Citrix Chained Reboot Scripts, now supporting Citrix Cloud, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (CVAD), and XenApp/XenDesktop 5, 6, 6.5, and 7.x!

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Updated 2018.12.22: Revision 1.9 Now Supports Citrix Cloud!

One script now works with all current and modern versions of XenApp, XenDesktop, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops (CVAD), and Citrix Cloud Virtual Apps and Desktops Service from 7.0 and later, through 1811.

In zero-downtime 24/7 environments with shift employees, customers rarely want users to be notified of scheduled or mandatory XenApp server reboots. As a result, most of these environments have reboots disabled or this process is done manually. Unfortunately, this isn’t a good process since the XenApp servers are susceptible to memory leaks which can lead to failure and poor performance. By utilizing the included Chained reboot scripts, environments can take advantage of N+1 overallocation by processing a single server reboot while maintaining the user load on remaining systems. This has been done in such a way that users are not kicked off the system for scheduled reboots.  Instead, the server is removed from load balancing until all sessions have been logged off. Once all sessions have been logged off, the server will go down for a reboot.

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  1. MartijnMartijn05-07-2015

    Trying this on XenApp 7.6. Something is wrong. I set it to process max 2 servers at the time with 30 minute intervals and it should process the entire farm in one week (so 168 hours).

    However, now every 30 minutes it puts a server on maintenance mode, it doesn’t stop at the 2 max servers I specified. This goes on until all servers are on maintenance mode and nobody can login any longer.

    Any idea?

  2. AaronAaron05-01-2015

    i had a similar problem before, it turned out my company was blocking sharefile based sites as personal storage solutions. once i got home on a personal device i was able to download it fine. I am not sure if this is the same scenario, but if it is, try accessing from a personal device on a personal or public network.

  3. AlexAlex04-22-2015

    I was trying to download the rolling script, but the links says it’s unavailable. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thank you

  4. BarryBarry04-22-2015

    Does the download link work for anyone?

  5. Invalid LinkInvalid Link04-21-2015

    Is the link broken?

    “The link you are trying to access does not exist.”

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