Articles by 'Entrcb'

By Entrcb, Posted in Infrastructure

I recently had the opportunity to deploy Provisioning Services 6.1 to upgrade an existing client from 5.6. As there was no possibility of downtime, we decided to go with a parallel update; taking a copy of the existing vDisk and reverse-imaging it as per the Citrix documentation, and then installing the Target Device software and using XenConvert to create a new vDisk. Everything went perfectly until it actually came time to boot the target device from the vDisk. The dreaded BSOD! The 7B BSOD; which mean... read more.

  • October 04, 2012

By Entrcb, Posted in Security

For years, Apple has touted its products – from Macs to iPhones and now iPads - as being free from all of the vulnerabilities of the Windows OS; but recent events and information seem to call their claims into question. In May of 2012, it was widely revealed that the extremely popular Siri feature of the new iPhone is actually storing all of your commands in an Apple datacenter as opposed to on your phone, thus creating a security risk; particularly for corporations ( read more.

  • September 05, 2012

By Entrcb, Posted in Virtualization

VMware recently announced yet another change in their licensing model; and happily it’s a return to socket-based licensing as opposed to the vRAM entitlement model that was adopted in 2011. Although statements vary as to the reasons for the return to the old model, it seems pretty clear that competition from Microsoft’s new version of Hyper-V was part of the decision; Microsoft was clearly targeting VMware’s licensing schema in their push for Enterprise adoption of their hypervisor platform. According... read more.

  • August 24, 2012