vRealize Operations

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

vROps Custom EUC dashboard

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…

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User Experience Troubleshooting Deep Dive, Part 1: How to start?

Many customers that I have visited are struggling with their User Experience. And quite often they have the tools to actually monitor it, but they have challenges in interpreting the right information. There are many solutions on the market that can be used to monitor the User Experience, but configuring them to show the right information can be hard. And where should you start? What information is useful? On regular basis I... Read more

PowerCLI for Horizon

What’s new in Horizon 7.0.3

Today, VMware announced the Q4 release of Horizon, version 7.0.3. In this post I will explain the new features and functionality. Windows OS Support Horizon 7.0.3 has an extended Windows 10 support with the following branches: Windows 10 version 1511 Current Business Branch (CBB) Windows 10 version 1507 Current Business Branch (CBB) Windows 10 version 1507 Long-Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) Windows 10 version 1607 Long-Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) Windows 10 version 1607... Read more

The road to VCDX, Part 7: The waiting is over!

Wow, the waiting is over. As you may have read on twitter, the journey in becoming VCDX-DTM has reached a climax. Since the last post, again a lot has happened. I defended the design and flew back to the Netherlands. And then the dreadful period of waiting for an email from the VCDX program begins. I didn’t really think of this being a “thing”. But it was. When I left... Read more

The road to VCDX, Part 6: Judgement Day

As you may have read in the previous post in my journey in becoming VCDX-DTM, I got invited to defend my design at the VMware HQ in Palo Alto. That’s when shit gets real and when you have to work maybe even harder towards the climax of a process that took me over a year. And one of the great things about this phase is that a lot of peers and... Read more

The road to VCDX, Part 5: Waiting, waiting..

It has been a while since the last post around my Road to VCDX-DTM. After the last post, the waiting began. Waiting for that email that says “Please come over to Palo Alto and defend the phonebook-sized-pile of stuff you sent in”. And so it happened.. But let’s begin with what happened after the submission. I flew to Las Vegas to attend VMworld in the US. As soon as I... Read more

Review of VMworld 2016 in Barcelona

The EMEA edition of VMworld in Barcelona is a wrap. This edition of VMworld is in my honest opinion one of the best until so far. And in this post I will explain why. VMware Cloud on AWS Anyone who missed the great announcement around the partnership between VMware and Amazon has either lived in a cave or is still using floppy drives on a daily basis. VMware Cloud on... Read more

VMworld 2016, What’s new in EUC?

Yep, again a great week full of announcements, networking, technical sessions, parties and fun with the ITQ team. VMworld 2016, the Barcelona Edition is yet again a blast! Last Friday I attended a Citrix Usergroup event in the Netherlands. Lot’s of great community people and speakers. One of those speakers was Shawn Bass, the CTO for VMware’s EUC products. After his session about the VMware ecosystem and his vision around the... Read more

VMworld 2016 Must-sees

This year I was one of the lucky ones to being able to attend both VMworld events. In this post you can read my review on the Las Vegas edition of VMworld. The post you are reading now is dedicated to a list of sessions that in my opinion are must-sees at the Barcelona edition of VMworld 2016. Also, it will be a great chance of seeing me in Barcelona... Read more