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VMware Horizon Guest OS Optimization

Microsoft Windows is designed for physical hardware, specifically desktops, and for that hardware to be accessed by just one user at a time. A default installation of Microsoft Windows contains several configuration settings, components, and scheduled tasks that may not be required or are not desirable in a Horizon environment. Therefore, with virtual desktops, one-time... Continue Reading →

vRealize Network Insight 6.0 Upgrade

vRealize Network Insight, release after release has truly solved the challenges organizations have been facing around network troubleshooting (performance or packet drops), security planning and having an application centric view of datacenter objects, from a networking and security perspective. They could be On-premise workloads or across hybrid / public cloud Infrastructures. While I intend to... Continue Reading →

Profile Management Using Dynamic Environment Manager

In a Virtual, desktop Infrastructure, managing user profiles are one of the biggest challenges. These profiles may get corrupted or contain incorrect settings, which require the complete removal of the profile and reconfiguration of the user environment. This may require a lot of time and effort, resulting in decreased productivity and inconsistent user experience. Many... Continue Reading →

Installing NSX Advanced Load Balancer in VMware Environments

Architecture Overview: Avi Vantage Platform – 100% software-defined, scalable, and distributed modern architecture that best matches the new generation of applications. The Avi Vantage architecture separates the data and control planes to deliver application services beyond load balancings, such as application analytics, predictive autoscaling, micro-segmentation, and self-service for app owners in both on-premises or cloud environments.... Continue Reading →

Upgrading to vRealize Operations 8.2

vRealize Operations Manager 8.2 was released on 6th Oct, 2020. It delivers new and enhanced capabilities for self-driving operations to help customers optimize, plan, and scale VMware Cloud, which includes on-premises private cloud or VMware SDDC in multiple public clouds such as VMware Cloud on AWS, while at the same time unifying multi-cloud monitoring. Powered by... Continue Reading →

Migrating from Linked Clones to Instant Clones

With Horizon 8 (2006), linked clones are deprecated, which means they will be removed in Horizon's future version. Instant clones are also now available across all licensing editions of Horizon. This is a great time to migrate existing linked-clone pools to instant-clone pools. Instant Clone Technology – VMware Horizon® instant clones and View Composer linked clones are... Continue Reading →

Upgrade to vRealize Operations 8.1.1

To get the best out of vRealize Operations , it is always recommended to be on the latest version and build. In this article, I will provide detailed information on how to upgrade to vRealize Operations 8.1.1. These recommendations are based on 200+ upgrades we have completed in EMEA. Please find below the steps we... Continue Reading →

Integrating AVI with Horizon

VMware Horizon provides no native method to load-balance client requests to Horizon Connection Servers. It is recommended that we implement some load-balancing solution to help balance the client connections across all the Horizon Connection Servers in our infrastructure. There are different options to perform load traffic management for components such as Unified Access Gateway, Horizon... Continue Reading →

VMware Dynamic Environment Manager 2006

VMware Dynamic Environment Manager provides end-users with a personalized and dynamic Windows desktop. Through VMware Dynamic Environment Manager, you can customize the desktop by providing access to IT resources based on the role, device, and location of the user. In this way, you can create a desktop that adapts to the specific needs of the... Continue Reading →

Horizon 8 2006 Connection Server Upgrade

Upgrading a Horizon Connection Server, will look straight forward as per the documentation, however the most important part is not just following the pre-requisites and compatibility, but also the environment readiness, which includes factors like roll back plan, post upgrade tasks like cleanups. Hence missing out on any of the overall approach of prerequisites and... Continue Reading →

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