study guide VCAP7-DTM part 1

VCAP7-DTM Design study guide – part 1

I recently passed my VCAP7-DTM Design (3V0-752) at VMware Empower 2019 in Lisbon and wanted to share my experiences and give you some advice on a small VCAP7-DTM Design study guide. As I recently passed the VCP-DTM 2019 exam, I thought the VCAP exam would be similar but this was not the case. It was a difficult exam that tested […]

LACP on vSphere

LACP configuration with VMware ESXi – Part 1 (vCenter config)

While LACP on VMware ESXi has been around for a while, I noticed that many of our customers do not like to implement this feature in their environment. Reasons vary between, complexity, incorrect understanding on the ‘added value’ and many more. Because of these reasons, I had a discussion on this topic with my colleague and co-blogger Jens. As a […]

VMware Horizon connection server 404 error

Horizon Connection server admin page 404 error

My colleague Robin Geldolf and me have recently been experiencing a 404 “webpage not found” error, when connecting to the admin page, after upgrading your Horizon connection server. To my current experience, this is for all versions from Horizon 7.7 and higher. And does not always happen as there is no mentioning of it on the known/resolved issues on the […]

Horizon OneDrive Configuration Guide

Configuring OneDrive with VMware UEM

Following guide will describe how to configure OneDrive in combination with VMware UEM. With the granularity of making OneDrive only available for a specific group of users. Or depending on the use-case available for everyone. UPDATE: I have written an update blog where I use the machine based Onedrive installer. I would advise to use a product like FSLogix to […]

joining cloud pod architecture

Joining Horizon cloud pod stuck at 50%

A quick solution blog regarding joining a new pod into a cloud pod architecture that gets stuck at 50% Last week, I wrote a blogpost on the issues that I had with upgrading a Horizon environment using the cloud pod architecture (CP). There I wrote about how much time I lost with troubleshooting and in the end redeployed a new […]

Cloud pod

Could not find user or group in AD -Horizon 7.7 Cloud pod

Recently I did a Horizon upgrade from 6.2.4 to 7.7 using the cloud pod architecture. Each pod contained an own vCenter with a 6 host VSAN cluster. The horizon backend and VDI Desktop were hosted on this cluster. The plan was to bring 1 POD down for maintenance and move all active sessions to the other active pod. Note: Unfortunately […]

How to configure printers with user personalization through UEM?

Within a VDI environment, it is a delicate procedure to configure printers with user personalization through VMware’s User Environment Manager (UEM). That is because every customer has specific needs regarding the printer setups in their VDI environment. We frequently come across situations like this: A user accesses his virtual desktop from within the corporate network and gets his network printers assigned (for […]

Replacing VMCA Self Signed certificate with a Windows Signed certificate

While many companies advise to ‘simply ignore’an invalid certificate warning on internal sites, this will encourage incorrect public browser behavior. As a result, employee’s will more likely ignore browser warnings on public sites as well, which can end in exposing the company vulnerable to malware and other exploits. The correct use of an SSL certificate signed by a trusted certificate […]