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About cloudray

Predominantly based around Virtualization, but will include other technology related information and anything else I find interesting and feel the need to share with you. I also use this Blog as both a place to store useful information that I think that will come in handy to me at some point in the future, and also a place to help aid my learning. I find a great way to learn about something is to research about it and then write it up in my own words. I'm Pushpal Ray, from India. As a certified VCP3/4/5 professional, I am currently working as an Independent Consultant. Over 10 years of IT-industry experience, currently focused around the Desktop Virtualization(End-User Computing). I also have extensive experience in Windows Administration, Datacenter Migration, Workload profiling & benchmarking. At my leisure, I enjoy hiking, running, photography, spend hours in my fav coffee shop & spend quality time with my wife. Occasionally, catch up with few friends for a drink!

Part 2 – GRID on Cloud – Azure or AWS?

If you are planning to do some testing and pilot with nVIDIA GRID on one of the two major public cloud providers – Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS), which one would you go for? Answer to it really … Continue reading

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Part 1 – nVIDIA GRID Offerings – quick reference

As you may already be seeing lots of information flowing around in the internet around the GRID virtualization solution delivered by nVIDIA, there have been some quick and significant changes (improvements) over the last few years around the GRID virtualization … Continue reading

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Playing with nVIDIA GRID on VMware and Citrix accelerated graphics remoting solutions – Get Started User Guides

{Firstly, apologies to all the readers for the delay in sharing this through my blog though it is available online. Thought before it disappears online or the URLs goes missing or bad, i should record it in my blog.} I … Continue reading

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Securing A+ with NetScaler VPX 11.0 64.34.nc

All traffic will pass through the NetScaler appliance which is secured using HTTPS on 443! Yeah that’s correct! Oh wait, what’s the security team’s audit report stating – my netscaler is not secured it has several gaps found. Hmm yeah … Continue reading

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NetScaler Bug :: invalid admin bind credentials

Scenario During one of my deployment at a customer site, bumped across this bug around the latest build of NetScaler. Build Version: 11.0 64.34.nc Under Authentication > Dashboard, the Status will show the error instead of Up/green (assuming that the … Continue reading

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Netscaler Access Gateway v11 fails to connect to storefront due to TLSv1.2 schannel errors

Scenario On a recent customer deployment, I came across this issue where externally, using access gateway connecting to the citrix environment failing, it passed the LDAP authentication stage and then redirection to the backend storefront (LB/server) was not happening, the … Continue reading

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XenApp 6.5 – cloud-hosted WebM/MP4 videos may not work in Internet Explorer

Problem Description In one of my customer site, they are using cloud-hosted videos for their department. Basically, a cloud based video delivery system. The videos are in MP4 and WebM format. There appears to be a problem viewing these videos using … Continue reading

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