device […]
PVS Write Cache Size via PowerShell

PVS Write Cache Size via PowerShell

Posted By Zeev
Matthew Nichols put together a great script with PowerShell and wrote a blog about it called Monitoring Citrix PVS ‘Cache in RAM’ Size. The script that he built, allows you to monitor the PVS RAM write cache size on multiple servers. As you probably know, using the task manager to check usage is not very practical and […]

ControlUp 1.3.0 and Citrix Provisioning Services 6

Posted By Eugene
Hello All, Just wanted to publish an update about a recent issue with Citrix PVS 6 and ControlUp version 1.3.0. The issue was uncovered with the help of two members of the ControlUp user community, Simon Teale of Sportingbet and Daniel Negru of SCH Group, whom we’d like to thank on this opportunity. It turns […]