VMware Horizon 7.4 Network Ports for Cloud Pod Architecture
Mar01

VMware Horizon 7.4 Network Ports for Cloud Pod Architecture

Earlier this month (January 2018) VMware released Horizon 7.4, and with that I wanted to share some updates in regard to the network port requirements. My good colleagues over in the EUC Technical Marketing team are doing a fine job of maintaining the diagram and have recently published a white paper PDF which you’ll find here. It’s a beast of a document and highly recommended if you are deploying a VMware Horizon architecture in your...

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ESX IP Storage Troubleshooting Best Practice White Paper
Mar01

ESX IP Storage Troubleshooting Best Practice White Paper

We have published an ESX IP Storage Troubleshooting Best Practice white paper in which we recommend vSphere customers deploying ESX IP storage over 10G networks to include 10G packet capture systems as a best practice to ensure network visibility. The white paper explores the challenges and alternatives for packet capture in a vSphere environment with IP storage (NFS, iSCSI) datastores over a 10G network, and explains why traditional...

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New Release: VMware PowerCLI 10.0.0
Mar01

New Release: VMware PowerCLI 10.0.0

We are only two months in to 2018, but it has already been pretty exciting from an automation standpoint. Let’s review some of the big news. Microsoft open-sourced and released PowerShell 6.0. They also made it available on a number of operating systems, from Windows to Linux to Mac OS. Then, PowerCLI hit 2,000,000 downloads from the PowerShell Gallery! Today, we are releasing VMware PowerCLI 10.0.0! Let’s talk about the version...

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VMware App Volumes Backup Utility Fling: Instructions
Feb28

VMware App Volumes Backup Utility Fling: Instructions

VMware App Volumes is a great technology that facilitates application delivery to virtual desktops. It simplifies application management and updates. IT personnel truly understand how important it is to make certain applications always available to users. After users are set up with a virtual desktop, IT needs to make sure that they can recover from hardware or software problems. And, along those lines, IT must also consider how to...

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Profiling Applications with VMware User Environment Manager, Part 3: Built-In and Custom Exclusions
Feb28

Profiling Applications with VMware User Environment Manager, Part 3: Built-In and Custom Exclusions

In Part 1 of this blog series, you were introduced to the VMware User Environment Manager Application Profiler. In Part 2, VLC Media Player was profiled, predefined settings were applied, and you were introduced to a few Application Profiler best practices and troubleshooting techniques. In Part 3 we use Google Chrome to demonstrate Application Profiler exclusions, including when, why, and how to use them. Introduction to Exclusions...

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