In my current role I’m responsible for evanglelising a number of VMware solutions, from Horizon View to vRealize Automation and everything in between. A large number of these can be secured with genuine SSL certificates Continue reading
Month: March 2016
Deploy VMware View Access Point the easy way
In my final part in my series on Implementing a VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Horizon View 6.2 I showed how to deploy the View Access Point using ovftool. However, thanks to Chris Halstead there is an easier way. He has developed a tool to take the pain out of the deployment. Continue reading
Wednesday Tidbit: Updating to the latest Embedded Host Client on ESXi 5.5
I’m sure you’re already aware of the excellent Embedded Host Client from VMware Labs, but are you aware that (at the time of writing) their latest version, v6.0, came out on 3 March 2016? If so, then you may have encountered an issue
when updating the fling on ESXi 5.5. Continue reading
Check out the VMware Horizon View Toolbox 2 fling
Today VMware Labs released a new version of the Horizon Toolbox 2. This is a useful add-on which extends the management capabilities of any existing VMware View implementation. If you administer a VDI installation on a daily basis then I’m sure you’ll find a number of its features useful. Continue reading
Implementing a VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Horizon View 6.2 – Part 8: Remote access
In part 7 we configured our F5 devices to load-balance traffic to the VMware View Connection Servers.
In the final part of this series we deploy a View Access Point in the DMZ to provide access to desktop and published applications to remote users.
Implementing a VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Horizon View 6.2 – Part 7: Load-balancing
So far in the series we have installed our View Connection Servers and provisioned both desktops and applications. In this part we introduce load-balancing to ensure our requests for resources are equally distributed, and that in the event a Connection Server fails, we can still provision resources to our users.
Implementing a VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Horizon View 6.2 – Part 6: Application farm configuration
In part 4 we installed and configured two RDSH servers and installed our applications.
In this installment we will configure an application farm for our two servers along with a corresponding pool for the applications we wish to publish.
Wednesday Tidbit: Administering your Microsoft Azure account in Docker
The other day I was working with a developer friend (I know right… who knew developers had friends?) when we discussed moving his test app into my Azure Cloud. As this was a whistle-stop tour I didn’t have my MacBook with me…
Implementing a VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Horizon View 6.2 – Part 5: Pool configuration
So far in the series we have installed the VMware View Connections Servers and Composer, and built two RDSH servers, all in preparation for deploying our virtual desktops. In this part I show how to configure the desktop pools to provision full desktops, linked clones, and applications to remote users. Continue reading
Microsoft Cloud Roadshow – London 2016, Day 2: Accelerate your journey to the Cloud with Integrated Identity
Day 2 of the Microsoft Cloud Roadshow kicks off with a session on Enterprise Mobility by Michael Kophs, Senior Product Marketing Manager, IT Pro Readiness, Microsoft. This was a packed event promising some great content.