First of all, I know I don’t write many blog posts. Between writing a book, and the fact that most of the things I work with at work are under NDA, it is difficult.
I just finished writing a guide that our partners will use when testing EMC EUC VSPEX solutions, and figured it would [...]
I must preface this post by saying that my goal was to “tune” Windows 8 to achieve IOPS and CPU numbers that were equal to if not better than that of Windows 7. If the Internet is to be believed, this should not have been difficult. The truth is that in the EUC [...]
Early today VMware formally announced the (almost) release of VMware View 5.1. Many assumed that View 5.1 would support vSphere 5 Content Based Read Cache (also known as CBRC); they were correct. For those who have been living under a rock, vSphere 5 has the ability to cache bits of a virtual [...]
Antivirus for virtual desktops is not a fun topic, especially when you are trying to shoehorn as many virtual desktops per CPU core as you can onto a server. Snark from Mac users aside, just about every antivirus platform out there will impact the performance of your workstation in some way, usually cpu, ram, or [...]
While I have worked at EMC less than 3 months I have already created and destroyed about 8000 desktops doing some VMware View – EMC VNX testing. The goal of my work is to validate the performance of View running on the VNX platform and document my findings.
As of late I have been working [...]
This is the first post in a small series I am doing that will walk through some of the new features of VMware View 5. This product was announced on August 30th at VMworld, and features a number of improvements.
The subject for today is new group policy templates that have been introduced with VMware View 5. VMware has introduced new (Microsoft Active Directory) group policies that [...]
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 [...]
- 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
- VMware View 5.1 Storage Accelerator in Action
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