VMware Horizon View – Using ZEN Loadbalancer to loadbalance Connection Server Traffic

General Zen loadbalancer (ZLB) is as simple and easy to use open source loadbalancer. It can be used to loadbalance a variety for solutions, but here I describe how to configure it to load balance VMware Horizon View connection servers. The Zen Loadbalancer can also be configred in an HA …

VMware Horizon View – Upgrade Order

Today VMware Horizon 6.1.1 was released. The upgrade procedure is described in length at https://pubs.vmware.com/horizon-61-view/index.jsp#com.vmware.horizon-view.upgrade.doc/GUID-CE9531F4-6E70-494B-BE42-EF4666719F24.html Important is that you must complete the upgrade process in a specific order. Below a summary of the steps to take to upgrade your Horizon View environment to 6.1.1 Stop/halt all View scheduled tasks Disable …

VMware Horizon View – Script to create Persona Management Repositories, Shares and Permissions

When setting up VMware Horizon View Persona Management, one of the task to do is to create a remote repository to store the user data and settings, application-specific data, and other user-generated information in user profiles. Required persona management remote repository permissions The minimum required NTFS and share level permissions …

VMware Horizon View – Maximum concurrent connections within a certain period

Last week, I received the question from a client wether it was easy to see the maximum concurrent connections in VMware Horizon View between two distinct dates. There are several ways to do this: Through vRealize operations manager for Horizon In the standard VMware Horizon View console you can see the maximum …

VMware Horizon View – Maximum machine account password age

Have you ever had situation where you get the message “the trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed” when you try to logon to a Windows machine? This situation happens when there is a “password mismatch”. Typically passwords are being thought of as something related to a user account, but …

VMware Horizon View – Cloud Pod Architecture Installation

The configuration of the VMware Horizon View Cloud Pod Architecture is done entirely through command line. The lmvutil command line tool is used to configure and manage a VMware Horizon View Cloud Pod Architecture environment. The lmvutil tool is installed as part of the VMware Horizon View installation. You can use the VMware Horizon …

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 …