Install Citrix XenServer 7 on Hyper-V

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Over last years, I used to take Hyper-V for server virtualization of different kinds of Microsoft technologies like Windows Server with Lync / Skype for Business and SharePoint or Forefront products. I’m absolutely inexperienced with Citrix XenServer, so I thought to myself that I needed to get more practice with it and to get an better understanding of the capabilities. However, I didn’t want to switch my workstation from the familiar Hyper-V to XenServer and I didn’t have any physical server to install XenServer bare metal on it.

Hmm, so why not try to virtualize the new Citrix XenServer 7 with Hyper-V?…

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Install Ferrari electronic OfficeMaster Gate (virtual edition) – Part 1

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during the last few days, I had the job to implement the virtual edition of OfficeMaster Gate (short: “OMG”) by Ferrari electronic AG and I’m going to write about my impressions in a mini series of blog posts.

  • Part One: Overview and installation process


Facts about the OfficeMaster Gate VE

The OfficeMaster Gate is a Session Border Controller, which is qualified for Lync Server 2013 and can be deployed on Microsoft Hyper-V and vSphere/ESX(i) from VMware. Like virtual SBCs by other vendors, this device is made for pure IP environments – there are no physical interfaces like ISDN- or FXO/FXS-ports.…

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Change friendly name of a X.509 certificate

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During my last Office Web App Server deployment I was in a ‘complicated’ situation: The friendly name of the needed X.509 certificate wasn’t defined and so the creation of the new Office Web App Farm wasn’t possible.

TechNet describes the requirements for securing the Office Web App Server Farm (OWA) with HTTPS. OWA identifies its certificate by friendly name, therefore it must be defined and be unique. You can find the full article for planning and securing the deployment of the Office Web App Server Farm here.

I didn’t want to request a new certificate so I did a short research.…

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