Recently Citrix released XenMobile 8.7 which includes updates and enhancements to the following components: App Controller, Device Manager, WorxHome, and WorxMail. The complete overview can be found in Citrix eDocs. In addition to the support of the Dutch language in WorxHome & WorxMail we have several users equipped with a Windows 8.1 RT tab, which couldn’t be managed by the previous version 8.6. We decided to be a early adaptor and upgrade our existing environment! The recommended upgrade order for the several components is:
- Netscaler (NS)
- XenMobile Device Manager (XDM)
- XenMobile Netscaler Connector (XNC)
- XenMobile AppController (XAC)
- MDX Toolkit to wrap .ipa & .apk files (WorxMail/WorxWeb)
This article will only cover upgrading XenMobile Device Manager 8.7 & XenMobile AppController 2.10.
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In the process of upgrading an old Citrix PVS 5.6 Farm I did a fresh installation of Citrix Provisioning Server 6.1 ( CPVS61016v2) on Windows 2008 R2. First I wanted to add some existing vDisks, which were located on the local PVS store. Unfortunately I was unable to add an existing vDisks, according to the PVS Console no new disk where found.
After I had checked that the vDisk files (.vdk/.pvp) were actually present I decided to validate the path for my store.
The validation tool stated a IPC error. The Citrix KB contains an article which sounded familiar “CTX134158 IPC Error when Validating Paths for Store on Provisioning Services Server”. This problem would have been solved with update CPVS61E003, the only problem was I’m running update CPVS61016v2
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Today I finally received a new laptop (HP Elitebook 8760W) which is on the Citrix XenClient HCL. Due to a ‘small’ primary SSD disk (160GB) I exchanged the cd-rom device for a additional harddisk, to store additional virtual machines. Without the cd-rom drive I had to install Citrix XenClient 2.1 with a bootable USB Key. Creating a bootable USB Key was pretty straight forward:
- Download Universal USB Installer
- Download Citrix XenClient 2.1 ISO
- Start Universal USB Installer
- Step 1: Try Unlisted Linux ISO (New Syslinux)
- Step 2: Select the XenClient ISO
- Step 3: Select your USB Key
- Step 4: Select Format Drive
- Step 5: Hit Create !
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