Earlier this week I had an issue in vRealize Automation where logged-on usernames were being displayed incorrectly. At first I hoped it was just a cosmetic issue, but as I delved deeper it appeared to be a little more than that, and could be an issue for both users and developers.
On 20 June 2017 VMware released the latest version of Horizon View – 7.2. Whilst this release contained a number of product features and enhancements, one of the ones most helpful to teams supporting VDI implementations in the new Helpdesk Tool Continue reading
This might just be the shortest blog post in history, but I spent a disproportionate amount of time today getting this to work so I thought I’d share it (plus I’d know where to find it in future). In both production and the lab environments we use F5 LTMs to load-balance our VMware Horizon View traffic. Continue reading
Yesterday I decided it was time to rebuild my VCSA. Being a brand new one, I thought it would be a good opportunity to replace the default untrusted SSL certificates with genuine ones issued from my in-house Microsoft Certificate Authority. Continue reading
We’re using Chef at our company to help us solve our compliance and automation challenges. To enable the software to connect to the servers in our estate first however, there needs to be some sort of agent or remote shell running. For our Windows hosts this can be WinRM, but it is not enabled by default. Continue reading
A few days ago I decided to redeploy the vCloud Connector Server and Node to my lab. After performing the initial installation I set about replacing the default untrusted SSL certificates with genuine ones, only to receive an error. Continue reading
Recently I deployed a new vSphere 6 vCenter with an embedded Platform Services Controller to the home lab for a PoC. Whilst the deployment was only meant to be temporary, it has evolved into a permanent feature. Unfortunately I need scalability with my PSC (high availability and across sites), so the embedded just wasn’t going to work. I needed to migrate it to an external PSC. 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