0945 Dave Brett – The Dark Art of Global Server Load Balancing and High Availability
Citrix have made standing up an environment pretty easy these days, wizard driven installs and single box deployments make going from zero to a working deployment fast and simple.
What about failures and High Availability? In this session I will walk you through using NetScaler 11.1 to provide not only local redundancy using Load Balanced vServers but multi-site redundancy using NetScaler Global Server Load Balancing. Starting with what GSLB is, the available deployment methods to setting up and testing a deployment. This session should give you the ability to gain the understanding you need to put highly available Citrix (and indeed any) Infrastructure into your environment.
1100 Eduardo Molina – Citrix Lifecycle Management, How to use it, tips and tricks
Lifecycle manager is now a 1 year old Citrix tool. In this short time the tool has seen a lot of development, refinement and has become a very powerful tool that can save administrators a lot of time. In this session, we will describe the different components of CLM, we will review and demo the architecture and features like deployments, monitoring, upgrade and smart scale. We will review real world experiences so you can get your environment deployed in the shortest time possible. We will also review the requisites to deploy environments to AWS and to on premises.
Consultants and administrators working in End User Computing faces situations in which they need tooling to understand issues or configure environments. To make sure your days are not filled with searching the Internet for the right tool we have created a list of must-have-tools.
In this session Hayscen de Lannoy and Rob Beekmans, both Sr. Consultants at PQR, will work through a selection of tools and show in short demo’s how they can help you in projects. Tools shown are not limited to either Citrix, VMware or Microsoft but are to be used with every solution in the market. Listen and learn and be prepared for your next project or challenge presented. The tools presented and discussed in the session will be available afterwards on robbeekmans.net with download links.
1345 Mike Nelson – Microsoft NanoServer [ Install – Config – Manage ]
Say Hello to the new Microsoft Windows 2016 “Mini-Me” OS called NanoServer! In this session, Mike Nelson, Microsoft MVP & Citrix CTP, will cover the basics of NanoServer in just a few slides, and then it’s on to the demo’s! I have to warn you, with only a short presentation window of time given, we will be moving fast!
We will tackle the easy creation and installation of NanoServer on a virtual platform as well as in Azure, and then move right into some post image configuration options. From there, we will move to management of NanoServer, including the different ways to access NanoServer. We’ll include updating and patching, and if time still permits, we’ll even install some applications. Join this session and see it all in fast action!
1500 Carl Webster – (re)Building Your Active Directory
Your users, admins, and management are complaining about your Active Directory. Expert Carl Webster will address the following problems: An inconsistent user experience, Out of control or unreliable group policies & Painful admin experience due to unmanageable AD design and group policy design.
Or in a worst case, your company does not own their root domain name and it must be renamed! How do you get out of these messes?
By attending this session, you’ll find information on: What to do when you don’t own the root AD domain name, Options for (re)designing your AD, How all the pieces and parts of AD work together, Options for (re)designing specific Organizational Unit trees & What to do when Group Policy is out of control.
Session Takeaway: You’ll see that there is a way out of your AD and GPO messes, learn design decisions and find out how all the pieces of AD interact.
1615 Marius Sandbu – Access and Authentication Methods to Citrix
In this session Marius will talk and show different forms of access and authentication methods in a Citrix enviroment. For instance how to leverage the latest federated authentication service in XenDesktop 7.9, how to integrate Windows 10 with Azure Active Diretory and ADFS to provide SSO, how to use AlwaysON VPN to provide easy access for mobile users. Also talk about the latest Citrix cloud feature NetScaler Gateway Service and how to use that to easy provide access to a Citrix enviroment and more!