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vROPs for Horizon - Regain Compatibility and Insight into your VDI

If your business happens to utilize VMware Horizon for VDI, and vRealize Operations (vROPs) for infrastructure monitoring, insight, and capacity planning, you may also be a business that uses the vROPs for Horizon Adapter (V4H) to bring that level of insight into your virtual desktop infrastructure.

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Horizon 7.7.0 has just dropped

VMware Horizon 7.7.0 is now generally available, along with Horizon Apps 7.7.0, and the coinciding Horizon Clients 4.10.0. This release brings support for the brand new vSphere 6.7 U1 and vSAN 6.7 U1!

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Horizon 7.1 Everything you need to know [Updated]

VMware released the highly anticipated Horizon 7.1 this week and there are all sorts of enhancements and new features related to the next-gen virtual desktop infrastructure. Here’s your one-stop-shop for everything you need to know.

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My Top 10 Horizon View Tips

If you’re just getting started with managing a Horizon View environment, or if you’re looking for ways to make the most of your new environment, then my Top 10 list of Horizon View Tips will help get you started!

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Horizon Linux VM (pre-packaged) [Updated]

I’m excited to share what I’ve been working on the last several weeks. Recently I posted over on my Github a new project I’m working called Horizon Linux VM. It’s a pre-packaged Ubuntu OVA that automates most of the customization and configuration needed for a Linux Desktop Template to be used in a VMware Horizon 7 environment.

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Deploying Linux VDI Pools with Horizon 7 [Updated]

One of the more popular posts on That Virtual Boy has been Deploying Linux VDI Pools with Horizon 6. That post was written when Linux and VDI were just getting acquainted. Horizon has grown up a bit and we’re now at Horizon version 7.0.2 which means we have plenty of new enhancements and capabilities to bring to the table.

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Horizon Client 4.2 Now Available

The bits for VMware Horizon View Client 4.2 have been released as well as all the accompanying documentation. This release is paired with Horizon 7 version 7.0.2 also released today (more posts coming soon for that!) Each major platform has its own release notes and features, so be sure to check out the notes pertaining to the systems of interest to you.

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Virtualizing Applications - which solution is best for you?

Whether you’ve been tasked with a VDI deployment to include not only desktop virtualization, but application virtualization, or you’re simply trying to dust off your Horizon deployment and add some sweet flair, knowing where to invest your time and energy for app virtualization can leave you scratching your head. Hopefully this post can help you take that first step in the right direction.

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Composer Fault: Virtual Machine with Input Specification already exists

If you’ve ever run into this error when composing linked clones with VMware Horizon View Composer, you are very much not alone. This is a common error that ultimately comes down to this: your Composer database already has an entry with that VM name in it. There are 3 ways to fix it depending on your View version and scenario. But first, let’s understand the issue.

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How to backup and restore the Horizon 6 View ADAM database

The ADAM database is the heart and soul of your Horizon View environment. It contains all sorts of great stuff from Pool inventory, to persistent disk assignment, to licensing information. Long story short, if you lose your ADAM database, you straight up lose. Be a winner and backup your database!

Read More

Deploying Linux VDI Pools with Horizon 6

Horizon 6 brought us many exciting changes. One of the more memorable ones is the addition of support for certified Linux Guests. At the time of this writing, Horizon 6 supports RHEL 6.6, Ubuntu 12.04, CentOS 6.6, and Neoukylin 6/6U1.

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Installing VMware Workspace Portal 2.1

The Workspace vApp design and deployment has been dramatically simplified in this release. If you’ve dabbled with Workspace in the past, got frustrated with the vApp complexity, and ended up putting it on the shelf - now’s the time to revisit this amazing product.

Read More

What’s New in VMware Workspace Portal 2.1

The Workspace vApp design and deployment has been dramatically simplified in this release. If you’ve dabbled with Workspace in the past, got frustrated with the vApp complexity, and ended up putting it on the shelf - now’s the time to revisit this amazing product.

Read More

Offline upgrades available for Horizon Workspace 1.8

Whether you’re running Horizon Workspace 1.5 as a POC, or you restricted it to have internal access by design, admins who deployed Workspace without internet access can rejoice knowing that version 1.8 introduces a method for performing an “offline” upgrade. This option was not previously available when upgrading from 1.0 to 1.5.

The process includes setting up a local web server and using the updatelocal.hzn checkurl command against the web server.

When going through the upgrade guide, you may be wondering where you actually get the mentioned updaterepo.zip files. It’s not clearly stated, however, you will need to contact VMware GSS Support in order to obtain those update bits.

http://pubs.vmware.com/horizon-workspace-18/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/horizon-workspace-18-upgrade.pdf

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Horizon Workspace 1.8 is out!

As you may have heard, Horizon Workspace 1.8 became GA yesterday. This release hasn’t been publicized too much but is a major improvement over the 1.5 release with many bug fixes.

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Error Code 500 after rebooting Horizon Workspace

You may have seen this “Cannot display web page” error after rebooting your Horizon Workspace instance and attempting to login to the Gateway, or after it’s been running for a few days. Let’s take a closer look.

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How to integrate Horizon View Desktops with Horizon Workspace [Updated]

If you’re a system administrator utilizing Horizon Workspace, chances are you also have an existing Horizon View instance. Horizon Workspace makes it easy for admins to integrate their existing View environment into Workspace, giving your users seamless integration and easy access to their entitled desktops.

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VMware Horizon 7.12 Has Arrived

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VMware has just released Horizon 7.12 which is kind of a big deal! Packed with new features and fixes, this release is timely amid a massive increase in the Work From Home movement in attempt to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 spread. This release comes alongside publication of additional methods to securely connecting to your office’s physical workstations from your home. Let’s take a closer look.

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VMworld 2019 US Day 1

VMworld US 2019 Day 1 is in the books along with a slew of exciting announcements and developments. Expanded partnerships in hybrid cloud, VMware Tanzu preview, and enhancements to Workspace ONE are just a few of the major announcements that help position VMware as a critical player in today’s Enterprise.

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VMware Recertification Rollback

Whoever thought we’d see this?! VMware made an overwhelmingly well-received change today regarding its VCP Certification program. Effective immediately, VMware is removing the requirement to recertify their VCP certifications within a two-year period.

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Mapping VMware Updates and Tools to Build Numbers

VMware has always branded its software as GA, Update 1, Express Patch 4, etc etc. This makes it easy to discuss features and fixes among employees and customers alike. The challenge, as many of you know, is knowing the exact build numbers that correlate to these upgrades and patches.

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Horizon 7.1 Everything you need to know [Updated]

VMware released the highly anticipated Horizon 7.1 this week and there are all sorts of enhancements and new features related to the next-gen virtual desktop infrastructure. Here’s your one-stop-shop for everything you need to know.

Read More

My Top 10 Horizon View Tips

If you’re just getting started with managing a Horizon View environment, or if you’re looking for ways to make the most of your new environment, then my Top 10 list of Horizon View Tips will help get you started!

Read More

Horizon Linux VM (pre-packaged) [Updated]

I’m excited to share what I’ve been working on the last several weeks. Recently I posted over on my Github a new project I’m working called Horizon Linux VM. It’s a pre-packaged Ubuntu OVA that automates most of the customization and configuration needed for a Linux Desktop Template to be used in a VMware Horizon 7 environment.

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Deploying Linux VDI Pools with Horizon 7 [Updated]

One of the more popular posts on That Virtual Boy has been Deploying Linux VDI Pools with Horizon 6. That post was written when Linux and VDI were just getting acquainted. Horizon has grown up a bit and we’re now at Horizon version 7.0.2 which means we have plenty of new enhancements and capabilities to bring to the table.

Read More

Virtualizing Applications - which solution is best for you?

Whether you’ve been tasked with a VDI deployment to include not only desktop virtualization, but application virtualization, or you’re simply trying to dust off your Horizon deployment and add some sweet flair, knowing where to invest your time and energy for app virtualization can leave you scratching your head. Hopefully this post can help you take that first step in the right direction.

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VMware Product Walkthroughs

NSX.. EVO:RAIL.. Virtual SAN.. ever wish you could have a simple one-stop-shop for learning about the latest virtualization technologies?

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Upgrading Workspace Portal to VMware Identity Manager (vIDM)

In this post, we’ll be upgrading an HA Cluster of Workspace Portal 2.1.1 to vIDM 2.4 per the official documentation instructions. Some technical knowledge of pgAdmin and other tools is assumed in the official guide, so hopefully this post can help fill the gaps.

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Installing the all new VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) 2.4

VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) is the exciting next evolution of Workspace Portal, a critical piece within the Horizon Suite providing application provisioning, self-service catalog, conditional access controls and Single Sign-On (SSO) for SaaS, web, cloud and native mobile applications.

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Composer Fault: Virtual Machine with Input Specification already exists

If you’ve ever run into this error when composing linked clones with VMware Horizon View Composer, you are very much not alone. This is a common error that ultimately comes down to this: your Composer database already has an entry with that VM name in it. There are 3 ways to fix it depending on your View version and scenario. But first, let’s understand the issue.

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How to backup and restore the Horizon 6 View ADAM database

The ADAM database is the heart and soul of your Horizon View environment. It contains all sorts of great stuff from Pool inventory, to persistent disk assignment, to licensing information. Long story short, if you lose your ADAM database, you straight up lose. Be a winner and backup your database!

Read More

Updating Appliances Offline? Sure!

Guest Post Ahead! If you are a VMware user that has discovered the joys and simplicity of Virtual Appliances, you have probably run in to applications built on top of VMware Studio’s VAMI utilities. VAMI is the background service that provides the administration page for configuring and updating VMware Studio-based appliances.

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Deploying Linux VDI Pools with Horizon 6

Horizon 6 brought us many exciting changes. One of the more memorable ones is the addition of support for certified Linux Guests. At the time of this writing, Horizon 6 supports RHEL 6.6, Ubuntu 12.04, CentOS 6.6, and Neoukylin 6/6U1.

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VMware Labs Hidden Gem

If you don’t know what VMware HOL is, it stands for Hands On Labs. It’s an amazing platform that delivers technical guided product training right through your browser. Oh did I mention that it’s free?

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Upgrading Workspace Portal to VMware Identity Manager (vIDM)

In this post, we’ll be upgrading an HA Cluster of Workspace Portal 2.1.1 to vIDM 2.4 per the official documentation instructions. Some technical knowledge of pgAdmin and other tools is assumed in the official guide, so hopefully this post can help fill the gaps.

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Workspace Portal, Access Policies, and Kerberos authentication

You’ve decided it’s time to expand your Workspace Portal deployment from internal-only, to also allow external access. You’ve setup your Load Balancer, gotten your certificates in place, and now you’re tasked with configuring internal and external authentication methods. What’s next?

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Installing VMware Workspace Portal 2.1

The Workspace vApp design and deployment has been dramatically simplified in this release. If you’ve dabbled with Workspace in the past, got frustrated with the vApp complexity, and ended up putting it on the shelf - now’s the time to revisit this amazing product.

Read More

What’s New in VMware Workspace Portal 2.1

The Workspace vApp design and deployment has been dramatically simplified in this release. If you’ve dabbled with Workspace in the past, got frustrated with the vApp complexity, and ended up putting it on the shelf - now’s the time to revisit this amazing product.

Read More

Horizon Workspace 1.8.1 Client Update & Heartbleed bug

Last night VMware quietly released a patched Windows and OSX Client for Horizon Workspace 1.5 and 1.8 bringing the client to version 1.8.1. This client release includes an updated OpenSSL 1.0.1g. Alongside the release is a KB with the remediation steps for the Client regarding the pesky CVE-2014-0160 vulnerability.

You can continue to track the VMware advisory for this vulnerability here: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2014-0004.html

Get the downloads from the VMware Product Page.

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Offline upgrades available for Horizon Workspace 1.8

Whether you’re running Horizon Workspace 1.5 as a POC, or you restricted it to have internal access by design, admins who deployed Workspace without internet access can rejoice knowing that version 1.8 introduces a method for performing an “offline” upgrade. This option was not previously available when upgrading from 1.0 to 1.5.

The process includes setting up a local web server and using the updatelocal.hzn checkurl command against the web server.

When going through the upgrade guide, you may be wondering where you actually get the mentioned updaterepo.zip files. It’s not clearly stated, however, you will need to contact VMware GSS Support in order to obtain those update bits.

http://pubs.vmware.com/horizon-workspace-18/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/horizon-workspace-18-upgrade.pdf

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Horizon Workspace 1.8 is out!

As you may have heard, Horizon Workspace 1.8 became GA yesterday. This release hasn’t been publicized too much but is a major improvement over the 1.5 release with many bug fixes.

Read More

Error Code 500 after rebooting Horizon Workspace

You may have seen this “Cannot display web page” error after rebooting your Horizon Workspace instance and attempting to login to the Gateway, or after it’s been running for a few days. Let’s take a closer look.

Read More

How to integrate Horizon View Desktops with Horizon Workspace [Updated]

If you’re a system administrator utilizing Horizon Workspace, chances are you also have an existing Horizon View instance. Horizon Workspace makes it easy for admins to integrate their existing View environment into Workspace, giving your users seamless integration and easy access to their entitled desktops.

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Helpful Hints

Having issues getting multiple DNS servers configured for your Horizon Workspace implementation? Curious how you might configure a proxy setting without having to modify SUSE Linux config files using vi?

Dale Carter, an EUC Consulting Architect at VMware has posted a nice little write up answering these and other questions over at the VMware blog.

Dale covers using YaST, a built-in system configuration tool unique to SUSE Linux. This tool makes it incredibly easy to configure a proxy, firewall, disk operations, etc. In case you’re wondering, YaST stands for Yet another System Tool.

I want to read that!

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Horizon 7.1 Everything you need to know [Updated]

VMware released the highly anticipated Horizon 7.1 this week and there are all sorts of enhancements and new features related to the next-gen virtual desktop infrastructure. Here’s your one-stop-shop for everything you need to know.

Read More

My Top 10 Horizon View Tips

If you’re just getting started with managing a Horizon View environment, or if you’re looking for ways to make the most of your new environment, then my Top 10 list of Horizon View Tips will help get you started!

Read More

Horizon Linux VM (pre-packaged) [Updated]

I’m excited to share what I’ve been working on the last several weeks. Recently I posted over on my Github a new project I’m working called Horizon Linux VM. It’s a pre-packaged Ubuntu OVA that automates most of the customization and configuration needed for a Linux Desktop Template to be used in a VMware Horizon 7 environment.

Read More

Deploying Linux VDI Pools with Horizon 7 [Updated]

One of the more popular posts on That Virtual Boy has been Deploying Linux VDI Pools with Horizon 6. That post was written when Linux and VDI were just getting acquainted. Horizon has grown up a bit and we’re now at Horizon version 7.0.2 which means we have plenty of new enhancements and capabilities to bring to the table.

Read More

Horizon Client 4.2 Now Available

The bits for VMware Horizon View Client 4.2 have been released as well as all the accompanying documentation. This release is paired with Horizon 7 version 7.0.2 also released today (more posts coming soon for that!) Each major platform has its own release notes and features, so be sure to check out the notes pertaining to the systems of interest to you.

Read More

Virtualizing Applications - which solution is best for you?

Whether you’ve been tasked with a VDI deployment to include not only desktop virtualization, but application virtualization, or you’re simply trying to dust off your Horizon deployment and add some sweet flair, knowing where to invest your time and energy for app virtualization can leave you scratching your head. Hopefully this post can help you take that first step in the right direction.

Read More

Composer Fault: Virtual Machine with Input Specification already exists

If you’ve ever run into this error when composing linked clones with VMware Horizon View Composer, you are very much not alone. This is a common error that ultimately comes down to this: your Composer database already has an entry with that VM name in it. There are 3 ways to fix it depending on your View version and scenario. But first, let’s understand the issue.

Read More

How to backup and restore the Horizon 6 View ADAM database

The ADAM database is the heart and soul of your Horizon View environment. It contains all sorts of great stuff from Pool inventory, to persistent disk assignment, to licensing information. Long story short, if you lose your ADAM database, you straight up lose. Be a winner and backup your database!

Read More

How to integrate Horizon View Desktops with Horizon Workspace [Updated]

If you’re a system administrator utilizing Horizon Workspace, chances are you also have an existing Horizon View instance. Horizon Workspace makes it easy for admins to integrate their existing View environment into Workspace, giving your users seamless integration and easy access to their entitled desktops.

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How to Work From Home like a Boss

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Public health safety is top of mind today and the driving force behind the Work From Home movement amid COVID-19 fears. Both internally and externally I’ve seen a number of questions on how to handle these changes. I’ve been working from home almost exclusively for the past 3 years and have gotten quite comfortable with my routine. I still visit my local company office 1-2 times a week, but the majority of my “8 to 5” is in “the basement.” As I was thinking about ways I could share helpful information with the community on how to work from home efficiently, I discovered a common theme threaded throughout every suggestion: Create the environment that fosters your productivity

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Migrating Blogger to Github Pages via Jekyll

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Recently I made the switch from writing on Google’s Blogger platform to Github Pages using Jekyll. It’s been a welcome and refreshing change. A little more on that here… Hopefully this post helps someone on a similar journey.

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Changes to That Virtual Boy blog + vExpert 2020

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My blog has gone through a major uplift! When I first started That Virtual Boy, I hosted the blog on Google Blogger. After a few years I migrated to Wordpress because all great blogs are on Wordpress right? 🧐 After realizing Wordpress was not the place for me, I migrated back to Blogger. But since I don’t use any other Google services (nope… none) I didn’t like the idea of still having to directly rely on Google services. Plus.. I had ads on my blog to try and rack up a buck or two, but guess what? I hate ads! And so do you! So why go through the effort of ensuring my blog forces users to ensure their ad blocker is up to date? I just didn’t like it.

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Troubleshooting the Zmodo Greet Pro Smart Doorbell

Earlier this year I bought a Zmodo Greet Pro Smart Doorbell. It was cheap, didn’t require a monthly subscription, and had relatively decent reviews. It was a breeze to install, and had it up and running the day it arrived. Fast forward about 1.5 months, and something weird happened.

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The Mobile Plex Media Server - Local Streaming on the Go

The mobile Plex Server powered by Pi! The best mobile media streaming solution for those long family road trips. Who cares if your kids have the capacity-starved 16GB hand-me-down phones and tablets from 2012 - this untethered setup allows you to broadcast your Plex Library from literally anywhere.

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Goodbye Owncloud, Hello Seafile

After years of hosting OwnCloud as my home file server with ‘Cloud Access’ I’ve taken the plunge and migrated to a new platform which I’m really excited about: Seafile!

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Plex DVR Postprocessing Script

PLEX is the media power house in my home, managing Movies, TV Shows, Home Videos, Music, Picture Backups, and now Live TV DVR. Check out my script which helps cut commercials and transcode your recordings!

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Using Ubuntu 17.10 For Work

While my Macbook Pro was in the shop getting a makeover, I decided to check out Ubuntu 17.10 and use it exclusively for work. How do you think it went?

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Send Time Machine backups to a VM hosted in Windows

I’ve successfully configured Time Machine backups over my home network using VMware Workstation, Ubuntu, and a 1 TB WD drive. A big thanks to HowToGeek for their Raspberry Pi post for the inspiration and to Netatalk’s Wiki. Here we go!

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The new iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad 3

I decided it was finally time. Time to replace the iPad 3 (arguably the worst iPad ever made) with the iPad Pro 9.7 (arguably the best iPad ever made). If you’re considering a similar upgrade, I hope you find this post useful!

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Horizon 7.7.0 has just dropped

VMware Horizon 7.7.0 is now generally available, along with Horizon Apps 7.7.0, and the coinciding Horizon Clients 4.10.0. This release brings support for the brand new vSphere 6.7 U1 and vSAN 6.7 U1!

Read More

Horizon 7.1 Everything you need to know [Updated]

VMware released the highly anticipated Horizon 7.1 this week and there are all sorts of enhancements and new features related to the next-gen virtual desktop infrastructure. Here’s your one-stop-shop for everything you need to know.

Read More

Deploying Linux VDI Pools with Horizon 7 [Updated]

One of the more popular posts on That Virtual Boy has been Deploying Linux VDI Pools with Horizon 6. That post was written when Linux and VDI were just getting acquainted. Horizon has grown up a bit and we’re now at Horizon version 7.0.2 which means we have plenty of new enhancements and capabilities to bring to the table.

Read More

Horizon Client 4.2 Now Available

The bits for VMware Horizon View Client 4.2 have been released as well as all the accompanying documentation. This release is paired with Horizon 7 version 7.0.2 also released today (more posts coming soon for that!) Each major platform has its own release notes and features, so be sure to check out the notes pertaining to the systems of interest to you.

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Horizon 6 Announced

Horizon 6 is the latest big news from VMware and is all the buzz for EUC land. There are a number of new features and capabilities that make this a very exciting release - let’s take a look!

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Home Server Update

Sharing the fun of building and managing a multi-use home media server / file server / gaming rig…

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Horizon Linux VM (pre-packaged) [Updated]

I’m excited to share what I’ve been working on the last several weeks. Recently I posted over on my Github a new project I’m working called Horizon Linux VM. It’s a pre-packaged Ubuntu OVA that automates most of the customization and configuration needed for a Linux Desktop Template to be used in a VMware Horizon 7 environment.

Read More

Send Time Machine backups to a VM hosted in Windows

I’ve successfully configured Time Machine backups over my home network using VMware Workstation, Ubuntu, and a 1 TB WD drive. A big thanks to HowToGeek for their Raspberry Pi post for the inspiration and to Netatalk’s Wiki. Here we go!

Read More

Deploying Linux VDI Pools with Horizon 7 [Updated]

One of the more popular posts on That Virtual Boy has been Deploying Linux VDI Pools with Horizon 6. That post was written when Linux and VDI were just getting acquainted. Horizon has grown up a bit and we’re now at Horizon version 7.0.2 which means we have plenty of new enhancements and capabilities to bring to the table.

Read More

Deploying Linux VDI Pools with Horizon 6

Horizon 6 brought us many exciting changes. One of the more memorable ones is the addition of support for certified Linux Guests. At the time of this writing, Horizon 6 supports RHEL 6.6, Ubuntu 12.04, CentOS 6.6, and Neoukylin 6/6U1.

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Upgrading vRealize Operations

Guest Post Ahead! vRealize Operations (formerly known as vCenter Operations Manager) is an indispensable tool for monitoring a VMware environment. The upgrade process between recent versions is riddled with pitfalls, however. Here, I will cover the process and make notes of all the gotchas so that you can have as smooth of an experience as possible.

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Offline upgrades available for Horizon Workspace 1.8

Whether you’re running Horizon Workspace 1.5 as a POC, or you restricted it to have internal access by design, admins who deployed Workspace without internet access can rejoice knowing that version 1.8 introduces a method for performing an “offline” upgrade. This option was not previously available when upgrading from 1.0 to 1.5.

The process includes setting up a local web server and using the updatelocal.hzn checkurl command against the web server.

When going through the upgrade guide, you may be wondering where you actually get the mentioned updaterepo.zip files. It’s not clearly stated, however, you will need to contact VMware GSS Support in order to obtain those update bits.

http://pubs.vmware.com/horizon-workspace-18/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/horizon-workspace-18-upgrade.pdf

Read More

Horizon Workspace 1.8 is out!

As you may have heard, Horizon Workspace 1.8 became GA yesterday. This release hasn’t been publicized too much but is a major improvement over the 1.5 release with many bug fixes.

Read More

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vROPs for Horizon - Regain Compatibility and Insight into your VDI

If your business happens to utilize VMware Horizon for VDI, and vRealize Operations (vROPs) for infrastructure monitoring, insight, and capacity planning, you may also be a business that uses the vROPs for Horizon Adapter (V4H) to bring that level of insight into your virtual desktop infrastructure.

Read More

Mapping VMware Updates and Tools to Build Numbers

VMware has always branded its software as GA, Update 1, Express Patch 4, etc etc. This makes it easy to discuss features and fixes among employees and customers alike. The challenge, as many of you know, is knowing the exact build numbers that correlate to these upgrades and patches.

Read More

Virtualizing Applications - which solution is best for you?

Whether you’ve been tasked with a VDI deployment to include not only desktop virtualization, but application virtualization, or you’re simply trying to dust off your Horizon deployment and add some sweet flair, knowing where to invest your time and energy for app virtualization can leave you scratching your head. Hopefully this post can help you take that first step in the right direction.

Read More

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vIDM

Upgrading Workspace Portal to VMware Identity Manager (vIDM)

In this post, we’ll be upgrading an HA Cluster of Workspace Portal 2.1.1 to vIDM 2.4 per the official documentation instructions. Some technical knowledge of pgAdmin and other tools is assumed in the official guide, so hopefully this post can help fill the gaps.

Read More

Installing the all new VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) 2.4

VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) is the exciting next evolution of Workspace Portal, a critical piece within the Horizon Suite providing application provisioning, self-service catalog, conditional access controls and Single Sign-On (SSO) for SaaS, web, cloud and native mobile applications.

Read More

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Horizon 7.1 Everything you need to know [Updated]

VMware released the highly anticipated Horizon 7.1 this week and there are all sorts of enhancements and new features related to the next-gen virtual desktop infrastructure. Here’s your one-stop-shop for everything you need to know.

Read More

Horizon Client 4.2 Now Available

The bits for VMware Horizon View Client 4.2 have been released as well as all the accompanying documentation. This release is paired with Horizon 7 version 7.0.2 also released today (more posts coming soon for that!) Each major platform has its own release notes and features, so be sure to check out the notes pertaining to the systems of interest to you.

Read More

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Using Ubuntu 17.10 For Work

While my Macbook Pro was in the shop getting a makeover, I decided to check out Ubuntu 17.10 and use it exclusively for work. How do you think it went?

Read More

Horizon Linux VM (pre-packaged) [Updated]

I’m excited to share what I’ve been working on the last several weeks. Recently I posted over on my Github a new project I’m working called Horizon Linux VM. It’s a pre-packaged Ubuntu OVA that automates most of the customization and configuration needed for a Linux Desktop Template to be used in a VMware Horizon 7 environment.

Read More

Send Time Machine backups to a VM hosted in Windows

I’ve successfully configured Time Machine backups over my home network using VMware Workstation, Ubuntu, and a 1 TB WD drive. A big thanks to HowToGeek for their Raspberry Pi post for the inspiration and to Netatalk’s Wiki. Here we go!

Read More

Deploying Linux VDI Pools with Horizon 7 [Updated]

One of the more popular posts on That Virtual Boy has been Deploying Linux VDI Pools with Horizon 6. That post was written when Linux and VDI were just getting acquainted. Horizon has grown up a bit and we’re now at Horizon version 7.0.2 which means we have plenty of new enhancements and capabilities to bring to the table.

Read More

Deploying Linux VDI Pools with Horizon 6

Horizon 6 brought us many exciting changes. One of the more memorable ones is the addition of support for certified Linux Guests. At the time of this writing, Horizon 6 supports RHEL 6.6, Ubuntu 12.04, CentOS 6.6, and Neoukylin 6/6U1.

Read More

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Horizon 7.7.0 has just dropped

VMware Horizon 7.7.0 is now generally available, along with Horizon Apps 7.7.0, and the coinciding Horizon Clients 4.10.0. This release brings support for the brand new vSphere 6.7 U1 and vSAN 6.7 U1!

Read More

Horizon 7.1 Everything you need to know [Updated]

VMware released the highly anticipated Horizon 7.1 this week and there are all sorts of enhancements and new features related to the next-gen virtual desktop infrastructure. Here’s your one-stop-shop for everything you need to know.

Read More

Horizon Client 4.2 Now Available

The bits for VMware Horizon View Client 4.2 have been released as well as all the accompanying documentation. This release is paired with Horizon 7 version 7.0.2 also released today (more posts coming soon for that!) Each major platform has its own release notes and features, so be sure to check out the notes pertaining to the systems of interest to you.

Read More

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Upgrading vRealize Operations

Guest Post Ahead! vRealize Operations (formerly known as vCenter Operations Manager) is an indispensable tool for monitoring a VMware environment. The upgrade process between recent versions is riddled with pitfalls, however. Here, I will cover the process and make notes of all the gotchas so that you can have as smooth of an experience as possible.

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Horizon Workspace 1.8.1 Client Update & Heartbleed bug

Last night VMware quietly released a patched Windows and OSX Client for Horizon Workspace 1.5 and 1.8 bringing the client to version 1.8.1. This client release includes an updated OpenSSL 1.0.1g. Alongside the release is a KB with the remediation steps for the Client regarding the pesky CVE-2014-0160 vulnerability.

You can continue to track the VMware advisory for this vulnerability here: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2014-0004.html

Get the downloads from the VMware Product Page.

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Home Server Update

Sharing the fun of building and managing a multi-use home media server / file server / gaming rig…

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The Mobile Plex Media Server - Local Streaming on the Go

The mobile Plex Server powered by Pi! The best mobile media streaming solution for those long family road trips. Who cares if your kids have the capacity-starved 16GB hand-me-down phones and tablets from 2012 - this untethered setup allows you to broadcast your Plex Library from literally anywhere.

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Plex DVR Postprocessing Script

PLEX is the media power house in my home, managing Movies, TV Shows, Home Videos, Music, Picture Backups, and now Live TV DVR. Check out my script which helps cut commercials and transcode your recordings!

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Home Server Update

Sharing the fun of building and managing a multi-use home media server / file server / gaming rig…

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Send Time Machine backups to a VM hosted in Windows

I’ve successfully configured Time Machine backups over my home network using VMware Workstation, Ubuntu, and a 1 TB WD drive. A big thanks to HowToGeek for their Raspberry Pi post for the inspiration and to Netatalk’s Wiki. Here we go!

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vROPs for Horizon - Regain Compatibility and Insight into your VDI

If your business happens to utilize VMware Horizon for VDI, and vRealize Operations (vROPs) for infrastructure monitoring, insight, and capacity planning, you may also be a business that uses the vROPs for Horizon Adapter (V4H) to bring that level of insight into your virtual desktop infrastructure.

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Upgrading vRealize Operations

Guest Post Ahead! vRealize Operations (formerly known as vCenter Operations Manager) is an indispensable tool for monitoring a VMware environment. The upgrade process between recent versions is riddled with pitfalls, however. Here, I will cover the process and make notes of all the gotchas so that you can have as smooth of an experience as possible.

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Horizon Client 4.2 Now Available

The bits for VMware Horizon View Client 4.2 have been released as well as all the accompanying documentation. This release is paired with Horizon 7 version 7.0.2 also released today (more posts coming soon for that!) Each major platform has its own release notes and features, so be sure to check out the notes pertaining to the systems of interest to you.

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Virtualizing Applications - which solution is best for you?

Whether you’ve been tasked with a VDI deployment to include not only desktop virtualization, but application virtualization, or you’re simply trying to dust off your Horizon deployment and add some sweet flair, knowing where to invest your time and energy for app virtualization can leave you scratching your head. Hopefully this post can help you take that first step in the right direction.

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Deploying Linux VDI Pools with Horizon 6

Horizon 6 brought us many exciting changes. One of the more memorable ones is the addition of support for certified Linux Guests. At the time of this writing, Horizon 6 supports RHEL 6.6, Ubuntu 12.04, CentOS 6.6, and Neoukylin 6/6U1.

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Send Time Machine backups to a VM hosted in Windows

I’ve successfully configured Time Machine backups over my home network using VMware Workstation, Ubuntu, and a 1 TB WD drive. A big thanks to HowToGeek for their Raspberry Pi post for the inspiration and to Netatalk’s Wiki. Here we go!

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The new iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad 3

I decided it was finally time. Time to replace the iPad 3 (arguably the worst iPad ever made) with the iPad Pro 9.7 (arguably the best iPad ever made). If you’re considering a similar upgrade, I hope you find this post useful!

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VMworld 2019 US Day 1

VMworld US 2019 Day 1 is in the books along with a slew of exciting announcements and developments. Expanded partnerships in hybrid cloud, VMware Tanzu preview, and enhancements to Workspace ONE are just a few of the major announcements that help position VMware as a critical player in today’s Enterprise.

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vROPs for Horizon - Regain Compatibility and Insight into your VDI

If your business happens to utilize VMware Horizon for VDI, and vRealize Operations (vROPs) for infrastructure monitoring, insight, and capacity planning, you may also be a business that uses the vROPs for Horizon Adapter (V4H) to bring that level of insight into your virtual desktop infrastructure.

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Upgrading vRealize Operations

Guest Post Ahead! vRealize Operations (formerly known as vCenter Operations Manager) is an indispensable tool for monitoring a VMware environment. The upgrade process between recent versions is riddled with pitfalls, however. Here, I will cover the process and make notes of all the gotchas so that you can have as smooth of an experience as possible.

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Upgrading vRealize Operations

Guest Post Ahead! vRealize Operations (formerly known as vCenter Operations Manager) is an indispensable tool for monitoring a VMware environment. The upgrade process between recent versions is riddled with pitfalls, however. Here, I will cover the process and make notes of all the gotchas so that you can have as smooth of an experience as possible.

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Deploying Linux VDI Pools with Horizon 7 [Updated]

One of the more popular posts on That Virtual Boy has been Deploying Linux VDI Pools with Horizon 6. That post was written when Linux and VDI were just getting acquainted. Horizon has grown up a bit and we’re now at Horizon version 7.0.2 which means we have plenty of new enhancements and capabilities to bring to the table.

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Deploying Linux VDI Pools with Horizon 6

Horizon 6 brought us many exciting changes. One of the more memorable ones is the addition of support for certified Linux Guests. At the time of this writing, Horizon 6 supports RHEL 6.6, Ubuntu 12.04, CentOS 6.6, and Neoukylin 6/6U1.

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Horizon 6 Announced

Horizon 6 is the latest big news from VMware and is all the buzz for EUC land. There are a number of new features and capabilities that make this a very exciting release - let’s take a look!

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Composer Fault: Virtual Machine with Input Specification already exists

If you’ve ever run into this error when composing linked clones with VMware Horizon View Composer, you are very much not alone. This is a common error that ultimately comes down to this: your Composer database already has an entry with that VM name in it. There are 3 ways to fix it depending on your View version and scenario. But first, let’s understand the issue.

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How to backup and restore the Horizon 6 View ADAM database

The ADAM database is the heart and soul of your Horizon View environment. It contains all sorts of great stuff from Pool inventory, to persistent disk assignment, to licensing information. Long story short, if you lose your ADAM database, you straight up lose. Be a winner and backup your database!

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VMware Recertification Rollback

Whoever thought we’d see this?! VMware made an overwhelmingly well-received change today regarding its VCP Certification program. Effective immediately, VMware is removing the requirement to recertify their VCP certifications within a two-year period.

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Workspace Portal, Access Policies, and Kerberos authentication

You’ve decided it’s time to expand your Workspace Portal deployment from internal-only, to also allow external access. You’ve setup your Load Balancer, gotten your certificates in place, and now you’re tasked with configuring internal and external authentication methods. What’s next?

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Home Server Update

Sharing the fun of building and managing a multi-use home media server / file server / gaming rig…

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Goodbye Owncloud, Hello Seafile

After years of hosting OwnCloud as my home file server with ‘Cloud Access’ I’ve taken the plunge and migrated to a new platform which I’m really excited about: Seafile!

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VMware Horizon 7.12 Has Arrived

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VMware has just released Horizon 7.12 which is kind of a big deal! Packed with new features and fixes, this release is timely amid a massive increase in the Work From Home movement in attempt to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 spread. This release comes alongside publication of additional methods to securely connecting to your office’s physical workstations from your home. Let’s take a closer look.

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Ubuntu OVA update for Horizon 7 Now Available

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I am so excited to finally be writing this post highlighting the new Ubuntu OVA Fling. After announcing version 1.2 earlier this month, I could barely wait to get the bits and documentation available to the community. I’m happy to announce version 1.2 is now publicly available!

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Announcing The New Horizon Ubuntu OVA

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Several years ago I published a VMware Fling called Ubuntu OVA for Horizon. At that time, Linux in Horizon was still fairly new and not particularly popular. With the recent Windows 7 EOL and complications of managing Windows 10, many organizations are finding themselves interested in providing Linux as a Virtual Desktop. Additionally, I’m seeing rising interest in providing Linux environments to developers as Kubernetes is taking off and IT administrators are looking for ways to manage developer access to resources.

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Offline upgrades available for Horizon Workspace 1.8

Whether you’re running Horizon Workspace 1.5 as a POC, or you restricted it to have internal access by design, admins who deployed Workspace without internet access can rejoice knowing that version 1.8 introduces a method for performing an “offline” upgrade. This option was not previously available when upgrading from 1.0 to 1.5.

The process includes setting up a local web server and using the updatelocal.hzn checkurl command against the web server.

When going through the upgrade guide, you may be wondering where you actually get the mentioned updaterepo.zip files. It’s not clearly stated, however, you will need to contact VMware GSS Support in order to obtain those update bits.

http://pubs.vmware.com/horizon-workspace-18/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/horizon-workspace-18-upgrade.pdf

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Horizon 6 Announced

Horizon 6 is the latest big news from VMware and is all the buzz for EUC land. There are a number of new features and capabilities that make this a very exciting release - let’s take a look!

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Horizon Workspace 1.8.1 Client Update & Heartbleed bug

Last night VMware quietly released a patched Windows and OSX Client for Horizon Workspace 1.5 and 1.8 bringing the client to version 1.8.1. This client release includes an updated OpenSSL 1.0.1g. Alongside the release is a KB with the remediation steps for the Client regarding the pesky CVE-2014-0160 vulnerability.

You can continue to track the VMware advisory for this vulnerability here: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2014-0004.html

Get the downloads from the VMware Product Page.

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Horizon Workspace 1.8.1 Client Update & Heartbleed bug

Last night VMware quietly released a patched Windows and OSX Client for Horizon Workspace 1.5 and 1.8 bringing the client to version 1.8.1. This client release includes an updated OpenSSL 1.0.1g. Alongside the release is a KB with the remediation steps for the Client regarding the pesky CVE-2014-0160 vulnerability.

You can continue to track the VMware advisory for this vulnerability here: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2014-0004.html

Get the downloads from the VMware Product Page.

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Home Server Update

Sharing the fun of building and managing a multi-use home media server / file server / gaming rig…

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ADAM

How to backup and restore the Horizon 6 View ADAM database

The ADAM database is the heart and soul of your Horizon View environment. It contains all sorts of great stuff from Pool inventory, to persistent disk assignment, to licensing information. Long story short, if you lose your ADAM database, you straight up lose. Be a winner and backup your database!

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Virtualizing Applications - which solution is best for you?

Whether you’ve been tasked with a VDI deployment to include not only desktop virtualization, but application virtualization, or you’re simply trying to dust off your Horizon deployment and add some sweet flair, knowing where to invest your time and energy for app virtualization can leave you scratching your head. Hopefully this post can help you take that first step in the right direction.

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Goodbye Owncloud, Hello Seafile

After years of hosting OwnCloud as my home file server with ‘Cloud Access’ I’ve taken the plunge and migrated to a new platform which I’m really excited about: Seafile!

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owncloud

Goodbye Owncloud, Hello Seafile

After years of hosting OwnCloud as my home file server with ‘Cloud Access’ I’ve taken the plunge and migrated to a new platform which I’m really excited about: Seafile!

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Appliances

Installing the all new VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) 2.4

VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) is the exciting next evolution of Workspace Portal, a critical piece within the Horizon Suite providing application provisioning, self-service catalog, conditional access controls and Single Sign-On (SSO) for SaaS, web, cloud and native mobile applications.

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Updating Appliances Offline? Sure!

Guest Post Ahead! If you are a VMware user that has discovered the joys and simplicity of Virtual Appliances, you have probably run in to applications built on top of VMware Studio’s VAMI utilities. VAMI is the background service that provides the administration page for configuring and updating VMware Studio-based appliances.

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IDaas

Installing the all new VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) 2.4

VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) is the exciting next evolution of Workspace Portal, a critical piece within the Horizon Suite providing application provisioning, self-service catalog, conditional access controls and Single Sign-On (SSO) for SaaS, web, cloud and native mobile applications.

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Send Time Machine backups to a VM hosted in Windows

I’ve successfully configured Time Machine backups over my home network using VMware Workstation, Ubuntu, and a 1 TB WD drive. A big thanks to HowToGeek for their Raspberry Pi post for the inspiration and to Netatalk’s Wiki. Here we go!

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Tools

Mapping VMware Updates and Tools to Build Numbers

VMware has always branded its software as GA, Update 1, Express Patch 4, etc etc. This makes it easy to discuss features and fixes among employees and customers alike. The challenge, as many of you know, is knowing the exact build numbers that correlate to these upgrades and patches.

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Upgrading vRealize Operations

Guest Post Ahead! vRealize Operations (formerly known as vCenter Operations Manager) is an indispensable tool for monitoring a VMware environment. The upgrade process between recent versions is riddled with pitfalls, however. Here, I will cover the process and make notes of all the gotchas so that you can have as smooth of an experience as possible.

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vrealize operations

vROPs for Horizon - Regain Compatibility and Insight into your VDI

If your business happens to utilize VMware Horizon for VDI, and vRealize Operations (vROPs) for infrastructure monitoring, insight, and capacity planning, you may also be a business that uses the vROPs for Horizon Adapter (V4H) to bring that level of insight into your virtual desktop infrastructure.

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Upgrading vRealize Operations

Guest Post Ahead! vRealize Operations (formerly known as vCenter Operations Manager) is an indispensable tool for monitoring a VMware environment. The upgrade process between recent versions is riddled with pitfalls, however. Here, I will cover the process and make notes of all the gotchas so that you can have as smooth of an experience as possible.

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iOS

The new iPad Pro 9.7 vs iPad 3

I decided it was finally time. Time to replace the iPad 3 (arguably the worst iPad ever made) with the iPad Pro 9.7 (arguably the best iPad ever made). If you’re considering a similar upgrade, I hope you find this post useful!

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vrealize

vROPs for Horizon - Regain Compatibility and Insight into your VDI

If your business happens to utilize VMware Horizon for VDI, and vRealize Operations (vROPs) for infrastructure monitoring, insight, and capacity planning, you may also be a business that uses the vROPs for Horizon Adapter (V4H) to bring that level of insight into your virtual desktop infrastructure.

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu OVA update for Horizon 7 Now Available

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I am so excited to finally be writing this post highlighting the new Ubuntu OVA Fling. After announcing version 1.2 earlier this month, I could barely wait to get the bits and documentation available to the community. I’m happy to announce version 1.2 is now publicly available!

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Announcing The New Horizon Ubuntu OVA

  • ~1 min read

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Several years ago I published a VMware Fling called Ubuntu OVA for Horizon. At that time, Linux in Horizon was still fairly new and not particularly popular. With the recent Windows 7 EOL and complications of managing Windows 10, many organizations are finding themselves interested in providing Linux as a Virtual Desktop. Additionally, I’m seeing rising interest in providing Linux environments to developers as Kubernetes is taking off and IT administrators are looking for ways to manage developer access to resources.

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Linux

Ubuntu OVA update for Horizon 7 Now Available

  • 2 min read

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I am so excited to finally be writing this post highlighting the new Ubuntu OVA Fling. After announcing version 1.2 earlier this month, I could barely wait to get the bits and documentation available to the community. I’m happy to announce version 1.2 is now publicly available!

Read More

Announcing The New Horizon Ubuntu OVA

  • ~1 min read

image

Several years ago I published a VMware Fling called Ubuntu OVA for Horizon. At that time, Linux in Horizon was still fairly new and not particularly popular. With the recent Windows 7 EOL and complications of managing Windows 10, many organizations are finding themselves interested in providing Linux as a Virtual Desktop. Additionally, I’m seeing rising interest in providing Linux environments to developers as Kubernetes is taking off and IT administrators are looking for ways to manage developer access to resources.

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Ubuntu OVA update for Horizon 7 Now Available

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I am so excited to finally be writing this post highlighting the new Ubuntu OVA Fling. After announcing version 1.2 earlier this month, I could barely wait to get the bits and documentation available to the community. I’m happy to announce version 1.2 is now publicly available!

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Announcing The New Horizon Ubuntu OVA

  • ~1 min read

image

Several years ago I published a VMware Fling called Ubuntu OVA for Horizon. At that time, Linux in Horizon was still fairly new and not particularly popular. With the recent Windows 7 EOL and complications of managing Windows 10, many organizations are finding themselves interested in providing Linux as a Virtual Desktop. Additionally, I’m seeing rising interest in providing Linux environments to developers as Kubernetes is taking off and IT administrators are looking for ways to manage developer access to resources.

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Migrating Blogger to Github Pages via Jekyll

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Recently I made the switch from writing on Google’s Blogger platform to Github Pages using Jekyll. It’s been a welcome and refreshing change. A little more on that here… Hopefully this post helps someone on a similar journey.

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Changes to That Virtual Boy blog + vExpert 2020

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My blog has gone through a major uplift! When I first started That Virtual Boy, I hosted the blog on Google Blogger. After a few years I migrated to Wordpress because all great blogs are on Wordpress right? 🧐 After realizing Wordpress was not the place for me, I migrated back to Blogger. But since I don’t use any other Google services (nope… none) I didn’t like the idea of still having to directly rely on Google services. Plus.. I had ads on my blog to try and rack up a buck or two, but guess what? I hate ads! And so do you! So why go through the effort of ensuring my blog forces users to ensure their ad blocker is up to date? I just didn’t like it.

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vExpert

Migrating Blogger to Github Pages via Jekyll

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Recently I made the switch from writing on Google’s Blogger platform to Github Pages using Jekyll. It’s been a welcome and refreshing change. A little more on that here… Hopefully this post helps someone on a similar journey.

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Changes to That Virtual Boy blog + vExpert 2020

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My blog has gone through a major uplift! When I first started That Virtual Boy, I hosted the blog on Google Blogger. After a few years I migrated to Wordpress because all great blogs are on Wordpress right? 🧐 After realizing Wordpress was not the place for me, I migrated back to Blogger. But since I don’t use any other Google services (nope… none) I didn’t like the idea of still having to directly rely on Google services. Plus.. I had ads on my blog to try and rack up a buck or two, but guess what? I hate ads! And so do you! So why go through the effort of ensuring my blog forces users to ensure their ad blocker is up to date? I just didn’t like it.

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How to Work From Home like a Boss

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Public health safety is top of mind today and the driving force behind the Work From Home movement amid COVID-19 fears. Both internally and externally I’ve seen a number of questions on how to handle these changes. I’ve been working from home almost exclusively for the past 3 years and have gotten quite comfortable with my routine. I still visit my local company office 1-2 times a week, but the majority of my “8 to 5” is in “the basement.” As I was thinking about ways I could share helpful information with the community on how to work from home efficiently, I discovered a common theme threaded throughout every suggestion: Create the environment that fosters your productivity

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VMware Horizon 7.12 Has Arrived

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VMware has just released Horizon 7.12 which is kind of a big deal! Packed with new features and fixes, this release is timely amid a massive increase in the Work From Home movement in attempt to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 spread. This release comes alongside publication of additional methods to securely connecting to your office’s physical workstations from your home. Let’s take a closer look.

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Error Code 500 after rebooting Horizon Workspace

You may have seen this “Cannot display web page” error after rebooting your Horizon Workspace instance and attempting to login to the Gateway, or after it’s been running for a few days. Let’s take a closer look.

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Error Code 500 after rebooting Horizon Workspace

You may have seen this “Cannot display web page” error after rebooting your Horizon Workspace instance and attempting to login to the Gateway, or after it’s been running for a few days. Let’s take a closer look.

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Error Code 500 after rebooting Horizon Workspace

You may have seen this “Cannot display web page” error after rebooting your Horizon Workspace instance and attempting to login to the Gateway, or after it’s been running for a few days. Let’s take a closer look.

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Error Code 500 after rebooting Horizon Workspace

You may have seen this “Cannot display web page” error after rebooting your Horizon Workspace instance and attempting to login to the Gateway, or after it’s been running for a few days. Let’s take a closer look.

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Workspace Portal, Access Policies, and Kerberos authentication

You’ve decided it’s time to expand your Workspace Portal deployment from internal-only, to also allow external access. You’ve setup your Load Balancer, gotten your certificates in place, and now you’re tasked with configuring internal and external authentication methods. What’s next?

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VMware Labs Hidden Gem

If you don’t know what VMware HOL is, it stands for Hands On Labs. It’s an amazing platform that delivers technical guided product training right through your browser. Oh did I mention that it’s free?

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VMware Labs Hidden Gem

If you don’t know what VMware HOL is, it stands for Hands On Labs. It’s an amazing platform that delivers technical guided product training right through your browser. Oh did I mention that it’s free?

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Updating Appliances Offline? Sure!

Guest Post Ahead! If you are a VMware user that has discovered the joys and simplicity of Virtual Appliances, you have probably run in to applications built on top of VMware Studio’s VAMI utilities. VAMI is the background service that provides the administration page for configuring and updating VMware Studio-based appliances.

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Updating Appliances Offline? Sure!

Guest Post Ahead! If you are a VMware user that has discovered the joys and simplicity of Virtual Appliances, you have probably run in to applications built on top of VMware Studio’s VAMI utilities. VAMI is the background service that provides the administration page for configuring and updating VMware Studio-based appliances.

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Updating Appliances Offline? Sure!

Guest Post Ahead! If you are a VMware user that has discovered the joys and simplicity of Virtual Appliances, you have probably run in to applications built on top of VMware Studio’s VAMI utilities. VAMI is the background service that provides the administration page for configuring and updating VMware Studio-based appliances.

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Updating Appliances Offline? Sure!

Guest Post Ahead! If you are a VMware user that has discovered the joys and simplicity of Virtual Appliances, you have probably run in to applications built on top of VMware Studio’s VAMI utilities. VAMI is the background service that provides the administration page for configuring and updating VMware Studio-based appliances.

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Updating Appliances Offline? Sure!

Guest Post Ahead! If you are a VMware user that has discovered the joys and simplicity of Virtual Appliances, you have probably run in to applications built on top of VMware Studio’s VAMI utilities. VAMI is the background service that provides the administration page for configuring and updating VMware Studio-based appliances.

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Updating Appliances Offline? Sure!

Guest Post Ahead! If you are a VMware user that has discovered the joys and simplicity of Virtual Appliances, you have probably run in to applications built on top of VMware Studio’s VAMI utilities. VAMI is the background service that provides the administration page for configuring and updating VMware Studio-based appliances.

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Updating Appliances Offline? Sure!

Guest Post Ahead! If you are a VMware user that has discovered the joys and simplicity of Virtual Appliances, you have probably run in to applications built on top of VMware Studio’s VAMI utilities. VAMI is the background service that provides the administration page for configuring and updating VMware Studio-based appliances.

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Updating Appliances Offline? Sure!

Guest Post Ahead! If you are a VMware user that has discovered the joys and simplicity of Virtual Appliances, you have probably run in to applications built on top of VMware Studio’s VAMI utilities. VAMI is the background service that provides the administration page for configuring and updating VMware Studio-based appliances.

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