Running XenDesktop with IntelliCache on XenServer

I finally got time to upgrade our XenServer environment to 5.6 SP2 and enabled IntelliCache on XenServer. Enabling IntelliCache during installation is easy, just put a checkmark when asked “Enable thin provisioning”. XenServer will then format the local disk as EXT3 instead of LVM. When XenServer is installed with Intellicache, you have to re-add the… Read More »

Upgrading XenDesktop 5 to SP1

This week, XenDesktop 5 SP1 was released. The most interesting improvement is support for XenServer 5.6 SP2 with IntelliCache. IntelliCache will reduce IOPS load on your storage with 90% according to Citrix. Because we are using XenServer, and want to use this new feature, the first step is to upgrade to XenDesktop 5 SP1.