Tag Archives: vExpert

VMworld 2015 – SDDC6254 – The Best SDDC

By | December 9, 2015

Management – vRealize Suite Networking – NSX Storage – Virtual SAN Compute – vSphere Infrastructure is delivered as a service, and control of data center is entirely automated by software.  Ideal for private, hybrid & public clouds Accelerate speed of IT using Virtualization & Automated DC operations = Capex\Opex reduction Mobile Workforce for business – Secure, faster delivery… Read More »

VMworld 2015 – SDDC5027 – VCDX Unwrapped

By | December 9, 2015

DNA of a VCDX candidate Real-world experience in design, architecting, presenting & implementing solutions Does not ask what needs to be done, they actively seek out solutions when problems present themselves Traits Self-motivated and driven Applies critical thinking Particular customer environment may not fit best practice Organised and methodical Good designs and documentation.  If customer is paying for… Read More »

EUC5733 – Deep Dive on Horizon 6 Cloud Architecture – Best Practices to deploy HA Virtual Desktop Solution

By | December 9, 2015

Cloud Pod Architecture (CPA) used to address challenges: Active\Active Datacentres (for View) Disaster Recovery Deploying across multiple locations Scale beyond 10k desktops Multiple client URLs No visibility on sessions across multiple pods Pre-CPA Single site HA of Horizon, required replicated images across desktop clusters (blocks) Multiple DC HA of Horizon – included lots of replicating of entitlements, orchestration… Read More »

vCNS Edge device failed to deploy

By | December 9, 2015

Problem Statement: After deploying vCloud Networking & Security suite (vCNS), and attempting to deploy Edge devices from vShield Manager, the deployment quickly fails after running through the configuration wizard with ‘Edge device failed’. Inspecting the logs from vShield Manager (Tech support bundle), the following entries stand out:- 2015-07-17 11:07:48.798 GMT ERROR pool-1218-thread-1 ResourcePoolVcOperationsImpl:348 – Failed to install OVF.… Read More »

vROps – vCNS One-Armed, Highly Available load balancing

By | December 9, 2015

Requirements As the solution scales and the number of administrators and consumers requiring access grows, the HTTPS requests on the vROps UI will increase the traffic and the load on the nodes. Prevent a node outage (either the Master or Master Replica) from disrupting access into the solution Use a common name and DNS entry to access the solution Constraints No available… 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 »

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 »

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 »