VMware View 5.1 on VMware vSphere 5.1

UPDATE: One day after my blog post, “VMware vSphere 5.1 now supports VMware View 5.1.x.” See also “Finally! View 5.1 now supports a newly patched vSphere 5.1.” When VMware vSphere/vCenter 5.1 was released in September 2012, I started to get excited about upgrading both my VMware View and VMware vSphere environments to versions 5.1. Both […]

Where is Wyse’s support for VMware View 5.0 and 5.1?

A year has passed since ““Wyse Announces Day One Support for VMware View 5 at VMworld 2011” (archived press release), writing “Today at VMworld 2011 (Aug 30, 2011), Wyse Technology, the global leader in cloud client computing, announced support for VMware View 5 upon release.” Well, just 14 days later “VMware Announces General Availability of […]

VMware View Static IP Addresses for Linked Clones

I recently had a requirement to build a non-persistent VMware View desktop pool that acted as if the linked-clone virtual desktops had static computer names with static IP addresses. The reason was that the vendor of a particular clinical application ties its licensing to both the computer name and its IP address. If they don’t […]

Import PFX Certificate via Group Policy Preferences

I have a vendor with a web-based SAS service that requires a password encrypted .PFX certificate to be imported into the user’s Personal certificate store. For physical desktops, this is a one-time import procedure. But for VMware View VDI desktops that are non-persistent, users receive a new desktop every day and would thus have to […]