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Reclaim space on XtremIO with unmap

Like most of us, you are probably using thin-provisioned LUNS on your storage system.  If you’re using an all flash array (AFA), like EMC’s XtremIO, then you’re also probably using a pretty awesome in-line deduplicating and compressing storage system. I did not know until recently that unused storage blocks on a VMFS datastore are NOT automatically […]

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Add PortGroup to hosts with PowerCLI

It’s easy to add a new portgroup to all hosts in your cluster or even just one host with PowerCLI.   To add to all hosts in the cluster, use this script: get-cluster “My-Servers” | Get-VMHost | Get-VirtualSwitch -Name “vSwitch2” | New-VirtualPortGroup -Name “VM Mgmt Network VLAN 101” -VLanId 101   To add to one […]

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It’s official – VMware is retiring the “thick client”

The next version of vSphere will be released without the C# thick client. It will JUST be an HTML5 web client.  You can download the Fling of the HTML5 client now from VMware: https://labs.vmware.com/flings/vsphere-html5-web-client   There is no public release date for the new version of vSphere.  

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VMware Horizon View 6’s best kept secret

ViewDbChk –scanMachines –force Yep.   That’s it.

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Teradici Announced End Of Life for Tera1 Zero Clients

Am I the only one that missed this from April? According to this official documentation from Teradici, Tera1 is now End of Life. Important Dates Milestone Definition Date End-of-Life (EOL) Notification Notification of EOL provided through Teradici’s Technical Support portal.Tera1 firmware releases will not include development for new platform version support or features.Firmware updates will […]

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NEW Easy ways to License Microsoft Windows and Office for VMware Horizon View Virtual desktops (VDI)

An extremely complicated concept to understand is Microsoft Licensing in general.  If you’re trying to properly license virtual desktops running Windows, your level of complication just multiplied. Late 2014 also included MANY updates to the licensing options for VDI that I’ll discuss below. Disclaimer:  I am not a Microsoft Licensing expert by any means.  I […]

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VMware Horizon View Blast Gateway does not update

Ran across an interesting issue lately where our internal SSL CA certs from the last go around expired 3/2/2015.  When we upgraded to Horizon 5.3.3 in December 2014, we updated all the certs to expire 12/2016, so we shouldn’t have had any issues.  NOT so fast… Turns out the issue is how you upgrade the […]

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News: First zero-client supported softphone client released for VMware Horizon View – VoIP for PCoIP

Counterpath and Teradici officially announced the release of the Bria Virtualized Edition softphone last week.  Enterprise customers now have access to the first UC (VoIP) solution for Teradici PCoIP Zero Clients for VMware Horizon View virtual desktop (VDI) deployments, both on-site and desktop-as-a-service (DAAS). The Bria client enables voice calling (Via USB headset), IM and […]

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VMware Horizon View External Security Server and POODLE Vulnerability

Using VMware Horizon View and an External Security Server?  You may be vulnerable to “Poodle” (CVE-2014-3566)! VMware has released several KB’s on the issue. VMware Products and CVE-2014-3566 (POODLE) (2092133) Disabling SSLv3 connections over HTTPS to View Security Server and View Connection Server (2094442)   In regards to Horizon, 5.3.3’s release notes clearly state that […]

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Resize LUN protected by Recoverpoint and SRM

This is not a task that I do very often, but when I do, I seem to forget the “gotchas” in this process.  Documentation is not cohesive, so below are my steps to follow. **If you have RecoverPoint 3.5 SP1 or later and the VNX splitter with a VNX running OE for Block 05.32 or […]

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