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Load Balancing Horizon View with NSX

This post will explain in detail how I was able to set up NSX load balancing in a test environment and was still able to meet the requirements I had for load balancing. The requirements I had for a load balancer

Posted in Horizon View 6.0, NSX

Horizon View and VMware NSX – Zero Trust Install

EDIT: 8/28/2016 There’s now a fling that will automatically prep rules and security groups for you. https://labs.vmware.com/flings/horizon-service-installer-for-nsx Dave Kennedy is a netsec veteran and industry leader in the information security space, has written multiple books on the topic of penetration testing,

Posted in Horizon View 6.0, NSX, View

Adding Microseconds to vRealize Operations Graphs

In my old role as a vSphere administrator for a single company, we upgraded our storage from legacy spinning disk with a small amount of cache. This environment often experienced disk latency greater than 3ms on average and often time

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UCS, View, Virtual SAN Reference Architecture: Cool! But did you think about…

I really appreciate the article titled “Myth versus Math: Setting the Record Straight on Virtual SAN” as written by Jim Armstrong. He highlights some of the same points I’m going to make in this post. Virtual SAN is a very scalable solution and

Posted in Virtual SAN, VMware

AppVolumes is the Chlorine for your Horizon View Pools

Actual things I’ve said: “So, you have 32 different pools for 400 people?” “So, you have one full virtual for every employee worldwide?” When I’ve said these things or things like it, I usually get the Nicholas Cage look back,

Posted in AppVolumes, Horizon View 6.0, View

Upgrading to Horizon View 6 – Part 2 – View Composer

Upgrading to Horizon View 6 – Part 1 – Prepwork Upgrading to Horizon View 6 – Part 2 – View Composer Upgrading to Horizon View 6 – Part 3 – Connection Servers Upgrading to Horizon View 6 – Part 4

Posted in Horizon View 6.0, Uncategorized

How to delete the vsanDatastore for VMware Virtual SAN

There are a lot of blog posts on how to set up the cool new Virtual SAN, but not a lot on how to destroy the Virtual SAN object. Probably because it’s really simple. Never fear! In a shameless effort

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Posted in ESXi, Uncategorized, vCenter, VMware
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