Tag Archives: Vmware


Workspace 2.1.1 Install

View Horizon Workspace 2.1.1 install This will be the second time I have installed Workspace.  The first time was version 2.0.  You can read that post here. The good thing is that the install has changed.  The PhD in rocket science is no longer required. Step One Download the View Horizon Workspace OVF file.  If… Read More »

View from a VMware System Engineer

View from a VMware System Engineer A had a chance last week to talk to a System Engineer (Pre-sales) Manger for VMware, Doug Steen.  Doug has been employed by Nash Finch and Oracle. He has a great  understanding of VMware and the current market. The first topic was how do you get different silo to buy… Read More »

Change to Paravirtual (PVSCSI) for a Windows guest

Change LSI SAS to Paravirtual (PVSCSI) for a Windows guest About a month ago I was listening to the #vBrownBag Follow-Up Virtualizing Microsoft SQL w David Klee (@kleegeek). He was explaining on to tune Microsoft SQL for the virtual environment. There were a couple of points that I bought out of his session. Create Windows partitions… Read More »

Software iSCSI setup on ESXi

How to set up the Software iSCSI initiator in ESXi Go to the Inventory  Hosts and Clusters  Configuration  Storage Adapters screen Click the iSCSI Software Adapter, if it’s not present simply click the Add button on the top right of the screen to add the iSCSI Software Adapter. As you can see here that no paths have been configured, click… Read More »

Upgrading VMware Product Suite(s)

Upgrading VMware product suite(s) in the order that is required by VMware This will be a short post on what the upgrade order is on VMware productions and Suites.  If you only have the base products like vCenter and ESX you will only need to look for two products and see which production is required to… Read More »

Updated Script – START-RECOMPOSE.PS1

Updated START-RECOMPOSE.PS1 Script This is for VMware View 5.5 and earlier. This is an updated script from Sean Massey’s blog.  You can find it here. I have re-written parts of the script that were failing. I was unable to test the final script.  The client decided to upgrade to Horizon View 6 You can download the… Read More »

Resource Pools and Shares

I just wanted to write a blog post about Resource Pools. Resource Pools are usually labeled “Low”, “Normal” and “High” with the shares set respectively. This is the traditional example being used during the VMware vSphere 5 course. So of you might have caught on to my reset posts.  The best way for me to remember/study… Read More »