30 09, 2013

How to create shared iSCSI storage for ESXi using StarWind’s iSCSI SAN Software

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:06+00:00 September 30th, 2013|Cloud, ESX, How To, SRM, StarWind, vCenter, VDI, Virtual Lab, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere, Windows, Workstation|3 Comments

In my previous post, I mentioned that I use StarWind Software's iSCSI SAN software to provide iSCSI LUNs for my home lab.  In this post, I'll document the process to create a simple shared iSCSI LUN setup.  Using that, one can provide as many LUNs as required to an ESXi setup, possibly with multipathing - [...]

31 05, 2012

Upgrading VMware View 5.0.x to 5.1 (Part II)

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:07+00:00 May 31st, 2012|vCenter, VDI, View, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere|0 Comments

In the first part of this post, I detailed the notes that I took while upgrading my VMware View 5.0.1 environment to 5.1.  I also mentioned some of the preparations that one should make before carrying out the upgrade.  In this post, I'll write about the rest of the upgrade process that I followed and also mention [...]

30 05, 2012

Upgrading VMware View 5.0.x to 5.1 (Part I)

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:07+00:00 May 30th, 2012|vCenter, VDI, View, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere|1 Comment

If you are interested in VMware View, you might have noticed that version 5.1 came out recently.  You might also know that it contains some eagerly awaited enhancements like View Storage Accelerator, Improved Persona Management options and ability to have a standalone View Composer machine, amongst other things.  For those reasons, I thought I should [...]

1 07, 2010

VMware View 4 Composer support for Windows 2008 x64

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:08+00:00 July 1st, 2010|vCenter, VDI, Virtualization, vSphere|2 Comments

These days, I am playing with VMware View 4.0.1.  This is because a customer wants it "gradually" deployed within the company - so we have some time to do it.  However, it's always nice to have a bash in your development environment before going full-blown into testing.  I did that and the first thing I discovered was that [...]

6 04, 2010

Right time for VDI?

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:09+00:00 April 6th, 2010|Strategy, VDI, Virtualization|0 Comments

I started working with Virtualization when VMware made it available to the x86 environment, little more than a decade ago.  People didn't really know about it and things that we take for granted these days, were quite difficult to do.  For that reason, take up was a bit slow but in recent years with technologies maturing, it has [...]