As part of the Citrix Ardence EMEA partner conference I'm attending in Nice, France this week, I was able to sit down with Ardence's Pete Downing.
As part of the Citrix Ardence EMEA partner conference I'm attending in Nice, France this week, I was able to sit down with Ardence's Pete Downing. Pete is an SE with Ardence, and we had a geek-to-geek conversation about how Ardence works.
This podcast is the "raw" style that I debuted yesterday--no editing, no music, just a recorded interview.
In this interview, Pete explains how Ardence actually works--how they share disk images, how they deal with shared computer names and SIDs, and how the network connectivity takes place. This conversation is an excellent addition to the white paper I wrote last year about Ardence.
- How Ardence "fakes out" the Windows computer name and SID
- Why Ardence chose to use UDP instead of TCP
- Where the Ardence cache file can be saved
- How people start using Ardence
- How the Ardence PXE boot process works
- How Ardence can share vdisks across multiple hardware platforms
Overall this was a great trip. I'll write more about my thoughts tomorrow. (I definitely have a lot.) Right now it's 4:39am. I've been up all night, but my flight tomorrow leaves at 7:30, so I figured that I should probably just plan on staying up all night and sleep on the plane ride home tomorrow.