In part 3 we configured the templates that will be used by our desktops pools. In this part I demonstrate how to provision the RDS hosts that will provide applications to remote users without the need for a full desktop. I will also install the applications ready for them to be added to a View Application Farm. Continue reading
Recently I was inspired by a post Scott Lowe wrote regarding his 2016 projects. At the beginning of each year I always have a vision about what I’d like to achieve, but if I don’t write it down and set benchmarks against it I have no way of measuring success.
So here goes… Continue reading
The other day I was installing a VSAN 6 Proof of Concept in the lab and needed a disk to appear as an SSD. There are two ways to do this, each with their own merits, although only one can be used if you plan on using nested ESXi on vCloud Air. Continue reading
In September 2015 VMware released version 6.2 of their Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) offering, Horizon View. View enables enterprises to virtualise their desktop estate, potentially saving thousands in hardware costs in the process. Other benefits, such as greater flexibility are also realised. Continue reading
Recently I’ve been using vCloud Air a lot, for both proof-of-concept and spinning up my own lab machines. But for some reason I just don’t gel with the UI. It’s not particularly bad, I just don’t find it very intuitive. So I set off in search of another tool, and found the VCA-CLI. Continue reading
In preparation for an upcoming project with my resident Code Monkey, I decided it was time to link the lab to my vCloud Air instance using a VPN. However as GUI access to the firewalls are disabled in the lab, the on-premises configuration will have to be done using the CLI. Continue reading