Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Melaka Net - the historic city Malacca online

Just outside of SNG


Friday, June 24, 2005

Methodology in a Box

Methodology in a Box: "Welcome to what I call, �Methodology in a Box 3.0�. Version 3.0 is a major revision based around the concept of deploying the new Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite.
Methodology in a Box 3.0 includes detailed analysis, design, implementation, readiness and rollout on the following Access Suite products:
MetaFrame XP Presentation Server with Feature Release 3
MetaFrame Secure Access Manager 2.0
MetaFrame Conferencing Manager 2.0
MetaFrame Password Manager 2.0"

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Can VMWare ESX you by the 4 GB Limit

Citrix.com says you can...

The conventional Citrix multiprocessor system must assign the same 4GB pool of kernel
memory to the activities of all processors present. Without kernel memory, much and
sometimes most processor power languishes, unused. When you use virtual machines, each instance of Citrix has its own virtual machine, using one or two CPUs; each CPU has its own 4GB of memory. A single, physical machine with four processors and four single-CPU virtual machines offers the kernel, user, and applications a 16GB limit, whereas the conventional system has only 4GB.

Read the paper here

64-Bit and Citrix

So many Citrix users choose 2 processor systems because of "non-linear" performance. ie 4 processors doesn't give 2x the capacity of a 2 processor system.

Okay, Okay - what about a 64 bit windows...
Terminal'>http://www.brianmadden.com/content/content.asp?ID=186">Terminal Server and Citrix on AMD 64-bit Opteron Hardware.

Too good to be true right now as there isn't a 64-bit version of Citrix - I wonder when?

The 4GB Windows Memory Limit: What does it really mean?

The real limit for Citrix/TS seems to be 4 GB of RAM - not so much as CPUs.

The 4GB Windows Memory Limit: What does it really mean?: "People who are unfamiliar with the real meaning behind the 4GB Windows memory limit often point out that certain versions of Windows (such as Enterprise or Datacenter editions) can actually support more than 4GB of physical memory. However, adding more than 4GB of physical memory to a server still doesn't change the fact that it's a 32-bit processor accessing a 32-bit memory space. Even when more than 4GB of memory is present, each process still has the normal 2GB virtual address space, and the kernel address space is still 2GB, just as on a normal non-PAE system."

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Application Deployment | Streaming Applications

A product that completes with Softricity in the TS and client application delivery space.Application Deployment | Streaming Applications

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Softricity, Inc.

What a concept...

Applications that are centrally managed and instantly accessible like gas, water or electricity. With Softricity's SoftGrid platform, it's possible today.

Softricity, Inc.


Seems that Brad is a closet Citrixaholic - hmmm

Thanks for the links!!!

Lots more Citrix info... DABCC.com

The Thin.Net - The worlds portal for Thin Computing Solutions

The Thin.Net - The worlds portal for Thin Computing Solutions: "Welcome to the thin.net, the world's portal for thin client computing solutions. Here you will find Tips, Frequently Asked Questions, Forums, the Thin List Archives, Useful Downloads, and links to the hottest sites on the web for thin computing, Citrix and Terminal Services. The thin.net is also the home to the Windows 2000 listserv."

LasVegas. and the book

My new Metaframe book arrived and I'm trying to read it (800 pages). But who wants to read about metaframe when you're going to Vegas for the weekend. Back to the grind stone - page 27....

Monday, April 25, 2005

Citrix Metaframe XP: Advanced Technical Guide, Including Feature Release 2

It is a bit frustrating that there are NO Citrix MPS 3 books out there. The product has been released since the fall - oh well. I ordered this book!!
Amazon.ca: Books: Citrix Metaframe XP: Advanced Technical Guide, Including Feature Release 2

Friday, April 22, 2005

Brian Madden - Independent Citrix, Terminal Server, Bear Paw, and Thin Client Information

Brian Madden - Independent Citrix, Terminal Server, Bear Paw, and Thin Client Information: "Your Independent Citrix, Terminal Server, Server-Based Computing, and Thin Client Resource"

This seems to be the best website for current, non Citrix sourced, info.

Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server 3.0

Citrix Systems Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server 3.0: "Manage applications from a central location and access them from anywhere.
Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server is the easiest way to manage enterprise applications from a central location and access them from anywhere. The foundation of the MetaFrame Access Suite, Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server is the world's most widely deployed presentation server for centrally managing heterogeneous applications and delivering their functionality as a service to workers, wherever they may be."

Versioning / Product Names

The company Citrix (Citrix.com) makes a number of products – there flagship product is MetaFrame Presentation Server 3.0 (MPS). Each of the version is continuations – not a real big change.

Version History
· MetaFrame XP – near end of support lifecycle
· MPS3 – released summer ‘04
· MPS4 – to be released summer ‘05

This begs the big questions….

· Is it worth upgrading from XP to ??? (I guess due to product lifecycle support)
· Is it worth upgrading to MPS3 – or should you just go directly to MPS4 when it is released
· How hard is upgrade
· And of course – wtf does a farm have to do with a computer???

Welcome to MyCtrix


I'm blogging my learning of Citrix MetaFrame Presentation Server to serve as an easy place for me to store bookmarks and other insights. I'm not sure if anybody else will really care - but fell free to use it.