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 »

Microsoft Office and VDI – Performance tips

By | February 20, 2014

A couple of months back, during a recent engagement, I was trouble-shooting end user performance problems.  To keep it short and sweet, Microsoft Office (Outlook and Word), were monopolizing the CPU.  The virtual desktop just became unresponsive. Note: Microsoft Office 2013 had been deployed in the parent image. Platform: vSphere 5.1 and Horizon View 5.2 Whilst investigating and… Read More »

VCAP-DTA Section 10 Notes

By | February 11, 2014

Section 10 – Troubleshoot a View Implementation Objective 10.1 – Troubleshoot View Pool creation and administration issues Objective 10.2 – Troubleshoot View administration management framework issues Objective 10.3 – Troubleshoot end user access Objective 10.4 – Troubleshoot network, storage, and vSphere infrastructure related to View  **See View Administration guide p379** Troubleshooting View Components   Troubleshooting KB articles Virtual… Read More »

VCAP-DTA Section 9 Notes

By | February 11, 2014

Section 9 – Configure Persona Management for a View Implementation Objective 9.1 – Deploy a Persona Management Solution Create a Persona Management repository Separate from Windows Roaming profile location.  Create share\UNC on file server. Or you can use existing Windows profile location (Persona repository location – leave blank) Set path for new repository in ViewPM.adm settings Implement optimized… Read More »

VCAP-DTA Section 8 Notes

By | February 11, 2014

Section 8 – Secure a View Implementation  Objective 8.1 – Configure and Deploy Certificates Configure two Factor/Smart Card Authentication including truststore Obtain the root CA certificate or export the certificate from the Microsoft CA (PKI) Verify that the keytool utility is added to the system path on your View Connection Server or security server host (see Administration guide). Location below:-… Read More »

VCAP-DTA Section 7 Notes

By | February 11, 2014

Section 7 – Configure and Optimize View Endpoints Objective 7.1 – Perform View Client Installations Perform manual installation for desktop clients Configure silent installation options for desktop clients For a View Client Silent installation, open a command prompt on the machine where you want to install the View Client and run this command: VMware-viewclient.exe /S /V”/qn VMware-viewclient.exe /S… Read More »