20 06, 2014

My New Dual-Xeon Based Nested Home Lab Machine – Part II

By |2016-12-11T15:25:03+01:00June 20th, 2014|Hardware, How To, Virtual Lab, Workstation|8 Comments

In the previous post, I explained the need for a new machine in my home lab and the considerations before buying appropriate components to build one. In this post, I will look at the "Physical Decision Points" and the "Bill of Materials" (read "damage") for those components. So, without further ado, let's start: Physical Decision [...]

7 04, 2014

Horizon Workspace Data-va: Manually mounting the NFS share

By |2016-12-11T15:25:03+01:00April 7th, 2014|Horizon View, How To, Virtualization, VMware, Workspace|0 Comments

As part of "data-va" configuration (while deploying a Horizon Workspace environment), you might want to add an NFS store.  In fact, it is recommended to do so for larger environments for flexibility, performance and scalability reasons. Typically, the way to do it is to create an NFS share and set access so that the data-va [...]

26 03, 2014

Horizon Workspace Data-Va Error: Proxy Authentication Required

By |2014-03-26T09:18:03+01:00March 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 |2016-12-11T15:25:05+01:00March 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 [...]

30 12, 2013

How to deploy VMware Capacity Planner properly (Part I)

By |2016-12-11T15:25:06+01:00December 30th, 2013|Capacity Planner, How To, Virtualization|4 Comments

Recently, I was on an engagement where use of VMware Capacity Planner was required, to get an estimate of consolidation ratios.  This was done in order to build a business case for virtualization.  Now I know that this is not a topic that many are interested in as it's not a "core" virtualization component but [...]

23 12, 2013

VMware Capacity Planner: Next button doesn’t work in New Project Wizard (Version 3.0)

By |2016-12-11T15:25:06+01:00December 23rd, 2013|Capacity Planner, How To, Virtualization|2 Comments

While creating a VMware Capacity Planner project in version 3.0 recently, I encountered a weird problem.  After selecting the required machines in the "New Project Wizard" using "Manually select specific systems", the "Next" button didn't want to work, even though it was highlighted on the screen, implying all was good: I tried clicking it a [...]

19 11, 2013

VMware Capacity Planner: Connect to Perfmon Failed

By |2016-12-11T15:25:06+01:00November 19th, 2013|Capacity Planner, ESX, How To, vCenter, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere, Windows|3 Comments

These days, I am working on a project involving VMware Capacity Planner.  Part of its deployment means that one has to troubleshoot access issues, in order to get successful inventory and performance scans.  I am planning to write a couple of posts to document tips that one generally doesn't find in documentation.  In the meantime, [...]