Integrate Cisco UCS with Microsoft AD LDAP

Hat tip to @UCSGuru for making this very informative video for integrating Cisco UCS with Microsoft Active Directory. Easy as pie!  

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NEWS: Teradici announces partnership to deliver UC VoIP to PCoIP Desktops!

This is a follow up to my earlier post regarding the ability to use VoIP Softphones through a Zero Client running PCoIP protocol using VMware View. (Here)   For those of us managing a zero-client desktop environment utilizing VMware View, this is huge news.  We now have some concrete information from Teradici about a partnership […]

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VMworld 2013 – What’s new in vSphere 5.5

What’s new in vSphere 5.5? Supports 2X the number of CPU, RAM, VMs, etc. Single Sign-on gets fixed!  FINALLY! The web interface is improved! (Good – I never used that anyhow) VSAN – mmmm VMware NSX vFlash Updates for vCloud Director and SRM You can also update directly from vSphere 5.0 or 5.1 to 5.5. […]

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VMworld 2013 Agenda

Whew hoo!  VMworld 2013 is here – the 10th VMworld! Here’s my schedule!  Tweet me @philvirtual if you want to meet up. Monday: 9-10:30 – General Session with Pat Gelsinger 11-12 – SEC5428 – VMWare Compliance Reference Architecture Framework Overview 12:30 – Lunch in Moscone West 1:30-2:30 – ERT1000 – Executive Roundtable 2:30-4PM – Solutions […]

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View: Black Screen after Windows Updates?

Has anyone else experienced black screen/protocol errors (externally) after doing mid-July Windows Updates on an internal connection server and my manual VM? I think the issue is related to: KB2840631 (on WinSvr2008) and KB2844286 (on Windows 7). My manual VM stopped connecting immediately after I installed this update and tried to connect to it externally. […]

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VoIP on PCoIP VMware View – Some Concrete Information

UPDATE: June 5, 2014 – NEWS: Teradici announces partnership to deliver UC to PCoIP Desktops!   Are you running VMware View on Zero Clients?  If so, you’re using the Teradici PCoIP protocol to transmit these desktops. Teradici has had the Tera1 Zero Clients for quite some time but recently released the Tera2 Zero Clients.  Along with […]

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Case Study by eGroup

Our IT department and company were just featured in an eGroup case study.  Head on over to the eGroup blog to check it out!  

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Why Can’t you Stretch View Clusters?

For years I’ve wondered why a Stretched VMware Horizon View cluster is not supported by VMware.  I always assumed it was because of latency, but now we know for sure. Go check out this post on Simon Long’s website: Why Can’t I Have A Stretched VMware Horizon View Cluster?

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Carolina VMware Users Summit 2013

Tomorrow, June 6, is the annual Carolina VMware Users Summit 2013 in the Charlotte Convention Center.  This annual event is considered by many to be the “VMworld on the East Coast!” If you have not registered yet and would like to attend, head on over to: Some highlights on the agenda: Free Breakfast (7:30-8:30AM) Morning […]

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How to: replace a Cisco 2960 switch and upgrade firmware

I may know many different things in the IT realm, but when it comes to Cisco switching and IOS, I used to be clueless…  but no more! When it came time to replace a Cisco 2960 switch and upgrade firmware, I was left cold.  I didn’t feel like engaging our VAR this time, and instead, […]

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