Category Archives: VMware

Horizon View – Session Timeout Changes in 6.x

Here’s something that changed in Horizon View 6.x that we have noticed recently. This particularly affects Zero Client users more, or more specifically clients that are not able to report client activity (if the keyboard and mouse are in use). This came about because of how the clients have changed since 3.0. To a View 5.x… Read More »

Private VLANs with Distributed vSwitch & Extreme Networks Switches

I came across this just this week working with on a virtual desktop deployment. One of the requirements is to disallow virtual desktops in the same subnet to talk to each other. The most efficient way to do this was to make use of Private VLANs and put the desktops in an Isolated PVLAN. It… Read More »

View Dashboard warns of pending certificate expiry

This is one of the benefits of running a home lab with a production like deployment. You get to see and experience things which helps you appreciate more on the operations of the environment you design and build. A couple days ago, my View Connection Server started to give a yellow alert in the dashboard.… Read More »

Hidden Gem in View 6.1 and Transparent Page Sharing

I’ve just updated my lab to View 6.1 and came across a nice little gem. This is related to the recent out-of-the-box hardening of vSphere where Transparent Page Sharing is disabled between virtual machines. In case you missed it, I’ve written about it here. If you see the screenshot below, you will see a new… Read More »

Server Power Management & Virtual Desktop Performance

Optimisation Type [explain] : user experience (↑) / resource optimisation (↑) / functionality (-) / administration (-) In the recent weeks, I’ve personally come across more than a few complaints of performance issue on VDI. The complaint are typically the same, poor user experience. After some troubleshooting, they all point to the same thing, Power Management… Read More »

Horizon 6 with View – Unofficial Configuration Maximums

I have to start with a disclaimer that this post (and this blog) is not an official guidance from VMware. As my personal practice, I will always try to substantiate what I say & write with official documentation, KB and my experience. Horizon View has gone through lots of improvements over the years and there… Read More »

Mirage Windows Migration – where are the files?

This is an interesting experience which I thought I share with the rest of the world. I’ve been involved in some projects to migrate computers from Windows XP to Windows 7 using VMware Mirage. The greatest benefit of which is that the actual migration is expected to be fairly easy and straight forward. However, there… Read More »