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Jan 29 2016

VMware vRealize Operations Manager – Scaling up a 2-node HA enabled vROps cluster

This blog post describes the steps to follow to scale up a 2-node HA enabled VMware vROps cluster: Start Situation: SMALL1 and SMALL2 are deployed and are configured in HA mode SMALL1 is the Master node SMALL2 is the Master Replica node Process to scale-up 2 HA enabled nodes Deploy 2 additional nodes (MEDIUM1 and MEDIUM2) …

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Jan 28 2016

VMware Horizon View – Windows 10 Golden Image Creation

In this blog post I describe the steps required to create a Virtual Machine template using Windows 10 from scratch. Only optimizations of the core OS are described, the impact of installed applications within the guest will also need to be evaluated. Below are the steps to follow to create an optimized Golden Image for VDI …

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Permanent link to this article: https://ituda.com/vmware-horizon-view-windows-10-golden-image-creation/

Oct 16 2015

VMware Horizon View – Authenticate with your fingerprint

Since VMware Horizon 6.2 a new functionality has been introduced to be able to log in to your VDIs and RDSH applications using the Touch ID on iPhones and iPads. This feature is only supported with Horizon 6.2 when using Horizon Client 3.5.  The mobile device must also be running IOS 8 or later and …

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Permanent link to this article: https://ituda.com/vmware-horizon-view-authenticate-with-your-fingerprint/

Jul 20 2015

VMware Horizon View – Using ZEN Loadbalancer to loadbalance Connection Server Traffic

General Zen loadbalancer (ZLB) is as simple and easy to use open source loadbalancer. It can be used to loadbalance a variety for solutions, but here I describe how to configure it to load balance VMware Horizon View connection servers. The Zen Loadbalancer can also be configred in an HA pair as described here, but …

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Permanent link to this article: https://ituda.com/vmware-horizon-view-using-zen-loadbalancer-to-loadbalance-connection-server-traffic/

Jun 05 2015

VMware Horizon View – Upgrade Order

Today VMware Horizon 6.1.1 was released. The upgrade procedure is described in length at https://pubs.vmware.com/horizon-61-view/index.jsp#com.vmware.horizon-view.upgrade.doc/GUID-CE9531F4-6E70-494B-BE42-EF4666719F24.html Important is that you must complete the upgrade process in a specific order. Below a summary of the steps to take to upgrade your Horizon View environment to 6.1.1 Stop/halt all View scheduled tasks Disable provisioning of all linked-clone desktop …

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Permanent link to this article: https://ituda.com/vmware-horizon-view-upgrade-order/

Jun 03 2015

VMware Horizon View – Script to enable the Windows Aero Interface

The other day I got a request from a customer to enable the Windows Aero interface on their linked clone VDIs. Personally I do not see any benefit in doing this (on the contrary), but apparently some users really like it, they even say they “need” it. Due to the optimizations I do on the …

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Permanent link to this article: https://ituda.com/vmware-horizon-view-script-to-enable-the-windows-aero-interface/

Apr 22 2015

VMware Horizon View – Script to create Persona Management Repositories, Shares and Permissions

When setting up VMware Horizon View Persona Management, one of the task to do is to create a remote repository to store the user data and settings, application-specific data, and other user-generated information in user profiles. Required persona management remote repository permissions The minimum required NTFS and share level permissions are:   NTFS PERMISSIONS REQUIRED …

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Permanent link to this article: https://ituda.com/vmware-horizon-view-script-to-create-persona-management-repositories-shares-and-permissons/

Mar 06 2015

VMware Horizon View – Maximum concurrent connections within a certain period

Last week, I received the question from a client wether it was easy to see the maximum concurrent connections in VMware Horizon View between two distinct dates. There are several ways to do this: Through vRealize operations manager for Horizon In the standard VMware Horizon View console you can see the maximum number of concurrent connections from …

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Permanent link to this article: https://ituda.com/vmware-horizon-view-maximum-concurrent-connections-within-a-certain-period/

Feb 21 2015

VMware Horizon Workspace – Portal Management URLs

In previous versions of VMware Horizon Workspace, it was always hard to know which URL to use for what purpose. In the current version (2.1.0) there is a single webpage within the VMware Horizon Workspace Portal displaying the Workspace Portal Administrative Links. So there is only one single URL to remember: https://HorizonWorkspaceFQDN:8443 Appliance Configurator: Update and …

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Permanent link to this article: https://ituda.com/vmware-horizon-workspace-portal-management-urls/

Feb 17 2015

VMware Horizon View – Maximum machine account password age

Have you ever had situation where you get the message “the trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed” when you try to logon to a Windows machine? This situation happens when there is a “password mismatch”. Typically passwords are being thought of as something related to a user account, but in Active Directory environments each …

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Permanent link to this article: https://ituda.com/vmware-horizon-view-maximum-machine-account-password-age/

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