ControlUp Automation: Session Resource Optimization
Posted By Trentent
August 09, 2019
Session optimization is a common challenge, whether you’re managing a Citrix, VMware Horizon, RDS, or WVD environment (or an environment composed of all three). We’ve been working on a approach to attacking the problem, creating scripts and adding triggers to make the result more comprehensive and powerful. And we’ve done it! These new trigger/script action […]
ControlUp Automation – Faster Than a Human – Augmented Troubleshooting
Posted By Trentent
June 27, 2019
ControlUp Automation – Faster than human – Augmented Troubleshooting The challenges of troubleshooting intermittent problems   I’m working with a customer who’s having an intermittent issue. The database that Citrix connects to occasionally becomes unavailable — why, no one knows. Since Citrix has a 90 second delay from the database outage to the local host cache […]
ControlUp Automation – Session Timeout Per Application
Posted By Trentent
June 03, 2019
Server Silos  When I was a Citrix administrator, I hated having server silos.   I worked extremely hard to minimize the number of silos in our environment.  This made management of virtual machines easier, reduced configuration sprawl and made the environment more consistent.  This is a very big challenge, though. When you are able to […]
Posted By Trentent
June 03, 2019
Wow.  An amazing powerful new feature from ControlUp was released with ControlUp Real-Time Console 7.4.  Automated Actions. This article is going to dive into this exciting new feature and what it is capable of and what value it can offer. ControlUp Automated Actions has several different categories where it can improve the ability of an […]
Introducing ControlUp Automation!
Posted By Trentent
May 16, 2019
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 […]
Update: Logon GPO Analysis via PowerShell
Posted By Niron Koren
July 29, 2018
End-user happiness would decrease exponentially if your end-user had enough time to make a cup of joe while logging on.  Therefore, a crucial part of a good end-user experience is keeping logon times short. Part of your job as a SysAdmin is to make sure that the logon sequence, including authorization, profile load, shell initialization […]
New PVS Farm Check SBA
Posted By Andrew
May 03, 2016
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’s New HDX Simulator SBA
Posted By Matan Nataf
March 28, 2016
ControlUp exposes a new Script Based Action (SBA) which lays the groundwork for our brand new HDX simulator. This script allows sysadmins to initiate HDX connections to XenApp servers and get back a report about the status of those servers (connection established successfully, or, in case of failure it includes the specific error code that […]
Printers, Drivers & SBAs, Oh My!
Posted By Zeev
October 12, 2015
Recently, two ControlUp users, Matthias Stutzke from Schneider Versand and Josh Edwin, Citrix Engineer – Systems Administrator III at B/E Aerospace, contributed simple but effective scripts to the Community SBA collection. Matt gave us List User’s Printers and Josh wrote List User’s Mapped Network Drives. These SBAs may seem too simple and not very useful, but consider the scenario where you […]
Logon GPO Analysis via PowerShell
Posted By Niron Koren
March 11, 2015
End-user happiness would decrease exponentially if your end-user had enough time to make a cup of joe while logging on.  Therefore, a crucial part of a good end-user experience is keeping logon times short. Part of your job as a SysAdmin is to make sure that the logon sequence, including authorization, profile load, shell initialization […]
Posted By ControlUp Team
April 22, 2014
Hi, ControlUp users! Today I want to briefly discuss a new Community SBA that was posted recently, “Display DLLs loaded by process”. We had a request to be able tell which DLLs are loaded by a given process. Why would we want to do that? It seems that sometimes a program may be misbehaving on […]
Posted By Yoni
April 08, 2014
Script Based Actions was mentioned in my ControlUp 3.0 overview blog as one of the new major additions in ControlUp 3.0, this blog post will provide an in depth coverage on the new SBA feature. SBA’s allows ControlUp admins to extend the built-in management actions library by importing PowerShell, VB or batch scripts into the console. This […]