VMware Horizon View and Microsoft Lync 2013 support

VMware Horizon View 5.2 adds support for Microsoft Lync 2013 with audio en video. With Microsoft Lync 2010, only VoIP was supported, but required a dedicated IP-based phone.  Microsoft and VMware collaborated to bring Lync 2013 support to the View 5.2 desktop. Here is a list of supported features with Lync 2013 … [Read more...]

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Best Practices

Roger Osborne has create a huge checklist form of best practices on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. The Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V or Hyper-V 3 best practices focuses on the following topics: Host settings Anti-virus exclusions Physical NICs settings, NIC teaming, VLANS, Virtual Network Adapters (NICs) Disk … [Read more...]

VMware Horizon View and HTML access (Blast protocol)

With the release of the VMware Horizon View Feature Pack 1 for VMware Horizon View 5.2 it possible to connect with HTML5 to your View desktop.  This without installing additional software. The new HTML5 protocol is called Blast. Connecting by using the Blast HTML protocol can be handy when you are on a device that … [Read more...]

VMware vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager has now Hyper-V 2012 support

VMware has released the beta the public beta of VMware vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager 1.1. This beta supports Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V or Hyper-V Server 2012. Another new capability is  to migrate VM’s from your Hyper-V to your VMware vSphere environment . The VMware vCenter Multi-Hypervisor Manager … [Read more...]

Remove a vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS) from host

The option to remove a ESXi host from a vSphere Distributed Switch can be difficult to find. Here are the steps listed to remove an ESXi host from a vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS) Open the vSphere client Click Home and the Networking icon in the inventory tab Select the desired VDS (2) Select the hosts tab Select … [Read more...]

Tips for implementing a VMware Horizon View Security Server

A security server is a special instance of View Connection Server that runs a subset of View Connection Server functions. You can use a security server to provide an additional layer of security between the internet and your internal network. A security server resides within a DMZ and acts as a proxy host for … [Read more...]

Display the protocol used on the VMware View desktop background

Systinternals has a tool called “BgInfo”. With this tool  it is possible to display content on a Windows desktop background.  For example environment variable Information such as “computer name” and the “IP address”  can be displayed. This can be very handy when testing or for people that do they support … [Read more...]

Vote for the top VMware and virtualization blogs

On vSphere-land the yearly voting for the top 50 VMware and virtualization blog(s) is open.  By voting you can reward the bloggers for their hard work and dedication by letting them know that you appreciate them. You can vote till March 3 2013, so please take a  minute and vote for your favorite 10 blogs and … [Read more...]

Control (remotely) the power of your Home Lab

I have a lab at home to test for example VMware vSphere and  Microsoft stuff. Running your home lab for 24/7 will result in a high electricity bill. For a couple of months I use the Internet Control Station ICS-1000  (ICS-1000) to power on my home lab when needed from anywhere.  The ICS-1000 controls … [Read more...]

Veeam Backup & Replication Cloud Edition released

What it is Veeam Backup & Replication Cloud Edition: Veeam Backup & Replication Cloud Edition combines all the functionality of Veeam Backup & Replication together with Veeam Cloud Backup — a new component that offers a convenient and easy way to work with the cloud storage. Veeam Cloud Backup will help you … [Read more...]