VMware Horizon View – Upgrade from version 5.x to 6.x

Upgrading from VMware View 5.x to VMware Horizon View 6.x is a fairly straightforward process. Below is a small overview of the steps to undertake. Document existing View environment Document View topology Document OS versions used Document VM settings for Connection, security and composer servers (vCPU, RAM, HDD, …) Document …

vCenter Operations Manager – blog series

I found  a very nice, well written blog serie about tuning and using vCenter Operations Manager written by Phil Barlow on http://www.definedbysoftware.com/ Here are the links to this 5-part serie blog: http://www.definedbysoftware.com/2014/01/19/tuning-vcops-for-your-environment-1/ http://www.definedbysoftware.com/2014/01/21/tuning-vcops-for-your-environment-part-2-badge-tuning/ http://www.definedbysoftware.com/2014/01/22/tuning-vcops-for-your-environment-part-3-creating-and-applying-policies/ http://www.definedbysoftware.com/2014/01/28/tuning-vcops-for-your-environment-part-4-capacity-management-models/ http://www.definedbysoftware.com/2014/01/30/tuning-vcops-for-your-environment-part-5-capacity-management-tuning/

VMware Horizon View – “Already Used” status and pae-DirtyVMPolicy

When linked-clone desktops are not cleanly logged off and the “Refresh on logoff” policy is used, VMware Horizon View marks the desktop as “Already used” and blocks other users from accessing the machine. This “Already Used” state is a default VMware security feature which prevents other users from accessing the …

VMware Horizon View Recomposing – Don’t forget to cleanup after you finished

Linked/instant clone pools are recomposed on a regular basis. Mainly to install the monthly Windows updates and maybe also to upgrade/patch some applications installed on the parent VM. Administrators often forget to cleanup the parent VM after they finished installing patches and before they take a new snapshot. Copy the …

Adding Workspace Desktop Installers to Horizon Workspace

To enable users to download the Horizon Workspace desktop clients and to automatically update the Horizon Workspace desktop client for Windows with a new version, you must add the Horizon Workspace desktop clients installer files to the downloads directory and to the auto-update directory on the data-va virtual machines. For …