Archives for May 2012

May
30

#VDI Tip 74: Install a New Certificate for View Composer Before You Upgrade

If you import a CA-signed certificate before you install View Composer, you can select the signed certificate during the View Composer installation. This approach eliminates the manual task of replacing the default certificate after the installation.

If you intend to replace an existing certificate or the default, self-signed certificate with a new certificate after you install View Composer, you must import the new certificate and run the SviConfig ReplaceCertificate utility to bind your new certificate to the port used by View Composer.

Command Usage
sviconfig -operation=ReplaceCertificate
-delete=false

May
28

New EUC KB Articles Published for Week Ending 5/26/12 – McAfee Move BSOD, vShield Endpoint & Wyse P20 disconnects

VMware ThinApp
POST data operation is not supported in ThinDirect function
Date Published: 5/22/2012

VMware View Manager
Re-protecting a View replica virtual machine (2015006)
Date Published: 5/24/2012 [Read more…]

May
23

So Your Boss Thinks You’re Stupid – Converged Infrastructure

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Converged infrastructure packages multiple information technology (IT) components into a single, optimized computing solution. Components of a converged infrastructure solution include servers, data storage devices, networking equipment and software for IT infrastructure management, automation and orchestration.”

I am not a converged infrastructure hater. I agree with the value proposition that converged infrastructure brings. VBlock from VCE, FlexPod from the reference architecture of NetApp & Cisco, HP with Cloud Matrix. The afore mentioned converged infrastructure solutions are marketing machines. The big players in this space have strong relationships with their current customer base and are using converged infrastructure as a one stop shopping menu for their gear.
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May
22

VMware EUC KB articles – May 22nd, 2012

VMware View Manager
Importing an SSL certificate from Microsoft Certificate Authority to a View Connection or Security Server (2016032)
Date Published: 5/18/2012
Attempting to view persistent disks fails with the error: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException (2016056)
Date Published: 5/15/2012
Authenticating Kiosk users in View Manager fail with the error: Unknown user name or bad password. (2017010) [Read more…]

May
17

#VDI Tip 73: Enable SSO for View 5.1

How to enable SSO for View 5.1
• Enable “log in as current user” Client GPO policy
• Edit “Servers Trusted For delegation”
By default, this feature is turned off until you provide a list of View Connection Servers that can authenticate with the “log in as current user.“

May
17

#VDI Tip 72 – Upgrade to View 5.1 – Clients First!

Legacy View Clients prior to 5.0 (4.6 and previous versions) are not compatible with View 5.1 Connection Server. Don’t do the upgrade and then have none of your users able to connect.

May
16

VMware EUC KB articles for the Week of May 14th, 2012

VMware ThinApp

· A ThinApp which includes the .NET Framework generates the message: Event ID: 1101 “.NET Runtime Optimization Service (clr_optimization_version) – 1>Failed to compile:” (2018794)

· Running a ThinApp application fails with the error: License problem: Unable to validate your license (2019985)

VMware View

· Unable to install VMware View Composer 2.7 with Oracle ODBC connectio

· Persona Management fails when Novell Secure Login is installed

· Attempting to view persistent disks fails with the error: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException

May
16

#VDI Tip 71: Best Practice – Leave the Firewall Turned on the Connection & Security Servers – View 5.1

Windows Firewall with Advanced Security must be enabled on security server and View Connection Server hosts.By default, IPsec rules govern connections between security server and View Connection Server and require Windows Firewall with Advanced Security to be enabled. [Read more…]

May
15

VM-FEX for VDI is Bogus

I had wriiten a post, #VDI Tip 69: Use QofS – UCS and VMware View 5 but it’s misleading. The premise of using QofS is still a good and should be done. Since VM-FEX is dependent on the number of PCI-devices that your server can handle. Since you can only have 32 PCI-devices per server and some are taken up my various functions, the Max is really 30 desktops. The report mentions 30 desktops being used for testing but never declared it as a limiting factor. I declare this report as Bogus!

If you want to run QofS with VDI you will need a Nexus 1000v or use the virtual distributed switch(vDS) and run the QofS from the vDS. If your running VDI with 30 VM’s or less per server, you work for a hardware vendor 🙂

May
15

Monitoring Based on End-User Experience (EUX)

Why are you monitoring your desktops? I thought VDI was all about your users and their applications. Xangati brings an industry first for VDI, monitoring based on End-User Experience (EUX)\User Profiles. The newest release of the Xangati Managemsent Dashboard (XMD) Suite 5.0 integrates with VMware and Citrix connection brokers. In Xangati like fashion this is all done agent-less. For a good little discussion on agent vs agentless check this discussion out. I agree with the Deltona on 2nd comment, agents should be avoided at all cost.
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