28 04, 2014

PernixData FVP Next – Game Changer?

By | April 28th, 2014|FVP, Strategy, View, Virtualization, VMware|0 Comments

Like many other storage enthusiasts, I also attended the live Storage Tech Field Day 5 (#SFD5) presentation by Satyam Vaghani (@SatyamVaghani) of PernixData (@PernixData).  In case you missed it, here is a link to recordings of the presentation, conveniently broken down into areas of focus. The presentation was about the current version: PernixData FVP 1.5, [...]

26 03, 2014

Horizon Workspace Data-Va Error: Proxy Authentication Required

By | March 26th, 2014|Horizon View, How To, View, Virtualization, VMware, Workspace|0 Comments

While deploying Horizon Workspace, you may configure LibreOffice on the data-va appliance, to get the basic preview functionality going.  If your setup requires going through a proxy server to reach the Internet, the following command needs to be run (in a console session on the data-va appliance) first: export http_proxy=http://ProxyServer:Port After running that, you run [...]

13 03, 2014

Horizon View 5.x Events Database Configuration Error

By | March 13th, 2014|Horizon View, How To, View, Virtualization, VMware|5 Comments

While configuring the Events Database in VMware Horizon View 5.x, you might see the following error message: An error occurred while attempting to configure the database. Double check the database parameters and ensure that the database is not down, restarting, or otherwise unavailable A customer had this problem for a while and they had tried [...]

4 02, 2014

Why enabling NIOC (Network I/O Control) in a home lab is a good idea?

By | February 4th, 2014|ESX, NIOC, vCenter, View, Virtual Lab, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere, Workstation|4 Comments

We all know that Network I/O Control is your friend when it comes to production deployments of vSphere in general.  Today, I quickly wanted to make a point that NIOC is also great when it comes to home labs and why we should have it enabled, if possible. A few days back, I was deploying [...]

28 01, 2013

Building (or Upgrading) a Virtual Home Lab Machine – Part III

By | January 28th, 2013|Hardware, vCenter, View, Virtual Lab, VMware, vSphere, Windows, Workstation|5 Comments

In the first and second posts of this series, I covered my thought process for deciding what hardware and software to use for my new lab machine and then what I actually bought and built, respectively.  In this last post of the series, I intend to cover some optimizations I did after the build, some [...]

31 05, 2012

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

By | 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 | 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 [...]