- AboutDane Young is an aspiring technothusiast specializing in application, desktop, and server virtualization technologies. Dane’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Bus. Admin/Management Information Systems from Sacramento State and a Masters of Business Administration from the Univerisity of Phoenix. Notable certifications include Citrix Certified Integration Architect for Virtualization, VMware Certified Professional for vSphere 4 and Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator. Dane’s technical experience includes: – mentoree of Bill Alderson, PMG (Pine Mountain Group, acquired by NetQoS and later Computer Associates) – technical entrepreneurship and consulting for small and medium size businesses – program manager and infrastructure engineer, K-8 education – field consulting and engineering, managed services provider, and – most recently field systems and solutions engineer, M7 Global Partner: Entisys Solutions. Location: Sacramento, Ca Technical Inspirations: Brian Madden (www.brianmadden.com) Doug Brown (www.dabcc.com) Eric Haavarstein (www.xenappblog.com) Pierre Marmignon (www.citrixtools.net) Scott Lowe (blog.scottlowe.org) Thomas Koetzing (www.thomaskoetzing.de)
NVIDIA GRID Days 2016 Recap, Key Takeaways, Technical Deep Dive and Lessons Learned!
Last week in Santa Clara, I was honored by NVIDIA to be one of thirteen professionals to join NVIDIA enterprise graphics teams for the first ever GRID Days event! GRID Days was a fun packed two day event networking with industry professionals, and getting an …
Installation and Configuration of Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop 7.8 AppDisks and AppDNA for a Basic Proof of Concept
I am really excited to see Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.8 has released to web! With this release, there are too many exciting new features to detail out here, instead just take a look at my buddy Thomas Poppelgaard’s detailed list here. I’ve summarized some …
Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) 7.6 vs. 7.7, VHD vs. VHDX and Scale-Out File Server Update
A couple years ago I was troubleshooting through a Versioning and Merge VHD issue with Provisioning Services (PVS) 7.1 and Windows Scale-Out File Server (SOFS), which resulted in my recommendation to create a Maintenance store for vDisk Versioning. I am happy to see in the …
A Thank You and Tribute to Rachel Berry (@rhbBSE) for Your COUNTLESS Contributions to Citrix and the Virtualization Community!
It’s not often I write a blog post not directly tied to a technology or lesson learned, but today is special and there are some things that needed to be said about a very special professional. Someone who has truly touched my life in meaningful …
Free MDT Tools and PowerShell Scripts to Fully Automate the Deployment and Configuration of Hyper-V Server 2016, Failover Clustering, and Storage Spaces Direct for Hyper-Converged Infrastructure!
In the previous blog post I demonstrated how to build a proof of concept environment using Windows Server 2016 with Hyper-V and Storage Spaces Direct using virtual machines on VMware vSphere. Expanding on the concepts that I covered in the previous post, I’m going to …