VDI Resource Calculator – v1.0

This may come in handy for those of you planning to deploy a VDI environment.  I built this excel "calculator" so hopefully people can get a quick idea of the amount of hosts needed based on their own desktop requirements. I also built this as my group is being looked at to help others with their own... Continue Reading →

Centos Firewall Source Rule Creation

This is useful for protecting your elasticsearch cluster.  Something like graylog should be the only thing that is able to connect to it outside of the other elasticsearch nodes. firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-rich-rule='rule family="ipv4" source address="" port protocol="tcp" port="9300" accept' firewall-cmd --reload


Excited I get to go to the VMUG USERCON this year.  I havn't been able to go in some time and really looking forward seeing what's up and coming. Maybe I can win one of those fancy home labs, either-way there's free beer.   BOSTON SUMMER VMUG USERCON

Horizon View and Windows 10 LTSB

If you have Windows 10 in a VDI environment you know the pains of trying to disable all of the junk you don't want running that is just wasting CPU\MEM and increasing logon times.  You can run the Optimization Tool but it can be finicky with disabling those pesky windows 10 features. I began experimenting... Continue Reading →

Long Recompose Times Horizon View

When building the image for your VDI environment you may reach a point where recompose times get longer and longer.  One possible reason could be the size of your image.  I have found that the breaking point for a desktop is about 250GB image.  This doesn't mean you have a 250GB disk and you are... Continue Reading →

Managing the VDI Gold Image

Often overlooked is the managing of the gold image during a VDI implementation. You do all of this hard work to get it running exactly how you want it and everyone is happy.  Then a request comes in to move to the next OS or create a new pool and nothing works!  You forgot about... Continue Reading →

Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Disk Space

I had an interesting issue where one of my Exchange 2010 Mailbox servers was throwing alerts that it was running low on disk space. Like many people running exchange I run a report to check free space on the database volumes.  Interestingly it was only the mailbox server that was being backed up.  The environment... Continue Reading →

Horizon View Desktops going offline

So I ran into an issue a while ago with my Horizon View non-persistant desktops. The issue was that they kept losing their DHCP lease and through the vCenter console you could see that they had APIPA addresses. In this environment we have a lot of churn in the VDI environment.  People will logon to... Continue Reading →

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