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How Slow is Slow?

Without a point of reference for comparison—a watched and ticking timer or a head-to-head race—most people won’t notice less than 33% difference in the time to complete a familiar task. A typical observer—one not actually timing things—faced with an hour-long task that completed in 40 minutes will think “hey, that seemed fast.” The same observer,…

Splunk Citrix Event Visualization
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XenDesktop Error Visualization in Splunk

Citrix XenDesktop Errors Visualized with Splunk Here are the Splunk Queries I use when I need to create Splunk timechart dashboards to visualize Citrix XenDesktop errors. Try them out and let me know how they work in your environment. This SPL Query grabs all Citrix related errors: All Citrix Errors index=”wineventlog” sourcetype=”WinEventLog:Application” SourceName=”Citrix*” error |…

Splunk Citrix Event Visualization
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Splunk StoreFront Dashboard

Need to create a StoreFront Dashboard in Splunk? Here is a quick SPL query you can run to gather some basic information on that state of the Citrix XenDesktop services that are running in your environment. If you want to narrow it down to your StoreFront hosts just replace the asterisk in the “host=”*”” with…

PowerShell Commands to Install Hyper-V

Install Hyper-V using Windows PowerShell install-windowsfeature –name hyper-v -includemanagementtools –restart Install Hyper-V using DISM.exe, run the following command from an elevated command prompt: dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:microsoft-hyper-v     Install the management tools with Windows PowerShell, you use the Install-Windows-Feature cmdlet, as follows: install-windowsfeature -name rsat-hyper-v-tools Install just the Hyper-V Manager or just the Hyper-V PowerShell…

Netscaler traffic management
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NetScaler Traffic Management Features

Here are the traffic management features of the Citrix NetScaler: Cache Redirection NetScaler Traffic Managaement analyzes incoming requests and forwards the requests for already cached data to cache servers. Dynamic HTTP requests and non-cacheable requests are forwarded to the origin servers. Content Switching Analyzes client requests and redirects the requests to specific servers on the…

Splunk PVS Boot Time In Seconds
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Citrix PVS Boot Time Splunk Query

Ever wonder how to get the boot time that Citrix XenDesktop PVS puts in the Windows Application Event Log in a format that you can calculate in Splunk? I have my Windows Event Logs dumped into index=wineventlog with a sourcetype=WinEventLog:Application. When looking for the PVS bootime you need search for SourceName=StreamProcess. That will give you…

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