What is new in vSphere 6.5?

October 18, 2016 Kim Bottu 0

VMworld Las Vegas showed some features of what is about to come in the vSphere 6.5 platform. VMworld Barcelona is no different although I am still crossing my fingers that vSphere 6.5 GA will be announced this week. At the time of writing this blog article it is October 15 and we have had no official statement about vSphere 6.5 yet. I am hoping that VMware will keep the good tradition rolling and will announce the new vSphere platform in Barcelona. After all, in Ray Farrell’s words: “We are not going to go into some of the big advances that are coming in vSphere right now, we are gonna do that at VMworld Barcelona.” So let me introduce you to some […]

What is new with VMware?

October 15, 2016 Kim Bottu 2

VMworld Barcelona 2016 is finally here! How we – the ones who didn’t make it to VMworld Las Vegas – have all been counting down to this marvelous week in Spain where the weather at the time of writing this article is much better than in Belgium where a grey sky and sizzling temperatures of about 8 degrees Celsius keep me comfort (cough – cough). We did receive a lot of great news from the VMworld Las Vegas conference. For instance, it is obvious now that VSAN is here to stay and is very quickly becoming the number one for hyper converged infrastructure. Where I had doubt about the solution capabilities of VSAN 5.5 these doubts have started fading rapidly with the introduction […]

VMworld Barcelona – Pre-conference post

September 19, 2016 Kim Bottu 0

If you are among the lucky ones who like me are heading out to VMworld Barcelona in a couple of weeks, I hope you are as excited about this year’s edition as I am. This year more so than last year is the year where VMware makes a statement that it is still one of the big players and after having watched the general sessions of VMworld 2016 Las Vegas and having browsed through the VMworld 2016 content catalog I have to agree, this year will be epic! Barcelona is one of the most fascinating cities in the world. It is the city where you can admire the architectural masterpieces designed by Gaudi, the hometown of FC Barcelona, a place where good food never is far away and to me the host […]

VMware Horizon VIEW: No desktops available after adding a new connection broker with the same name but different IP

September 15, 2016 Kim Bottu 0

For anyone working with Horizon View the following screen shouldn’t be to unfamiliar. “This desktop has no desktop sources available.” It happens to all of us  and mostly the error is caused by common issues which are easily tracked and solved: We might have forgotten to create enough desktops for the amount of concurrent users. The View agent which has been installed might be having errors. There might be customization issues. Click the top link to see more examples in the VMware KB.   The VDI test environment: To give you a better idea of my test environment, I have a master connection server, a replica server and a security server. The master connection server has been used to create a relation with the security server. […]

VMworld 2016

July 15, 2016 Kim Bottu 0

For the last couple of years I have been fortunate enough to be able to attend VMworld. Luckily enough for me my managers see the value in me attending VMworld. I know a lot of employers think employees want to attend for the after parties and all that, will be drunk most of the evenings, hungover in the daytime and attending barely 10 % of the sessions you said you want to attend. But from the first time I have attended VMworld in 2012 I have come to realize some things: The total amount of money I spend for VMworld is way less than the costs for the offical ICM course which comes in at 3600 Euros + VAT in Belgium and at the […]

REVIEW: VMware vSphere 6.x Datacenter Design Cookbook – Second Edition

July 5, 2016 Kim Bottu 1

Whether you are a seasoned architect who still is getting familiar with vSphere 6 or a hands-on engineer who likes to get a firmer grip on design and architecture using vSphere 6, Hersey’s updated datacenter cookbook just might be just the book you need. This book graciously keeps a good balance between datacenter design principles, best practices and howto’s. In this book Hersey takes you by the hand and guides you through the steps needed to create a virtual datacenter design using vSphere 6. Besides the necessary theoretical explanations Hersey offers his readers 75 recipes which they can use to help with the creation or optimization of a  virtual datacenter design: What are the prerequisites you need for a design? […]

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