ControlUp Automation – Optimizing 6 Million Sessions
Posted By Trentent
August 27, 2019
ControlUp captures metadata of community members. This leads to innovation like allowing customers to compare their logon times vs the wider community. I reached out to the ControlUp Research team and asked a question that I had been thinking about.  What percentage of users are idle or in a disconnected state over the course of […]
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 […]
Are Published Applications right for your Organization?
Posted By Theresa Miller
January 31, 2018
Published applications are a great way to deploy applications to your organizational users.  Essentially what you are doing when you publish an application is virtualizing an application.  Yes, you heard me right.  The application is deployed to a server, virtualized, and then access to just the application is granted to a user.  Not convinced that […]
Exciting New Published Application Metrics
Posted By Gadi Feldman
January 18, 2018
ControlUp was born from the EUC world. A world full of remote sessions, remote protocols, published desktops and published applications, each with lots of moving parts. From its early days ControlUp provided good coverage and lots of metrics for most of these moving parts. You can monitor sessions, processes, logon times, the servers as a […]
Troubleshooting Citrix PVS Issues with ControlUp
Posted By Yoni
September 16, 2015
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 […]
Posted By Yoni
October 12, 2014
Microsoft Office is the most popular office productivity suite in corporate IT environments. Citrix XenApp, a popular application virtualization platform in corporate environments is commonly used to deliver Microsoft Office applications to end users. The Citrix XenApp server hosts applications, such as MS Office, on a centralized server and allows users to connect and work with […]
Posted By Yoni
July 02, 2014
A few weeks ago I stumbled upon post by Rob Beekmans discussing some important Citrix EdgeSight 5.4 features that seems to be missing in the new Desktop Director / EdgeSight solution in XenDesktop 7.1 and XenApp/XenDesktop 7.5. After reviewing the views and features of Desktop Director in a lab environment (based on a XenDesktop 7.5 installation) I […]
Posted By ControlUp Team
September 16, 2013
[styledbox type=”information” ]This document applies to any version of: Remote Desktop Services, XenApp, XenDesktop, XenServer, VMware View, VMware, MS Hypervisor and Microsoft Servers.[/styledbox] Modifying or adding registry setting on multiple virtual or physical machines (RDP/Citrix sessions, physical machines) without modifying the Group Policy is always a challenge. In this short “How to” article we will […]