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Trend Micro Deep Security 9: What is it?

Trend Micro Deep Security 9 is an acquired product from “Third Brigade” that is an integrated solution into the Hypervisor in the VMware ESXi environment.  It is used with Agents or can be Agent-less. With an Agent-less install, you’ve got:  Intrusion Prevention, Firewall, Anti-Malware, Web Reputation, Integrity Monitoring, and Log Inspection. It can go into your […]

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VMworld: Lock down VMware View USB ports

I would say one of the best things about using VMware View is the included Group Policy pack that let you do just about anything you think you couldn’t do!  VMworld’s HOL (Hands on Lab) addresses several of these awesome group policies in different lessons. For a shop like ours who require stringent security, especially […]

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VMworld Hands-on-Labs (HOLs)

If you’re like me, one of my “must-see” items for VMworld each year are the Hands On Labs.  VMware and their partners spend a lot of time and energy to showcase products and solutions that you might just be wondering how they work.  It’s definitely worth my time to spend several hours in these labs […]

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VMware View 5.1 – How-To Videos

As a part of my series on VMware View 5.1, I’ve made a few videos and posted on YouTube.   Creating SSL Certs on your domain:   Add View Composer and vCenter Server to View Administrator:   Set up View Events Database on SQL Server:  

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VMware View 5.1: VM HW 8? Dual Monitors?

If you are using VMware View and dual displays, DO NOT upgrade your Virtual Machine hardware to Version 8!  There are major graphics issues with this version.  The biggest issues are seen when moving windows between displays.  And the performance was AWFUL. Already upgraded to HW 8 like I did?  VMware’s KB article provides a […]

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VMware View 5.1: VMXNET3 bug

Having strange issues with your Win 7 linked clones or manual desktops?  I was!  Apparently there is a small bug in the VMXNET3 setup with Windows 7 and Windows 2008. According to VMware, “This issue occurs due to the way the VMXNET 3 adapter is added. The Windows 7 guest operating system identifies the adapter […]

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VMware View 5.1: View Agent

I’ve had some issues with the transition to VMware View 5.1 in regards to performance and display problems.  Through KB Articles and the VMware support engineer, I’ve learned some valuable information about the VMware View Agent. Install the View Agent LAST after you setup your vm, install applications, do windows updates, and get the VM […]

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