Virtualisation

Why SD-WAN and SaaS Are the Perfect Match

Citrix employee blogs - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 13:01

The trend lines are clear: SaaS (software as a service) is here to stay, and it’s only poised to grow further in the future. With SaaS adoption rates now at 79 percent among businesses, moving your enterprise applications into the …

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Viewing VMware Unified Access Gateway statistics with REST

Andrew Morgan - from the trenches - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:38

<Tap Tap> Is this thing still on? Good!

The VMware Unified Access Gateway really is a wonderful device. With a quick deployment of an OVF you’re up and running with free remote access to your VMware Horizon environment. The device is so simple in fact, that it’s often a case of set and forget, it does the hard work freeing you up to do more important things.

A request came in from a customer last year to be able to view more about what this little magic appliance is doing, how healthy it is and how many  users it is currently servicing.

For VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon customers, this data is all available directly in the VROPS portal, but what if you don’t have VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon? or want to query this in an automated fashion?

Well the good news is, the clever engineers behind this project not only allowed RESTful configuration of the product, they also allowed restful retrieval of the information too!

if  you browse to https://<your device IP or name>:9443/rest/v1/monitor/stats you’ll get all the info you could want as below: (after you authenticate, of course).

In the XML REST response you get above, you’ll get the information about the device health and also the services (horizon, authentication, etc.).

So that’s great, but wouldn’t it be nice if we could get that information from PowerShell too?

I’ve thrown together a Powershell module here you can use or hack apart for your own purposes to allow you to query your own Unified Access Gateway appliances.

Simply import the module:

from here you can see the exported cmdlets:

and here are the two exports below:

Get-VMwareUAGHorizonStats:

Get-VMwareUAGHealth:

 

So that’s it! A big thank you to my colleague Mark Benson for the endless, cheerful help. Despite how much of a pest i can be!

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5 Best Practices for File Access in a Digital Workspace

Citrix employee blogs - Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:00
Digital business is here—and people are working everywhere on a multitude of devices. Traditional workplaces are no longer meeting the needs of today’s mobile workforce. Organizations must innovate and upgrade to meet the mobility requirements of employees, partners, and customers …   Related Stories
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Ease the Transition to the Cloud with NetScaler on AWS

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 17:00
Citrix is all about choice. So, when you choose to move your workloads to the cloud, we view it as an opportunity.

With Citrix NetScaler and AWS, you not only get the scalability of the cloud but also, the benefits …

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A Bad Reputation – what are you willing to risk for brand awareness?

Theresa Miller - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 16:35

Do you have a bad reputation? We need to talk about bad reputations and the winner-take-all philosophy in tech. Our companies compete for the same deals, and sometimes they go hard. But, how far is too far when you’re trying to win big deals? Would we know it when we see it? Scandal is what […]

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How Women Formed the Computer Programming Industry

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 14:00

As a presenter, one of my favorite topics this year has been talking about the future of IT security. Where are we heading? What are the implications? What will IT security look like in the future?

If I could summarize …

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Women in IT

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 13:55

It’s International Women’s Day, and while it’s no secret, this is the perfect time to note that women comprise but a small percentage of IT professionals. While those numbers are increasing – based on numerous efforts to encourage young women …

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VPrefer: Session Sharing Between a Published Desktop and a Published Application Made Easy

Citrix employee blogs - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 12:00

VPrefer is a great new feature introduced in Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop 7.17. It allows you to enable session sharing between a published desktop and application in a double hop scenario with almost no administrative effort. For your end …

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Citrix TIPs Series: Citrix on Azure FAQs

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 21:00
Last month, I joined Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect Jeff Mitchell to present the lessons learned deploying Citrix technologies on Microsoft Azure. In case you missed it, the webinar recording is available on our Technology in Practice homepage.

The event …

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Relax! XenServer Backups Made Easy

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 17:00
Imagine you are casually sitting at your desk, working on some vital report, when your cat decides to bump into your coffee and spill it all over your laptop (probably on purpose). ZAP! Your report is lost forever and hours …   Related Stories
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Send Citrix Execs to “the Slammer” to Help Fight Leukemia & Lymphoma

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 16:00
What do you get when you throw Citrix executives in jail? You get some very unhappy Citrix executives. But you also get the “Citrix Most Wanted” fundraising event benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light the Night Walk.

On …

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From SD-WAN to Secure Multi-Cloud

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 15:00

If you haven’t already noticed, the workspace of tomorrow looks very different from the workspace of 20 years ago. Desktops have given way to laptops, smartphones, and tablets; data is increasingly stored in remote locations and in the cloud, and …

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Shared Computer Activation & Roaming Tokens

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 13:08

“Don’t bogart that token, my friend.”

Have you ever walked in on a couple of people in mid-conversation and what they were talking about was so interesting that you just had to lean in and listen? Today’s episode of …   Related Stories
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Unrivaled User Experience, Simple Migration with Liquidware & Citrix XenDesktop

Citrix employee blogs - Wed, 03/07/2018 - 02:21
This blog post was written by Jason E. Smith – VP Products, Liquidware, a Citrix Ready Partner Hospital Leverages Liquidware to Transition 100 XenApp Servers and 8,000 Citrix XenDesktop users from Windows Server 2008r2 to Latest Citrix XenDesktop on Server …   Related Stories
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All New Citrix Ready CSP Program Launches Today!

Citrix employee blogs - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 17:00
At Summit 2018, we announced a new, exciting enhancement to the Citrix Service Provider Program – the Citrix Ready CSP Program. Today, we’re officially launching the program and bringing the power of Citrix Ready to CSPs.

Now, you will be …

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The Way We Work: How Cloud Services Are Transforming IT at Citrix

Citrix employee blogs - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 15:00
Many of our customers look to Citrix for guidance on how to embrace the transformative power of cloud services. Because it’s helpful to learn how other organizations have made this transition, I’ve been I interviewing Citrix leaders across the company …   Related Stories
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Introducing Citrix XenApp Service: The Simplest Way to Move to a Hybrid Cloud Solution

Citrix employee blogs - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 13:00
At Citrix, we understand that cloud transformation doesn’t happen overnight. Moving to the cloud is a journey and customers must go at their own business pace. We also recognize that making the transition from traditional software-based XenApp and XenDesktop to …   Related Stories
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What Sort of Treats Will You Find Inside of Citrix Receiver for Windows 4.11?

Citrix employee blogs - Tue, 03/06/2018 - 11:00
The newest release of Citrix Receiver for Windows — v4.11 — is live and we have a few surprises in store for you. In addition to the regular quality enhancements related to performance, stability and features, you’ll find some Easter …   Related Stories
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Securing the Patient’s Digital Perimeter

Citrix employee blogs - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 21:45

This post has optional musical accompaniment for your listening pleasure.

Once upon a time, in a hospital far, far away, a doctor sat at his desk, mulling over medical files and dictating notes into a “dictaphone.” He stubbed out his …

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Introducing QwickACCESS for Citrix XenDesktop on Chrome OS!

Citrix employee blogs - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 19:00
Streamlined data access makes life better for healthcare professionals: Introducing QwickACCESS for Citrix XenDesktop on Chrome OS

In healthcare, every second counts, which means the faster clinicians can access their workspace, the more time they can focus on patient care. …

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