Resources to prepare for the AZ-140 Configuring and Operating Windows Virtual Desktop on Microsoft Azure exam

I’m preparing for the AZ-140 Configuring and Operating Windows Virtual Desktop on Microsoft Azure (still in beta till April 29, 2021) exam. The following resources I’m using for studying for the exam: Exam AZ-140: Configuring and Operating Windows Virtual Desktop on Microsoft Azure – Skills Measured Exam … [Read more...]

Enable Adobe Flash support for the VMware Horizon Administrator console

Adobe Flash is no longer supported after December 31, 2020, and currently disabled by default. During my consulting work, I still see organizations that use Adobe Flash-based applications such as the VMware Horizon Administrator. VMware Horizon 7.10 has an HTML5 based Horizon Console that nearly feature-complete and … [Read more...]

Patch a vCenter Server High Availability (VCHA) environment

Last week I tried to update a vCenter Server High Availability (VCHA) 7 cluster environment. I read the documentation and it procedure listed is still the same as in version 6.x of VCHA. First patch the witness node, then the passive node, failover the active node, and patch the passive node using the software-packages … [Read more...]

Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) learning resources

As an End User Computing (EUC) consultant I’m looking for a couple of weeks into Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD). My first step was to take the on-line course “Zero to Hero with Windows Virtual Desktop WVD” from Travis Roberts. I can highly recommend this course to everyone who is starting … [Read more...]

Adding static routes to a vCenter Server with multiple Network Interface Cards (NICs)

For a Disaster Recovery (DR) site, I designed a separate isolated VMware Horizon environment. The Center Server has an external (eth0) and internal (eth1) IP address. The external connection is for example for management and restoring production VMs to this DR environment. The internal connection is for Horizon … [Read more...]

Install Home Assistant on ESXi-ARM

One of the use cases for running ESXi-ARM in my home lab environment is running Home Assistant. Home Assistant is a great open-source platform for home automation.  After assembling the Pi cluster (see my previous blog post) and installing ESXi on ARM (ESXi-ARM) using the “Fling on Raspberry Pi” … [Read more...]

How to build an ESXi on ARM Pi cluster?

Shortly after VMworld 2020, VMware released (after years of announcing and demoing) the ESXi On ARM fling (*1). On Social media and the community ESXi on ARM is a very hot topic. The ESXi ARM fling makes it possible to run the VMware ESXi hypervisor on ARM platforms such as: Avantek Workstation and server (Ampere … [Read more...]

Quick Tip: The local Windows 10 taskbar is in front during an RDP session

Sometimes it happens to me that the local taskbar of my Windows 10 laptop is in front and you don’t have access to the remote toolbar during a full-screen RDP session. This is quite annoying. In the picture below you see the local toolbar of my Windows 10 laptop is in front during a full-screen RDP … [Read more...]

List the parent and active snapshot per VMware Horizon pool

On my GitHub page (link), I uploaded a PowerShell script that identifies all the active parent and snapshot per VMware Horizon pool. The parent VM is also known as Golden image. With this script, you can quickly identify what parent VMs and snapshots are in use.   Share Tweet … [Read more...]

Run VMware Workstation and Microsoft Hyper-V together in Windows 10

In 2013 I wrote a blog post that it was not possible to run VMware Workstation when the Hyper-V role was enabled (link). Since VMware Workstation 15.5 it is possible to run VMware Workstation and the Hyper-V role together. Requirements: Windows 10 2004 or newer VMware Workstation 15.5.5 or newer Supported CPU: Intel … [Read more...]