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How to Optimize Citrix Virtual Delivery Agent?


Question: Does Citrix has a tool to optimize the Operating System (OS) of the Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA) master image?


Answer: Yes, you can download #Citrix Optimizer – Beta (v1.0.0.16).

This tool was created  June 21, 2017 and recently updated on October 21, 2017. Follow this link:

“The Citrix Optimizer is a Windows tool to help Citrix administrators optimize various components in their environment, most notably operating system with Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA). The tool is PowerShell based, but also includes a graphical UI.

Citrix Optimizer can run in three different modes:

Analyze – analyze the current system against a specified template and display any differences
Execute – apply the optimizations from the template
Rollback (available in PowerShell only for Beta release) – revert the optimization changes applied previously”

To help us improve Citrix Optimizer, please send your feedback to



Your mobile phone can do it all

Mobile user’s dream to only cary their phone to their workplace.
Lot’s of good reasons have pushed us to drag both our phone and laptop wherever we work.

With this new partnership, it’s no longer the case. Now your mobile phone can do it all. It has the power and flexibility to connect you to your virtual office!

With Samsung DeX and Citrix Cloud technologies, your mobile workforce can rely on a single device to get their job done. Your mobile phone has the power to deliver a great user experience when accessing native mobile app and/or a fully functioning Citrix virtual desktop.

All you have to do is plug your Samsung device on a DeX station. Citrix users can launch Citrix Receiver from inside DeX to access all their desktops and Apps, all powered by their phone.

Here “How Samsung Dex and Citrix Are Changing Mobile Computing” from Natalie Zfat –Samsung Video Correspondent– and  Steve Sieron –Citrix Sr.Alliance Manager–

See this quick demo from Chris Fleck –VP & Citrix Technical Fellow– on how to “Unpack a New Way to Work” by @chrisfleck 

For more on this partnership check out Sean Donahue —@SeanDo40– blog post:


This is how the future works: Citrix & Red Bull Racing

Citrix is helping Red Bull Racing re-imagine how they work at the track, the garage, the factory, and everywhere in between.

The chalenge: Two cars on racetrack packed with 100 sensors each streaming live data

In this short video, here from Al Peasland –Head of Technical Partnerships at Red Bull Racing– about the unreal data in real time.
“Citrix allows us to access [real-time data] anywhere in the world in near real-time. The Citrix tools are helping us to optimize who we actually send to the racetrack and who we can now retain within our UK operation. [Red Bull Racing operation] know they can access data real time, and offer a valid contribution to the team without having to fly thousands of miles around the world each year.”

Al Peasland added: “It is really about adding efficiency and flexibility to the team.” […] “Ultimately that’s playing out for the rest of the business and hopefully results on track”


vExpert 2017 Award Announcement

Honored to be selected for my 3rd year in the vExpert program.

vExpert 2017 Award Announcement

The list 2017 vExperts was announced today. Each of us have demonstrated significant contributions to the community and a willingness to share their expertise with others.

For a full list of the community active member please refer to this link:

vExpert Directory




Demo Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode

Installing Horizon Air Link and Horizon Cloud Service Pairing

How to install Horizon Air Link and set up the Horizon Air Node so that you can start using the Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode.


VMware vExpert 2016


I am very proud to become a again… Made it two years in a row.


Thanks to all of you guys out there helping to increase our knowledge!

VMware vExpert 2016


Webinar – Southwest Florida Management District deploys ArcGIS Pro on VMware Horizon with NVIDIA GRID vGPU

Date:  Thursday January 28 – Time: 8:00 am PST / Registration Link

ArcGIS Pro represents a great advancement in GIS software, permitting linked 2D and 3D map windows in a 64-bit multi-threaded application.

The latest rendering technologies with OpenGL and DirectX are employed to take advantage of modern hardware resources across multiple platforms; laptops, PCs, workstations and virtual environments.  One area we are excited about is using ArcGIS Pro in virtual environments with VMware Horizon with NVIDIA GRID vGPU. ArcGIS Pro delivers a game-like user experience, giving access to all the features of Pro from anywhere, at any time, on any device.  Esri and Southwest Florida Water Management District will present on the IT benefits of delivering virtual desktops and end users perspectives of moving to a virtualization solution.

By attending this webinar, you will learn about ESRI, VMware, and NVIDIA synergies:
ArcGIS Pro, the newest addition to the ArcGIS for Desktop suite, is a modern, 64-bit, multithreaded application that provides integrated 2D and 3D spatial analysis and visualization in one package. As with ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro is expected to be successfully virtualized by countless companies and organizations.

Date:  Thursday January 28 – Time: 8:00 am PST / Registration Link




Webinar – Deploy VMware Horizon 6 with NVIDIA GRID 2.0

Replay on ReadyTalk Conferencing
You need to deploy immersive, high-powered 3D graphics to your users, cost-effectively, with performance that scales – but not sure where to start? Let our experts walk you through everything you need to know, from evaluation, to GPU profiles, to sizing your environment, configuration, install and more! We’ll show you the best practices and tips to running and managing an optimized environment with NVIDIA with VMware Horizon 6, using the latest GRID 2.0 technology. We’ll put all the pieces together so you can hit the ground running with high-performance desktops.

By attending this webinar, you will learn:

  • NVIDIA GRID with VMware Horizon 6 solution overview
  • Installing and configuring your environment
  • Tips & tricks to optimize

Replay on ReadyTalk Conferencing


Virtualizing ArcGIS Pro with a Dell Rack-Mounted Appliance and NVIDIA GRID

I wanted to update you on our recent partnership announcement. This news came up earlier this week on December first.

Virtualizing ArcGIS Pro with a Dell Rack-Mounted Appliance and NVIDIA GRID

For a complete look at this new solution, see Accelerate Esri Arcgis Pro Desktop Virtualization. You can also access this cool video (less than 2 min) from NVIDIA that capture all the benefits of leveraging this new platform:

“Boost Esri ArcGIS Pro performance by moving compute power to the cloud with the new Esri ArcGIS Desktop Virtualization Appliance – learn more at Leverage graphics-accelerated virtualization — powered by NVIDIA GRID™ technology—to give your users the same performance and experience as a local PC in a virtual environment.” by NVIDIA

For additional available resources on this topic follow these links:



Deploy VMware Horizon 6 with NVIDIA GRID