Will VMware Horizon View 6.1 be the next release?

While preparing for an upcoming VMware Horizon View 5.2 to VMware Horizon View 6.0.2 upgrade, I noticed a VMware Horizon View 6.1 column in the VMware Product Interoperability Matrixes. The 6.1 version number also appears on the Version pull-down menu. Perhaps the next version of View will be VMware Horizon View 6.1. I sure hope, …

Using View PowerCLI to prepare for a VMware Horizon View 6 upgrade

In a few weeks, I will be upgrading my employer’s VMware Horizon View environment from version 5.2 to version 6.0. Some of the steps in the Preparing vCenter Server and View Composer for an Upgrade documentation are rather repetitive. Here are my notes on how I might perform these steps via View PowerCLI. View PowerCLI …

How Allscripts Pro EHR can cripple your VDI infrastructure

As the administrator of a VMware Horizon View virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) for a county hospital, I’m frequently looking for applications that abuse infrastructure resources by consuming excessive CPU, RAM, or Disk. Allscripts Pro EHR and Allscripts Pro PM are two applications that often create unnecessary challenges in our environment. Allscripts Pro PM requires Microsoft …

VMworld makes it difficult to change your email address

VMworld 2014 registration is underway. Registration works like most websites, except that you are unable to change the email address associated with your account. You can change your phone number, your mailing address, your company name, your job title, or even your name; but not your email address. Your email address is presented in an …

Pure Storage and Round Robin

Yesterday, Pure Storage support and I performed a non-disruptive upgrade of the operating system (called Purity) that runs the controllers for our solid state SAN (storage area network). Prior to the upgrade, Pure Storage support wanted to confirm that all of our LUNs were configured to use Round Robin. Specifically, their “VMware ESXi 5.1 Best …