25th October 2014 · Luca Sturlese

This is part 2 in the Citrix XenApp 7.6 installation and configuration guide. In this article we go through the steps required to install the core components, which are the Delivery Controller, Citrix StoreFront, Licensing Server and Citrix Studio and Citrix Director.

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11th October 2014 · Luca Sturlese

I have decided to build a new test lab at home based on VMware architecture so that I can test and learn new technologies which I don’t always get a chance to play with at work. I have decided to go with a two physical host approach and use my existing Synology DS1813+ NAS for the storage. Because I want to simulate a physical network as much as possible, I am using a Cisco SG300-10 layer 3 switch to perform all of the management of all of the VLANs and the routing between them and my home network.

I am currently in the process of purchasing all of the hardware and building the lab. Below are all of the details of what my final test lab will look and the reasonings behind why I have made the decisions I have….

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2nd October 2014 · Luca Sturlese

Since vSphere 4.1 you have the option of setting the number of cores per CPU in a virtual machine. This allows you to present logical processors to a VM into specific socket and core configurations. This feature is commonly know as corespersocket.

So the question arises…. is it better two assign multiple sockets or multiple cores per socket?

Below we look into the best practices and when to use which option…

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