Archives for May 2012

May
08

Silicon Routers and 10,000 VMware View Users – Whiptail

Whiptail launched “INVICTA” today and put on the big boy pants and lost the lizard and have a fresh new look. INVICTA is really a silicon router that allows there all SSD arrays now called ACCELA form a pool of storage, working as one unit. Today you can add up to 6 nodes with INVICTA, 72 TB of NAND flash, sustained bandwidth beyond 6 GB/s and a sustained IOPS beyond 600,000. Whiptail uses all standard MLC based flash so the price point is good and the SSD life span is really amazing. I have heard over 2 PB hitting an INVICTA setup and only have 2% wear on the drives.


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May
08

VMware EUC KB articles for the Week of May 7th, 2012

VMware View
After upgrading View Connection Server, a blank grey web page is displayed for the View Administrator console (2018751)
VMware View Persona Management fails and data does not sync (2019247)
VMware View Transfer Server fails to publish Local Mode image (2019448)

Socialcast

How to decline or ignore invites to a group in Socialcast (2019339)

May
06

Persona Bake-Off: View Persona 5.1 vs ProfileUnity

Disclaimer: One is included and one will cost you money. List your goals for Persona Management before even looking at a product.

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May
02

#VDI Tip 70: Fixing the View Agent on Persistent Desktops without Recomposing

This is guest post from a co-worker, Brent Robin. Good find if you run into the problem.

1) Go to the vsphere vCenter where the vm is located and login to the VM via the console.

2) Login into the VM locally as administrator only.

3) Uninstall the View Agent. Reboot the VM.

4) Log back into the VM as the local Administrator and follow these directions as per this link > http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2002765

5) Disable any TP Autoconnect services associated to Thinprint.

6) Disable the antivirus scanner if applicable.

7) Install the View Agent ver that is applicable and reboot the VM.

8) Check the View Administrator console to make sure the Status shows “Available”.

9) Have user log back into their VM to ensure its stable.

May
02

View 5.1 – Goodies and Gottcha’s

Like most of the VMware .1 releases, it’s chalk full of sorts of goodies. Below are new tidbits that make up View 5.1. The pictures below are from the beta but for the most part everything should still apply.
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