CNA7524 – Photon Platform, vSphere, or Both?

CNA7524 – Photon Platform, vSphere, or Both?

CNA7524 – Photon Platform, vSphere, or Both?

This year one of my VMworld sessions comes from my passion for technology. Ever since I was a kid I have always wanted to play with the new toys first. As I started my career in IT this passion did…Read More


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CNA7522 – Containers for the vSphere Admin

CNA7522 – Containers for the vSphere Admin

CNA7522 – Containers for the vSphere Admin

Following up on the overwhelming response from my blog post from last years observations at VMworld I have been asked to present this in a break out session this year. I spent many years as a vSphe…Read More


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Slow logoff from a Horizon View VDI desktop

Slow logoff from a Horizon View VDI desktop via IVOBEERENS.nl

Slow logoff from a Horizon View VDI desktop

When building a new Horizon Environment, the logoff and refresh maintenance window takes a couple of minutes. When a user is logging off from a Horizon VDI session the desktop refreshed in a floating pool. (A refresh action can be configured per pool).During the logoff and refresh window the desktop is in “maintenance mode” and … Read more… The post Slow logoff from a Horizon View VDI desktop appeared first on IVOBEERENS.nl.


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Some server storage I/O benchmark workload…

Some server storage I/O benchmark workload scripts (Part I)

Some server storage I/O benchmark workload…

This is part one of a two part series of posts pertaining to using some common server storage I/O benchmark tools and workload scripts. View part II here which includes the workload scrips and where to view sample results. There are various tools and workloads for server I/O benchmark testing, validation and exercising different storage devices (or systems and appliances) such as Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) flash Solid State Devices (SSDs) or Hard Disk Drives (HDD) among others.


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Announcing the VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise…

Announcing the VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise Edition Reference Architecture: Validated Integration Design Paper

Announcing the VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise…

A successful VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise Edition project includes planning and designing in a structured and integrated manner. It starts by identifying business requirements and drivers, and defining use cases. Services are build from components that are modular, efficient, and easily customizable. The Horizon 7 Enterprise Edition Reference Architecture: Validated Integration Design (VID) breaks down this process into an eight-step methodology. The post Announcing the VMware Horizon 7…Read More


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Let’s get ready to VMworld!

vTimD: Let’s get ready to VMworld!

Let’s get ready to VMworld!

It’s almost that time again! VMworld 2016 is coming to you live from the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino from August 28th – September 1st. There is still time to get in for your first trip, or your 13th. This year, as with most years, is poised to be the best VMworld yet. Some of […]


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Updating the VMware PowerCLI Community Repository!

Updating the VMware PowerCLI Community Repository!

Updating the VMware PowerCLI Community Repository!

If you’ve ever tried searching for a script or a module before, you know it’s not the easiest thing to accomplish. This sentiment has been coming up more and more as of late. There’s a ton of amazing PowerCLI scripts and modules, PowerActions scripts, DSC resources, and so forth contributed by the community and openly […] The post Updating the VMware PowerCLI Community Repository! appeared first on VMware PowerCLI Blog.


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Latest Fling from VMware Labs – App Volumes…

Latest Fling from VMware Labs – App Volumes Toolbox

Latest Fling from VMware Labs – App Volumes…

This utility connects to App Volumes 2.x, 3.x and Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode (Enzo) environments, pulling data from the native REST APIs into a single interface for ease of management. Configuration items such as deleting AppStacks and managing Writable Volumes, which are not available in the App Volumes 3.x interface, are easily managed with this utility. The utility leverages native REST API calls for all actions.


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VSAN Healthcheck: Read Cache Reservations test…

VSAN Healthcheck: Read Cache Reservations test failed (via Yellow Bricks)

VSAN Healthcheck: Read Cache Reservations test…

I’ve seen this popping up a bunch of times now, and it seems that the problem and solution is not easy to find for people so I thought I would give it a try as well. When running VSAN all-flash and Horizon View it can happen that you see a failed test for Read Cache […] ” VSAN Healthcheck: Read Cache Reservations test failed ” originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter – @DuncanYB.


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The road to VCDX, Part 3: Get challenged!

The road to VCDX, Part 3: Get challenged!

The road to VCDX, Part 3: Get challenged!

So, it has been a while since the last post around the road to achieving the VCDX certification. There are a couple of reasons for that of which I will explain some of them in this post. The main reason for my absence is that I have been working quite hard to write my design. … Continue reading The road to VCDX, Part 3: Get challenged! → The post The road to VCDX, Part 3: Get challenged! appeared first on vHojan.nl.


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VMware Horizon 7 Installation and configuration

VMware Horizon 7 Installation and configuration via vladan.fr

VMware Horizon 7 Installation and configuration

Today we’ll have a look at VMware Horizon 7 Installation and configuration. I’m sure you have read my detailed post VMware Horizon 7 Details – Instant Clones, Blast Extreme ++which details all new features introduced in the product. Today we’ll go simply through the steps of installing Horizon View connection server on a separate VM, […] Read the full post VMware Horizon 7 Installation and configuration at ESX Virtualization.


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ESXi 6.0 host disconnects from vCenter Server…

ESXi 6.0 host disconnects from vCenter Server with smartd enabled

ESXi 6.0 host disconnects from vCenter Server…

In case you are already running ESXi 6.0, be aware of VMware KB2145106. It describes an issue where ESXi 6.0 gets disconnected and appears as Not Responding in vCenter. Currently, there is no resolution, apart from disabling the SMART deamon (smartd).


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2 Massive Innovations Reshaping the Future of…

2 Massive Innovations Reshaping the Future of Computing

2 Massive Innovations Reshaping the Future of…

Standard Operating Environment—what everyone chased after for more than a decade, where the name of the game was standardization to reduce costs. It was the best solution when everyone had the same PC, same monitor, a small set of mega app suites and the same network. Mobile changed everything! Two huge innovations—Windows 10 and enterprise […] The post 2 Massive Innovations Reshaping the Future of Computing appeared first on VMware End-User Computing Blog .


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VCAP6-DTM Deployment Exam Available

VCAP6-DTM Deployment Exam Available

VCAP6-DTM Deployment Exam Available

Last week I told you about two new VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) exams that we released. Today, I’m happy to announce a third new exam: VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Desktop and Mobility Deployment Beta Exam This exam can now be scheduled and taken at any participating PearsonVue testing center, including the onsite […] The post VCAP6-DTM Deployment Exam Available appeared first on VMware Education and Certification Blog .


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Free Tool from Extrasphere – Free vMotion for…

Free Tool from Extrasphere – Free vMotion for Free ESXi Hosts

Free Tool from Extrasphere – Free vMotion for…

I know, there is 3 times “free” in the title. When I first got this e-mail from Extrasphere telling me to watch this video I was a little bit skeptical. But I said OK, I’ll watch the video. I’ll see if they’ll ask me to give them my CC details … -:). Nothing of that has happened and I was nicely surprised to watch their video where they demonstrated their free utility called Extrasphere App. The tool does svmotion, vmotion (with small downtime) and storage nothing vmotion (with small downtime). All this without vCenter server! In fact, their tool works with ESXi Free version.


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