vRealize Operations (vROps) SSL Certificates

By | August 20, 2015

Step 1 – Setup\Configure OpenSSL Step 2 – Generate\Install Certificates for vRealize Operations Manager Install Download and install OpenSSL from here Example – Win64 OpenSSL v1.0.0s Light vROps Certificate Requirements:- File encoded in PEM format Certificate is valid for Server Authentication All certificates in the chain are included The private key is included (2048 bit RSA) The private… Read More »

vRealize Operations (vROps) – Post-install and First boot scripts error

By | August 20, 2015

Problem Statement: Attempting an installation of vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 on Windows Server 2008 R2 fails with the following message:- Error Running PostInstall Script – Unfortunately, an error was encountered running the Post-Install and First Boot scripts. After completely uninstalling the previous vROps installation via the Control Panel, and completing a reboot of the system, I tried the… Read More »

Horizon View 6 PCoIP – WAN, Limited Bandwidth, Optimise, Tune

By | May 5, 2015

Back in February, I was engaged for a couple of days, to help a customer pilot the PCoIP protocol using Horizon with View 6, with the primary driver to deliver multimedia and video across WAN links.  This post provides a summary of my findings including tools, tweaks, tips and resources I used. Typically, whilst this is an excellent… Read More »

PCoIP Sizing and What’s New from VMworld 2013\2014

By | May 5, 2015

Here are my notes from both of these sessions from VMworld 2013 and 2014. VMworld 2013 – PCoIP: Sizing for Success PCoIP is a ‘bursty’ real-time protocol Easily affected by poor networking conditions Network congestion High latency Packet loss End to end QoS\CoS Out of order packets (asymmetric routing) Burstable WAN’s – i.e. 10MB burstable to 30MB.  Only… Read More »

vRealize Operations for Horizon View 6 – Quick Setup Guide

By | March 3, 2015

The following post outlines the high level steps to configure this solution.  This is a quick setup guide only, which will point you in the right direction.  As always, refer to the official docs for detailed step by step instructions. I will assume you already have vRealize Operations Manager up and running.  If you are unfamiliar with the vRealize… Read More »

UK VMUG 2014

By | November 20, 2014

VMware User Group (VMUG) are globally hosted events, created to enable customers and end users to interact with the community through knowledge sharing, training and collaboration.  I’ve attended a couple of the London based VMUGs over the last couple of years’, but haven’t had the opportunity to attend the UK VMUG, held at the National Motorcycle Museum in… Read More »

From the field – View Planner 3.0 Stress testing

By | November 3, 2014

Background VMware View Planner, is a software solution (appliance) which has been around for quite some time, but doesn’t get a great deal of publicity or traction.  Sure if you follow a number of VMware blogs around performance testing of VSAN or reference architecture, View Planner is mentioned.  Basically, it allows you to perform simulated workloads to perform… Read More »

EUC1513 – Stress Testing Your Horizon View System (VMworld 2014 – US)

By | October 17, 2014

Overview (by VMware) Many companies build a VMware View infrastructure, and test it lightly, and then begin putting production users onto it, believing they will catch the system before it hits the limits. The other common scenario is the system is overbuilt to protect it from running out of resources, driving up the cost dramatically. The reality is… Read More »

EUC Group Discussion session notes (VMworld Europe 2014)

By | October 17, 2014

Horizon Technical Overview – Group Discussion App Volumes standalone, not fully integrated to begin with App container. Read only VMDK, using vSphere API call Should plan around IOPS for application stacks Writeable area for app data Filter CV (stands for CloudVolumes?) agent inside virtual machines, less than 1% CPU used on guest OS, based on testing Technical Enablement… Read More »