In my years of both being an employee and consulting I have done plenty of 'making it work' - system administration and deployment- but it seems to me the real value that I've been asked for time and again is the following question:
Are we following Best Practices in our Citrix Environment?
Even the 'Cleanest' Environments Get Dirty Eventually
Sure, a having a quality design is good... for a few years. But the reality is that in the world of application and desktop delivery, last year's practices are already being questioned and turned on their head.
This picture was taken way back in 2003 when I was visiting a Kinko's location in Honolulu. A true testament to "the way they used to make 'em" this server had been trucking along with no big issues... no reason to suspect anything bad could happen. But something bad could have happened!
Now, this is in Hawaii, pretty far away from the main offices and any visiting IT staff. The reality is that noone knew there was even the potential for a problem because the door to the hard drives hadn't been opened in literally years- in fact it was only the fact that I needed to access the CD drive that the panel was unlocked at all. It had just become blended into their overall environment for years and management was unaware of the threat.
Now, of course for my more modern audience of Citrix Workspace (XenApp/XenDesktop/XenMobile) Customers and their Partners very seldom ask me to go to Hawaii (hint, hint) or to even poke into server closets and rooms to look at their physical condition... but the problem in the virtual world is so much worse because the warning signs are so less obvious until it affects nearly everyone.
As a technical leader in your organization, you have two choices here:
- Get upset at the world and everyone that sold you a product that needs care and feeding- not accepting things change and you've been left behind.
- Adapt to an IT world that is constantly moving forward at the pace of business, and recognize that regular health checks with an expert is something that should be budgeted right along with it to remain competitive.
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