Articles In Infrastructure

By Hank Smith, Posted in Infrastructure

That question came up recently for a customer when all of their vSphere hosts (8 in total) were pegged at 100% CPU. Customer Environment The environment consists of eight Nutanix nodes (servers) within a cluster running VMware vSphere 6.7 U3. The Nutanix clusters host core services (AD, SQL, File & Print, etc.) along with a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7.15 LTSR environment. Users access the environment via a pair of Citrix ADC VPX 200s. The user load is split between Virtual App sessions and Wind... read more.

  • January 25, 2021

By Hank Smith, Posted in Infrastructure, Virtualization

Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD), was released in September 2019, and is seen as the next step in the evolution of Microsoft’s OS. Microsoft Azure really doesn’t offer native management of WVD, and that is where Citrix, VMware, NetApp VDS (formerly CloudJumper), and Nerdio come in. CitrixAnyone familiar with Citrix Cloud can easily create WVD desktops as it is just another target. Citrix supports a variety of features with the use of WVD, specifically the HDX protocol, integration with other target... read more.

  • June 29, 2020

By Kamran Ahmad, Posted in Infrastructure

Last December, Citrix released Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 1912 Long Term Service Release (LTSR), formerly known as XenApp/XenDesktop. Cumulative Update 1 was released last month with new features and fixes that are described in this article. When Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop 1912 LTSR was first released, customers using XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR were required to upgrade to Cumulative Update 5. However, the Cumulative Update for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 LTSR 1912 allows customers to... read more.

  • June 18, 2020

By Gotham, Posted in Infrastructure, Security, Staffing, Support

Gotham Community, It’s been three weeks since New York State issued lockdown orders and four weeks since we enacted our work from home protocol in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. I hope this note finds you all sheltering in place and that you and your families are safe. What follows is a brief update on our current capabilities and procedures. We are serving all of our clients remotely and are pleased to report no impact on our ability to fulfill client requirements and meet our service level ag... read more.

  • April 13, 2020

By Gotham, Posted in Infrastructure, Security, Staffing, Support

Gotham Community, It’s been three weeks since New York State issued lockdown orders and four weeks since we enacted our work from home protocol in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. I hope this note finds you all sheltering in place and that you and your families are safe. What follows is a brief update on our current capabilities and procedures. We are serving all of our clients remotely and are pleased to report no impact on our ability to fulfill client requirements and meet our service level ag... read more.

  • April 13, 2020

By Ed Bratter, Posted in Infrastructure

Just wait one damn moment, please. I wonder how many of my fellow IT professionals have experienced some variation of this: You walk into the office on a sunny morning thinking about the tasks you need to do for the day. Before you get to your desk, you run into your manager, who says she needs you to attend a meeting in the conference room in 30 minutes. You grab a cup of coffee, do a couple of quick things, and stroll down the hall wondering what this could be about. You walk into the conference room, wh... read more.

  • April 03, 2020

By Ed Bratter, Posted in Infrastructure

Arguably one of the more tedious tasks when building Exchange servers is configuring the disks and volumes. Even in smaller environments, where there may be only two or three databases, the actual number of volumes gets multiplied by the number of copies in the DAG. Consider an Exchange organization that has three databases with three copies of each database. From a configuration perspective that’s nine volumes that need to be configured. Disk Manager does not provide an efficient way to do this. Ther... read more.

  • April 02, 2020

By Ken Phelan, Posted in Infrastructure, Security, Staffing, Support

In the early days of the COVID-19 crisis we saw many very large organizations quickly sending employees to work from home. At Gotham we weren’t surprised. We had helped many of these organizations set up the technologies behind this capability. It cost them nothing in productivity to send their employees home. If your organization found itself challenged in that effort, this article is for you. In the midst of this storm, it’s hard to guess what the “new normal” might look like on t... read more.

  • April 02, 2020

By Gotham, Posted in Infrastructure, Security, Staffing, Support

Gotham Community, As we work together through the unprecedented challenges presented by the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, I wanted to send an update on Gotham’s processes and procedures during the situation. First and foremost, our thoughts go out to all of those who have been personally impacted by COVID-19 and the many people on the front lines in this crisis. We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to first responders, health care workers, truck drivers, and the myriad of other peopl... read more.

  • March 23, 2020

By Gotham, Posted in Infrastructure, Security, Staffing, Support

Gotham Community, As we work together through the unprecedented challenges presented by the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, I wanted to send an update on Gotham’s processes and procedures during the situation. First and foremost, our thoughts go out to all of those who have been personally impacted by COVID-19 and the many people on the front lines in this crisis. We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to first responders, health care workers, truck drivers, and the myriad of other peopl... read more.

  • March 23, 2020