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vSphere Land Nominations

Another first timer! Every year Eric Siebert organizes a voting for the top Virtualization Blogs from his own news site, vSphere Land. And this year, vHojan.nl is nominated for best VDI site. How cool is that?! So how does it work? Well, go to this link and select 12 sites that you would like to add to your favorite list. And of course I hope you will select vHojan.nl as your…

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The road to VCDX, Part 2: Where do I get started?

This is part 2 in the blog series about me trying to become VCDX6-DTM. This part is dedicated to give you an idea in what needs to be done before I can actually apply for a design defense. As I mentioned in part 1, I already created an Horizon Detailed Level Design for a VMware PSO customer last year that I will use for the VCDX submission. Unfortunately, when comparing my already created... Read more

NLVMUG 2016 recap

It already has been a couple of weeks after the NLVMUG 2016 (Dutch VMUG Usercon). The worlds biggest VMware Usergroup gathering. Although a lot of recaps are already available, I would like to focus a little bit on all the End-User Computing sessions. First of all, Raymond van ‘t Hag and Ton Hermes presented the new Workspace One Suite with some nice demos. They fully showed the new interface of... Read more

NLVMUG UserCon 2016

As some of you may have read on my twitter feed, I will be presenting on this year’s VMware User Conference in the Netherlands. The NLVMUG UserCon is the biggest UserCon in the world and will be organized on the 17th of March 2016. The next best thing after VMworld you might say. There are multiple tracks you can follow like SDDC, Cloud Native Application, Hybrid Cloud and of course the... Read more

The road to VCDX, Part 1: Introduction to the journey

As some of you have may have read, I started my journey in becoming a VCDX. A VMware Certified Design eXpert. Basically, it’s a validation of becoming a certified architect. In the past two years as a consultant at ITQ, I had the opportunity to design some great infrastructures for some of the biggest companies in the Netherlands. But also as a VMware PSO contractor, I did some great design... Read more

EUC keeps rocking! What’s new in Horizon 7

During last year’s VMworld in Barcelona, Sanjay Poonen sang the legendary words: EUC Will Rock You! And he wasn’t lying. During today’s major launch event, EUC keeps rocking. In this post I will share what’s new in Horizon 7 and Business Mobility in general. Let start out with some preciously announced beta tech that will now get the GA status: Instant Cloning In this blogpost I wrote on my company... Read more

vCloud Director cells fail after vCenter reboot

For some reason, it maybe needed to reboot a vCenter once in a while. Especially a windows-based vCenter when the windows updates need to be executed. When using vCloud Director in combination with that specific vCenter Server, it might happen that the vCloud Director Cells break their connection to the vCenter Server. Every vCD Cell has a vCenter Proxy that connects to the vCenter to perform management operations like the creation... Read more

Horizon View best practices: Multi VLAN Network

When implementing Horizon View Pools with a number of desktops that exceeds the limit of a single 24 bit subnet, it is very wise to think about properly designing and configure your network infrastructure for your VDI environment. Several best practice are available to do this and I will explain the one I am using in this post. But why? The answer is fairly simple. Imagine a Horizon View Environment with... Read more

VMworld 2015: EUC Will Rock You!

Best. Week. Ever. That’s basically what I think during every VMworld event. After all the announcements in San Francisco earlier this year, it’s pretty excited in EUC land. Sanjay Poonen made it pretty clear when ending his part of the EUC keynote singing “EUC WILL ROCK YOU!” while drummers were playing the beats of Queen’s We will rock you. That man is bad ass. Project Enzo One of my main... Read more