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How to Use NetScaler VPX as a Citrix Secure Gateway Replacement

How to Use NetScaler VPX as a Citrix Secure Gateway Replacement

With the release of XenDesktop 7, I’m happily redesigning my home lab environment and implementing all of Citrix’s shiny new offerings. Not only will this sharpen my skills, I’m thinking, but I just registered to take the XenDesktop 7 beta exams… I need to play with this stuff right now! In the process, I learned that Citrix is trying hard to phase out as much old technology as possible. Here are a few things...

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How To Install Vim On XenServer

How To Install Vim On XenServer

I’ve been using Linux for nearly a decade and a half. Back in my early college days when I first started experimenting with UNIX systems, I was forced (kicking and screaming! against my will!) to use an unintuitive little text editor called vi (it’s pronounced “vee eye,” you heretic!). Subsequently, in order to make up for some of vi‘s shortcomings, the Vim editor was born. Funny thing about Vim… once...

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Building a 2008 R2 Core Domain Controller VM on Citrix XenServer

Building a 2008 R2 Core Domain Controller VM on Citrix XenServer

I purchased a throwaway HP ProLiant DL320 G5 server recently from Comprenew, and I started configuring a simple lab environment in order to do some testing with Citrix XenServer and XenDesktop. Because this machine only has 6GB of RAM, and because I wanted a fully-functional Active Directory environment, I decided to build a domain controller using Windows Server 2008 R2 Core to avoid the overhead of the traditional Windows GUI...

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