Tag Archives: view

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 »

Errors in a KB Article – Horizon View 6.x Network Ports

This post was written on the 5th May 2015. Hopefully sometime in the near  future it is no longer relevant, but until then, be aware of an error in a KB article (2085383) for Horizon View 6.x network ports. I’m compelled to write this post as I’ve just encountered a 2nd partner who got misled by… 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 »

Updated ESXi TPS setting and what to consider for VDI

Another reminder today that ESXi TPS default setting is being changed to be disabled. This was first acknowledged in Oct 2014 that under certain highly controlled situation, it is possible to gain unauthorized access to in memory data. Although this is unlikely to be achievable in a production environment VMware is keeping to secure-out-of-the-box principle and… 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 »

Virtual Desktop Optimisation – Enforcing Windows Visual Effects

Optimisation Type [explain] : user experience (↓↑) / resource optimisation (↑) / functionality (-) / administration (-) Most people may not realise, but the Windows Visual Effects settings can have a direct impact to the user experience. Ok, that sounds a little too obvious, but it’s more than just turn on and off “eye candies” and… 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 »

Horizon 6 (with View) is now GA!

In April 2014, VMware launched Horizon 6, and at 8pm 19 June (PST), it went GA. This is an exciting release as it adds new capabilities and much anticipated feature enabling Hosted Applications! Key notable updates are as follows:- Supported for Hosted Applications – this is a feature that has been hot on the request list,… Read More »

Virtual Desktop Optimisation Categories Explained

In my series of posts pertaining to virtual desktop optimisation, I will add a heading to each post to indicate the area which the settings change will impact. I have classified them into 4 categories. User Experience Resource Optimisation Functionality Administration Next to each area I will indicate the impact one would expect with the set… Read More »