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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 Identity Manager, the integration with AirWatch and cool new features like conditional access. I would highly recommend you to watch their recap: Second of all, the Workspace of the future…

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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 most important one: End-User Computing. Together with Pim van de Vis (Product Engineer R&D EUC Team, VMware) we will present a pretty cool customer case that includes Horizon View, App…

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VCDX

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 projects. And after all of these projects, it is now time to take my design skills to the next level. The goal of the journey is to get recognition for my…

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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 blog, I explained what the instant cloning feature was and how cool this tech works when combining it with App Volumes. Instant Cloning was introduced in vSphere 6 and with…

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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 of a new VM or vApp or the connection to the VM console. When running through the logfiles of vCloud Director, the following errors might be there: VC Listener disconnected…

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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 2000 desktops. The easiest way of arranging network connectivity would  be to create a massive subnet in which all of those desktops can be added. But when thinking of broadcast…

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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 goals for this year’s edition was to get more insights in Project Enzo. Enzo will be available next year and is going to be an addition to the current Horizon…

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How to decide which application delivery method is the right one?

During the last couple of months I got a lot of questions about the different deployment methods that can be used to deliver an application to the end user in a BYOD enabled business. Within the VMware Horizon Suite there are multiple different solutions. But when adding AirWatch to your infrastructure, it can be quite difficult to choose the right method. Keep in mind that the most important thing when choosing a methodology is that you want to satisfy the end user. The end user needs to have the smoothest user experience possible. And you need to provide that smooth…

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My first experience in the UAE

As some of you may have read on my twitter account, I’m currently busy on an awesome EUC engagement. Basically designing a new VDI infrastructure with Horizon View, App Volumes, RDSH Application Pools, UEM and vROPS for View. The architecture will be spread across two datacenters and Cloud Pod Architecture will be used to make sure pools are available at both sites. A PoC with Nvidia Grid will be part of the project and everything will run on top of Vblocks and XtremeIO. Pretty cool right? This post isn’t technical though. It’s basically about my experiences as a Dutch guy that…

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