Multi vlan Network for Horizon View using PowerCLI & API’s

One of the things I wanted to do for a while is to write an API version on how to use multiple dvSwitch portgroups with Horizon View linked clones. With instant clones there’s a gui way to select multiple portgroups but for instant clones the only was to do this was to use the View … Read more Multi vlan Network for Horizon View using PowerCLI & API’s

Finding Horizon View local entitlements using PowerCLI

Intro In a previous post i mentioned that finding the entitlements for a user from the Horizon side of things can be a bit of a hassle. If only¬†active directory groups are used its dead easy: just use the Active directory commands for those groups. If the groups are used for multiple pools and if … Read more Finding Horizon View local entitlements using PowerCLI

Adding manual desktops in Horizon View and assigning them using Powercli

A while ago I received a question from Geoffrey O’Brien if I knew how to add a desktop and assign it using PowerCLI. I started building this using the api’s and after a lot of hours, cussing, swearing running into weird problems I actually got it working. When I was busy writing that blog post … Read more Adding manual desktops in Horizon View and assigning them using Powercli

VDI & Windows versions

something that always gives discussions: which Windows 10 version to use! https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/deployment/update/waas-quick-start The¬†Long Term Servicing Channel, which is designed to be used only for specialized devices (which typically don’t run Office) such as those that control medical equipment or ATM machines, receives new feature releases about every three years. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-desktop-services/rds-vdi-recommendations When you create an image … Read more VDI & Windows versions

get-hvmachine only finds 1000 desktops

Edit: this is supposed to be fixed already in the vmware.hv.helper module so make sure you have the latest version of it. I was late in writing it out :@ A while ago I wanted to list all desktops in use from one of our Connection servers. After several tries I kept having issues in … Read more get-hvmachine only finds 1000 desktops

The VMware Labs flings monthly for November 2017

A couple of days late this time but here is your monthly dose of Flings! No new ones but seven flings have been updated by VMware labs this month. The Horizon Toolbox, vSphere HTML5 Web Client and the ESXi Embedded host client make their almost monthly appearances while at least two other received updates in … Read more The VMware Labs flings monthly for November 2017

Updated and new VMware Labs Flings for Oktober 2017

“Listen very carefully; I shall say this only once.” Even after years this for me is one of the best quotes from any comedy series. Allo Allo always was so much fun to watch even though it looks pregistoric these days in video quality. For the people who don’t know Allo Allo please check out … Read more Updated and new VMware Labs Flings for Oktober 2017

Removing faulty Horizon desktops using PowerCLI

So last week there where a couple of posts on vmtn about people wanting to automatically removing or refreshing faulty Horizon desktops. With faulty I mean desktops in Agent Unreachable or in error state or whatever status are available. Since this was something i had been investigating anyway I decided to make a script for … Read more Removing faulty Horizon desktops using PowerCLI

New and updated VMware flings for September 2017

Intro No WWE quotes,clips or sounds this month. So here I am reporting from couch central that there have been three updated flings in September. One steady name in this monthly post has been the vSphere HTML5 Web client but don’t underestimate the VMware OS Optimization Tool that is been in here a couple of … Read more New and updated VMware flings for September 2017

Horizon view vCheck : Pool Overview plugin

So one of the things still missing in the Horizon View vCheck was a plugin that simply gives an overview of all Pools with their status. In short what I am talking about is a translation from this view: Although this sounds easy there where a lot of challenges for this one. First of all … Read more Horizon view vCheck : Pool Overview plugin