13 03, 2014

Horizon View 5.x Events Database Configuration Error

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:05+00:00 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 [...]

28 01, 2013

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

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:07+00:00 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 | 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 [...]