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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…

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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

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... Read more

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... Read more

UEM 8.7 is GA!

Yesterday, VMware brought 3 new versions of existing products to the GA status. Horizon Flex 1.6, Identity Manager 2.4 and User Environment Manager 8.7. That last one caught my eye. Mostly because I am busy on a project right now in which I will implement UEM on a Horizon View environment en will benefit with new features. So what are those new features: Session detection UEM is now able to... Read more