WEM Administration Console – Part 1 (Actions, Filters & Assignments)

Update of the article to the Workspace Environment Management Version 1906.

About Citrix Workspace Environment Management Console Version 1906.0.1.1

Here is the first small roundup of the WEM Administration Console and their underlaying setting options.

WEM Administration Console - Part 1 (Actions, Filters & Assignments)

Requirements

Supported operating systems:

  • Windows 10 version 1607 and newer, 32- and 64-bit
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter editions
  • Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter editions
  • Windows Server 2019 Standard and Datacenter editions
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Known issues until Citrix WEM 1808

A short listing of the older WEM topics that I noticed and can serve as an argument for you to update to WEM 1808.

Intermittent crashes of Norskale Broker Service

If the above service terminates, resources can no longer be distributed from this server. This is due to a memory allocation error that WEM still makes in the earlier versions.

Citrix Article: https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX226339

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Create a SQL Maintenance Plan for Citrix DB

SQL Maintenance Plan

The Maintenance Plan Wizard creates jobs for the Microsoft SQL Server Agent. This allows you to perform various database management tasks at specific intervals, e.g. Backups, database health checks or database statistic updates. This should be configured for all SQL databases, as this will prevent the transaction logs from becoming excessively large. Excessively large transaction logs can make the server inefficient and unstable.

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Optimization of VMs by NUMA

Introduction CPU & NUMA architecture

The main task of every CPU is to process data. But here is the misconception, the faster the CPU (or the more CPUs I allocate), the faster the data will be processed. This is unfortunately not quite that easy, because before the CPU can process the data, it must be read out by the slower system RAM and that latency can slow the CPU processing. In order to minimize the time the CPU is waiting on reading data, CPU architectures include on-chip memory caches (local RAM) that are much faster than RAM (the access is up to 95% faster).

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