EUC3605 – CloudVolumes: Simplifying App Delivery (VMworld Europe 2014)

By | October 17, 2014

Session Overview (by VMware) End-users expect a personal desktop (aka persistent desktop) while IT wants a non-persistant world. Join us in this session to learn how VMware is revolutionizing how applications and data can be delivered to virtual desktops with CloudVolumes and VMware Horizon 6. With powerful, yet simple technology, IT can now deliver or upgrade application workloads… Read More »

Group Policy – VDI, Best Practices and Tools

By | October 11, 2014

Refresh Group Policy I hear you mutter?  It’s nothing new on the scene or ground breaking, it’s been around for years, everyone has heard of it and used the technology.  It’s extremely powerful and efficient at what it does though – if designed, implemented and managed correctly, like all technology. Anyway, having recently worked on Group Policy and… Read More »

View Planner 3.0 as VDI Benchmark (VMworld 2013 – TEX5760)

By | October 10, 2014

Benchmarking – Why we care? Understand VDI performance scope Bench marketing and show case solution(s) Drive consistency and predictability around solution Understanding VDI performance scope – its complex Hypervisor Storage VMware View Clients vCenter Which metrics to focus on? IOPS, Read\write latency, bandwidth, CPU usage, % Ready Time, Host CPU\RAM End user experience is critical to measure What… Read More »

On the Horizon – VMworld Europe 2014

By | September 11, 2014

As the dust settles from VMworld US 2014 in San Francisco, the realisation that VMworld Europe in Barcelona is fast approaching like a Japanese bullet train!  As I write this post, it’s around one month away.  After all the excitement and announcements from the event in San Francisco, there’s a wealth of information around VMware’s new technology and… Read More »

Configure Horizon View 6 Cloud Pod Architecture

By | June 20, 2014

Now View 6 has become GA, it’s time to look further into one of the many new features!  One of the features that grabbed my attention, is the Cloud Pod Architecture feature, essentially allowing you to link multiple View Pods over a WAN connection (to another datacentre).  This has always been a limiting factor with large View architecture, essentially… Read More »

3D Graphics, Horizon View, vDGA, Nvidia – Resources

By | May 6, 2014

Below is a collection of excellent resources for Virtualisation and 3D technology, specifically around Nvidia and Horizon View.  A number of these resources were utilised during a recent 3D project I’ve been working on. PQR Whitepaper 3D-graphics-for-virtual-desktops-smackdown Nvidia Enterprise Virtualization Grid Boards  vDGA  VMware ESXi 5.5 driver Windows 7 64-bit Nvidia driver Nvidia GPU Tech Conference 2014 Video… Read More »

VMware vExpert 2014 Award

By | May 6, 2014

A little late to the party, however I’m delighted to be announce I’ve been awarded and recognised as VMware vExpert for 2014! For those readers who are not familiar with VMware vExpert, here’s an extract from the official pages at VMware. The annual VMware vExpert title is given to individuals who have significantly contributed to the community of… Read More »

Horizon Mirage – Failed to authenticate device

By | February 20, 2014

Background Horizon Mirage has been available for some time now.  Although I’ve been exposed to the capabilities this solution brings, attended a couple of Mirage specific VMworld 2013 sessions and completed the Mirage VMware Hands-On labs, I’m yet to get my hands dirty in my own environment.  The other week, I managed to spend a few days installing,… Read More »