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 →

Microsoft Exchange OWA Banner

I recently went through a migration of Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2016.  One of the changes to the environment was the move to putting Exchange behind our SAML login platform ADFS 3.0.  One idea we had was to let our OWA users know right on the website.  Microsoft does not give a way to do... Continue Reading →

SCOM Console Slow

So I spun up a new System Center Operations Manager 2016 environment.  I have been building SCOM systems for some time back to 2007.  I like the product and as far as I am concerned there is nothing else for a primarily windows environment that will give you that level of visibility, monitoring and reporting.... Continue Reading →

Upgrade Graylog 2.1 to 2.2

So Graylog came out with version 2.2 which added some cool new features. https://www.graylog.org/blog/88-announcing-graylog-v2-2-0 A little background I run a 3 node graylog cluster gets some decent use. Each node is running graylog,mongodb,elasticsearch and has 8vCPU, 32GB mem and 500GB disk.  This all sits behind a Kemp load balancer. The current 2.1 repo will not pull... Continue Reading →

Elasticsearch Diskspace

Elasticsearch 2.x installed on Centos 7.3 By default Centos 7 will allocate the majority of disk space to /home. Unfortunately, this is not where Elasticsearch is storing data by default. Run df -h to take a look at your partitioning. If in Graylog you receive a journaling error this could be the reason. This is because... Continue Reading →

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