Updating your VMware Horizon Desktop Pool

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This blog post will describe the steps to update your VMware Horizon Desktop pool with the latest snapshot of your master VM.

For this example we have updated our master VM with the latest Windows security updates, and we have updated the Ivanti Workspace Control agent to the latest version. There are a number of sources where you can find the best practices on how to create and seal the master image. An imported part of creating a master image is optimizing. A good way to go about this is using the VMware OS Optimizing Tool. The initiative, VDI Like a Pro, from LoginVSI provides a very good template to be used within the VMware OSOT for Windows 10.

Before we will start the update process we first need to consider how we will go about the update. Will we update the Desktop Pool immediately or will we schedule it outside of business hours. If we do run the update immediately we have to consider how we will affect the current sessions, do we want to force log off the current session or wait to update these VDI’s when the current sessions logoff.

To start the process for updating the VMware Horizon Desktop Pool we first need to open the properties of the Desktop Pool we want to upgrade.

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Create AppStack part One

Image result for app volume logoAs the title implies this blog article will be the first on a series of blogs on VMware App Volumes
(formerly CloudVolumes). VMware acquired
CloudVolumes in August 2014 and released it with the name App Volumes in December 2014.
VMware App Volumes is a real-time application delivery system that we can use to dynamically deliver and manage applications. App Volumes builds a virtual machine disk file for applications and
connects them to a user desktop or virtual machine. Administrators can use App Volumes to remove, to update, or to install applications for users in real time. App Volumes allows applications and data to follow end users across devices and sessions.

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Connecting VMware Horizon 7.11 administrator to VMware vCenter

Horizon_LogoVMware Horizon, formerly called Horizon View, is a desktop and app virtualization product developed by VMware. It was first released under the name VMware VDM, but with the release of version 3.0.0 in 2008 it was changed to VMware. The name was       updated to Horizon View with the launch of version 6 in April 2014 and is now called VMware Horizon. The current version is 7.11.

Today I am connecting my VMware Horizon 7.11 environment to my VMware vCenter Appliance.

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VMware ESXi : Thick disk to Thin disk

imageAt the end of last year I have reinstalled my home lab environment from Microsoft Hyper-V to VMware ESXi. I converted my VM’s to the ESXi format with the VMware Offline converter. This process was going smoothly. To be honest way smoother that expected. I worked a lot with VMware in the past but since I started working at PQR I worked with VMware more and more. I really like the management features in VMware vCenter.
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Remove users that are Ready for Deletion in Ivanti Identity Director in my LAB

IID LogoIn my lab environment I perform reguarly Joiner, Leaver and Mover (JLM or Onboarding/Offboarding) actions.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor joiner leaver mover

Because, I frequently remove persons from my Identity Director environment the list under “Ready for Deletion” can become quite long.

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