Recently I’ve been toying with the idea of a homelab refresh. My current Dell and Cisco hardware has performed well over the years, and is still very powerful. However new technologies such as All-Flash VSAN and Azure Stack require enterprise-level hardware such as 10GbE and vast amounts of memory. Continue reading
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
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
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
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.
Recently I renewed my VMware User Group Advantage subscription, and I was reminded how just how amazing the benefits are that come with it. If you’re an IT professional with a home or cloud lab (eg. Ravello) and an interest in the VMware platform, then you should definitely check it out! Continue reading
The list of folks who have been awarded vExpert status for 2016 has been announced and I’m pleased to say I have been included.
It is quite an honour to be recognised for 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