Today is August 29th, 2011. This also happens to be the day that the VCP-510 exam goes live, which is also known as the (VMware) VCP5 exam. My VCP4 number was in the 66000 range, and I really wanted a lower number this time around. I also wanted to get the exam out of the way long before the end of [...]
Over the last couple months I have been performing upgrades from ESXi 4.1, to 5.0 Beta, to 5.0 RTM, and earlier today to 5.0 GA. With the exception of the 5.0 GA release all these upgrades were handled with VMware Update Manager (VUM). I have encountered a few errors along the way I and I felt it was worthwhile to share [...]
This morning VMware decided to “officially” release VMware vSphere 5.
To download vSphere 5 access the VMware evaluation center here. The vSphere 5 documentation has also been released; access it here. The ESXi 5 VMware community forum is also available. It is just one of many VMware communities so I encourage you to visit more of them.
I will save my comments for a later blog post since I now [...]
The VMware View Bootcamp ends today with a talk about the View Reference Architecture. Mac Binesh, a Sr. Technical Marketing Manager outlines some of the typical costs associated with and benefits of adopting a virtual desktop infrastructure. I found the content a fitting end to the View Bootcamp series. When I look back at the previous discussions I realize that many of the regular posters have [...]
Day 8 of the VMware Bootcamp was delivered by Mark Benson, a View Architect with VMware. The subject of the day is how and where to deploy VMware View Security Servers to provide secure remote access to View desktops. Earlier videos have touched on the function of the Security Server role but Mark lays out what exactly you need to do to integrate them into your View environment. How does a View Security Server work?
A remote [...]
Day 7 of the VMware View Boot Camp is about leveraging VMware PowerCLI to perform various View tasks. The presentation was given by Tom Elliot, a developer on the VMware View team. My notes for today are just that; there isn’t a lot of opinion to introduce into the subject at hand. I did update some of the links mentioned in the video to reference the [...]
The VMware View Bootcamp continues with Day 6:
“PCoIP Deployment Best Practices and Tuning. The speaker for today was Chuck Hirstius, a Senior Consultant with VMware. PCoIP is of course one of the protocols, if not the primary protocol, you use to connect clients to your View environment. I say primary because PCoIP enables secure end to end communications between the clients and the View VM’s, or should I say more secure than [...]
Day 5 of the VMware View boot camp was “ThinApp” day. Heath Doer or VMware discussed the benefits of using ThinApp to deliver applications, outlined the ThinApp reference architecture, and discussed how to integrate ThinApp packaged applications with VMware. As with the previous videos I will summarize my takeaways from the daily video. Virtualization: Turns a monolithic system to modular by breaking the bond between the [...]
The VMware View video bootcamp continued on day 4 with a presentation by Todd Dayton about “Virtual DesktopImage Tuning”. Given that many view environments take a small number of master images and deploy a large number of VM’s it should go without saying that this is a very important subject to View admins and architects out there. The differences (and similarities) between virtual and physical desktops.
Day three of the View Bootcamp focused on Network Considerations for VMware View; the presenter was Shannon McFarland of Cisco Systems. The video opens by linking View requirements to the capabilities of the network. The requirements are broken down as follows:
End-to-End High Availability Access
Any Device/Anywhere Performance
Defense in Depth
End to end management
- Creating SCCM device collections based AD OU membership (the easy way)
- How to configure Login VSI to test either VMware View or XenDesktop
- How and why to replace the default VMware View Composer SSL certificate – Part 2
- How and why to replace the default VMware View Composer SSL certificate–Part 1
- Tuning Windows 8 for EUC deployments
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