Tag Archive: Horizon View

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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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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Dec 27 2014

VMware Horizon View – Cloud Pod Architecture Installation

The configuration of the VMware Horizon View Cloud Pod Architecture is done entirely through command line. The lmvutil command line tool is used to configure and manage a VMware Horizon View Cloud Pod Architecture environment. The lmvutil tool is installed as part of the VMware Horizon View installation. You can use the VMware Horizon View Administrator to investigate the …

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Dec 27 2014

VMware Horizon View – Upgrade from version 5.x to 6.x

Upgrading from VMware View 5.x to VMware Horizon View 6.x is a fairly straightforward process. Below is a small overview of the steps to undertake. Document existing View environment Document View topology Document OS versions used Document VM settings for Connection, security and composer servers (vCPU, RAM, HDD, …) Document database settings (ODBC on Composer) …

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Dec 26 2014

VMware Horizon View – Settings I should not forget

Below is a list of non-default settings and configurations I use in VMware Horizon View deployments. Horizon View Infrastructure Create an index on the SQL Event Database (not needed anymore for version 6.1.1 and later) When browsing the monitored events in the VMware Horizon View Administrator console, the performance might be extremely slow. The larger …

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Nov 19 2014

VMware Horizon View – “Already Used” status and pae-DirtyVMPolicy

When linked-clone desktops are not cleanly logged off and the “Refresh on logoff” policy is used, VMware Horizon View marks the desktop as “Already used” and blocks other users from accessing the machine. This “Already Used” state is a default VMware security feature which prevents other users from accessing the previous user’s data and allows …

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Nov 18 2014

VMware Horizon View Recomposing – Don’t forget to cleanup after you finished

Linked clone pools are recomposed on a regular basis. Mainly to install the monthly Windows updates and maybe also to upgrade/patch some applications installed on the parent VM. Administrators often forget to cleanup the parent VM after they finished installing patches and before they take a new snapshot. Copy the below lines into c:\windows\system32\vdi_cleanup.bat and …

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May 26 2014

Install Horizon View Agent on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Since VMware Horizon View version 5.3 it is possible to use Windows 2008 R2 SP1 (Datacenter edition) as a desktop operating system. To be able to install the Horizon View Agent on a Windows 2008 R2 SP1 operating system, you need to install the Horizon View Agent in desktop mode. The procedure to do this …

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May 25 2014

Install Horizon View Agent on non-vCenter managed Virtual Machines

According to the VMware Horizon View 5.3 documentation, you must install the VMware View Agent on Virtual Machines that are managed by a vCenter Server. If you are however installing the View Agent on a non-vCenter managed VM (e.g. on a VMware Fusion or VMware Workstation VM) you have to give the VM a machine …

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Jul 13 2013

Thinapp instructions for VMware Horizon View Client 5.4.0

Below are instructions to thinapp the VMware Horizon View Client. (version 5.4.0 build 1219906) A Thinapp-ed version of the VMware Horizon View client might be very useful in situations where you do not want to or cannot install software on your Windows PC. Environment Capture & build machine: Windows XP SP3 – 32 bit (fully …

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