Monitoring, 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…

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NLVMUG Session

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... Read more

ITQ

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... Read more

vROps Custom EUC dashboard

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... Read more

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