NVMe SSDs are not recognized anymore after upgrading to VMware ESXi 7

Last week VMware released vSphere 7. The first thing I did was upgrading my homelab. My homelab has two  hosts (Shuttle SH370R6 Plus and a Shuttle SH370R8 Plus). After upgrading my hosts from VMware ESXi 6.7 Update 3 to VMware ESXi 7, the NVMe SSDs are not recognized anymore. I Have the following NVMe SSD disks in the … [Read more...]

Check the hardware acceleration settings in you’re VDI environment

When having for example Windows 10 VDIs it important to know the hardware acceleration setting of you’re applications. When there isn’t a GPU (such as NVIDIA M10 or a NVIDIA Tesla T4) installed and hardware acceleration is enabled in the application this can introduce strange problems such as black screens … [Read more...]

What’s new in VMware vSphere 7

vSphere 7 is built for supporting modern applications and the hybrid cloud. In the coming years, enterprises will build more and more applications using cloud-native tools and methods. There is a lot more complexity in deploying and managing modern applications. vSphere 7 with Kubernetes (formerly known as Project … [Read more...]

VMware homelab build of materials and configuration

William Lam has started a great initiative. William asked (link) everyone who owns a homelab to share there build of materials (BOM) and configuration so the vCommunity can benefit and learn from. I have a simple homelab configuration. Here an overview of the materials I used and configuration: Internet Cable modem in … [Read more...]

ControlUp 8.1 Native VMware Horizon integration

In part 2 we highlight the native support for VMware Horizon 7 and higher environments in ControlUp 8.1. The integration is based on the SOAP API. Adding a VMware Horizon environment is easy, click on the Add EUC environment and enter the name a Horizon Connection Server and click ‘OK’. ControlUp discovers … [Read more...]

ControlUp 8.1 Monitor Cluster

Today ControlUp version 8.1 is released with two new major features: Monitor Cluster. This new cluster model adds support for monitoring more VDI endpoints per site. VMware Horizon integration.  ControlUp has now native integration with VMware Horizon environments. In this part of the blog post, I explain the basics … [Read more...]

VMware Tools pvscsi and vmxnet3 drivers delivered by Windows Update

Today I was updating a Windows Server 2016 template VM with Windows Updates. During the update, I notice that the pvscsi and vmxnet3 drivers are updated by the Windows Updates process. In 10.3.10 of VMware Tools, the pvscsi and vmxnet3 drivers available through Windows Update for Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server … [Read more...]

Export VMware Horizon pool settings

I created a simple PowerShell script that exports all the pool settings on a Horizon Connection Server and saves them in a separate JSON file. To run this script follow the requirements below: Download the script from my GitHub page. Edit the ‘Export-HorPool.ps1’ script and enter the correct file location … [Read more...]

“Logon As Current User” and the “AD domain list” options default disabled after a VMware Horizon upgrade

When upgrading a VMware Horizon Connection server to version 7.8 or higher the following message appears during the upgrade. This means the following settings are disabled after the upgrade: Login As Current User will no longer work when selecting the “Log in as current user” in the Horizon Client List of … [Read more...]

Quick tip: Determine the VMware Horizon Agent options for a silent/unattended installation

When performing a silent/unattended installation of the Horizon Agent client you must specify MSI properties and Horizon Agent options to define the configuration of the agent. When a new version of the Horizon Agent comes available the documentation is not always available yet or up to date. When using a silent … [Read more...]