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 [...]
Not everyone can justify the costs associated with VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus licenses.
For vSphere 5 the licensing is broken down as follows, with each “higher” license level adding to the features of the previous levels:
“Standard” featuring: High Availability Data Recovery vMotion “Enterprise” adds the following features: Virtual Serial Port Concentrator Hot Add [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
“Slowly” means that Murphy’s Law reared its ugly head; one of the Intel system boards would not post so I am awaiting an RMA replacement. Thankfully the other board was fine and one of the new systems is up and running fine.
Things I have learned so far:
1) Xeon E5310 and Core 2 Quad [...]
I have developed a theory that a significant number of VMware vSphere/ESXi customers (smaller ones; a couple of hundred servers or so at most) likely don’t use much of the functionality beyond vMotion, DRS, and virtual center. This means that there are a lot of VMware admins (trained or not) who know only basic details about what it is [...]
- 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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