Implementing a VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Horizon View 6.2 – Part 4: Configuring the RDS hosts

20151023 - 1In 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

Implementing a VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Horizon View 6.2 – Part 1: Design

20151023 - 1In 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

Create a Microsoft SQL 2014 Failover Cluster on Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Core

20150813 - 1When it first came out last year, I installed Microsoft SQL 2014 and configured an Availability Group to host my vCenter database (despite it not being supported).

Unfortunately it has never worked perfectly, and today I decided it was time to do the job right. I still need high availability for my SQL Server, and Microsoft Clustering Services would be ideal. Continue reading