EUC Layers: Dude, where’s my settings?

Reading Time: 7 minutes With this blog post I am continuing my EUC Layers series. As I didn’t know that I started one there is no real order to follow. Other that it seems to be somewhat from the user perspective, as that seems a big part in End User Computing. But I cannot guarantee that will be the … Continue reading »EUC Layers: Dude, where’s my settings?

EUC Toolbox: O Sweet data of mine… Mining data with Lakeside Software’s SysTrack

Reading Time: 10 minutes I have already covered the importance of insights for EUC environments in some of my blog post. TL;dr of those is: if not having some kind of insight your screwed. As I find this a very important part of EUC and EUC projects, and see that insights are often lacking when I enter the ring…. … Continue reading »EUC Toolbox: O Sweet data of mine… Mining data with Lakeside Software’s SysTrack

vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 in VMware Workstation

Reading Time: 3 minutes For demo’s, presentations, breaking environments or just killing time I have a portable testlab on my notebook. Yes I know there are also options for permanent labs, hosted labs and Hands-on labs for these same purposes. Great places for sure, but that is not really what I wanted to discuss here. As I am break.. … Continue reading »vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 in VMware Workstation

VMware Utility Belt must have tools – RVTools 3.7 released

Reading Time: 4 minutes March 2015 RVTools version 3.7 is released.  This, in my opinion, is the tool each VMware consultant must have in his VMware utility belt together with the other standard presented tools. At this time RVTool is still free, so budget is no constrain to use this tool. More important it’s lightweight, very simple in usage and shows much … Continue reading »VMware Utility Belt must have tools – RVTools 3.7 released

vSphere: Working with traffic filtering in the vNetwork Distributed Switch

Reading Time: 5 minutes Introduction Within a physical and virtual infrastructure there are several options to limit the inbound and outbound traffic from and to a network node, part of the network or entire network (security zone). A limit can be, filtering (allow or dropping certain traffic) or the prioritization of traffic (QoS / DSCP tagging of the data) … Continue reading »vSphere: Working with traffic filtering in the vNetwork Distributed Switch

Hey come out and play. Join the vSphere Beta Program

Reading Time: 2 minutes At June the 30th VMware announced the launch of the latest vSphere Beta Program. This program is now open for anyone to register and participate in the beta program. The Beta program used to be for just a select group, but with VSAN Beta VMware started to allow a wider group of participants. In my … Continue reading »Hey come out and play. Join the vSphere Beta Program

vSphere Auto deploy TFTP on Citrix PVS

Reading Time: 5 minutes I occasionally do a deployment of Citrix on vSphere. When using Citrix a returning component is Provisioning Services (PVS) for automated deployment of Citrix session servers or VD images. When using a management cluster (to prioritize and separate control layer or infrastructure components) an option is to use auto deploy for the session images hypervisor … Continue reading »vSphere Auto deploy TFTP on Citrix PVS

VMware Utility Belt must have tools – RVTools 3.6 released

Reading Time: 3 minutes This februari the 22nd RVTools version 3.6 was released. As I use this tool very often, and I notice on some occasions not all consultants are familiar with this tool, I wanted to write a post about RVTools to further spread the word. This in my opinion is the tool each VMware specialist must have in … Continue reading »VMware Utility Belt must have tools – RVTools 3.6 released

vSphere the statistics gathering

Reading Time: 3 minutes For VMware vSphere infrastructures and the how and why my environment is doing that, it is helpful to understand how vSphere and vCenter standardly collect and store statistics, and how these are displayed. The point here is that there is an awful lot of assumption in performance reports or troubleshooting done. When does there assumptions … Continue reading »vSphere the statistics gathering