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Please vote for me: vSphere Land Nominations 2017

Like last year, It’s the time again where you can vote for your favourite VMware-related blog. And like last year, this blog is on the list of blogs that you can choose from while nominating. Unfortunately, there is no separate VDI category this year. But I still hope you that you guys would like to vote for this blog as one of your favourites! How to vote? Go to this link and fill in the short survey (will only take you around 5 minutes to finish) and select vHojan.nl (Johan van Amersfoort) as one of the 12 favourite blogs. Thanks…

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VMworld

VMworld Barcelona Preparation Tips and Tricks

  A couple of weeks ago, I have been on a pre-VMworld 2017 trip to Barcelona to enjoy the greatness of the city. Barcelona is one of my most favourite cities  in the world and as VMworld 2017 is again taking place in the Fira Gran Via conference center, I thought it was a good idea to share some of my experiences to get you guys prepared for all the awesomeness that VMworld in Barcelona has to offer. The number one goal for most attendees of VMworld is to gain knowledge. Within a couple of weeks, the catalog of sessions…

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VMUG

Find me at the VMUG in Belgium and North West UK

Last month, the VMUG in the Netherlands (NLVMUG) was held in the 1931 venue in Den Bosch. It was a great event that included 2 sessions of my own and some of my ITQ colleagues as well. Next month, I will make my official debut as an international VMUG speaker as I will be presenting at the Usercon in Belgium as well as the one in the North West UK (Manchester). First things first. I presented two sessions. One was a group discussion around the VCDX program and one about Security and User Experience. The last one of the two was recorded. So…

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VMworld

Help me get my sessions to VMworld 2017

It has been an awesome week. Yesterday, I became a VMware End-User Computing (EUC) Champ for 2017 and this makes me very proud. A couple of years ago I made the decision to focus on VMware EUC technology and that brought me where I am now. I also submitted some papers for VMworld 2017 sessions which brings me to my next goal in life: present at a VMworld conference. Presenting is one of the coolest things about my job. I have presented at this year’s NLVMUG and will be presenting at the Belgium VMUG as well as the North Western…

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vRealize Operations

User Experience Troubleshooting Deep Dive, Part 3: protocol metrics

In part 1 and part 2 of the User Experience Troubleshoot Deep Dive Series I focussed on explaining what metrics to look at and how to monitor them. In the next coming parts I would like to dive deeper in the metrics. Part 3 is dedicated to protocol metrics, so PCoIP and Blast Extreme/BEAT. Why not RDP you would say? RDP doesn’t have that much that can be monitored and tuned, so I won’t focus on it in this post. First of all, let’s start with the different protocols. PCoIP (PC Over IP) PCoIP was introduced in 2008 in version…

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NLVMUG UserCon 2017

In a couple of weeks from now, the next best thing after VMworld will take place. On the 16th of March, the 1931 venue will be the place to be if VMware technology is your thing. The biggest UserCon in the world, the Dutch VMUG (or NLVMUG) is raising the bar in 2017 after a great edition in 2016. This year has a couple of new tricks up it’s sleeve. The NLVMUG UserCon is a conference created by the community, for the community. That means that most of the speakers will be working either at a customers or a partner. And…

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Naviko Interface Product Review

Product Review: Nakivo Backup and Replication

I know what you must be saying, this is an EUC blog and why is he doing a product review? Well, the answer is quite simple. This product is so cool that I couldn’t keep it to myself. A couple of months ago I was contacted by someone from Nakivo to check out the latest version of their Backup and Replication solution for vSphere 6. As I was already using a different solution in my homelab that was working fine, I din’t really feel like responding. Until my shared datastore that contained all my VM’s died and recovery of the other solution…

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ITQ Other

Change is the only constant

Let me start by wishing you guys all the best in 2017! 2016 has been  the biggest rollercoaster in my career. vExpert 2016, VMware EUC Champion, VMworld Las Vegas and Barcelona and last but not least: VCDX-DTM. All stuff I am really, really proud of, and which I couldn’t have achieved without the help of my employer, ITQ. All this made me think. Last year I have been working as a Team lead for the End-User Computing business unit at ITQ and we have achieved great things. Awesome projects, enormous growth (in projects, consultants and publicity) and great awareness on an international…

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User Experience Troubleshooting Deep Dive, Part 2: How to monitor?

In the previous post I explained some things around metrics and which one you could monitor if you want to be aware of what is happing around the User Experience (UX) of your end users. In this post I would like to show you how these metrics can be monitored. vRealize Operations 6.4 is quite complete with all kinds of out-of-the-box dashboards. But in case you would like to create something that perfectly satisfy your needs (like I did), I will also show you how to create the custom dashboard that I always use. So where to start? In this…

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