It had been a very busy couple of weeks and I have been missing the time and peace of mind to finish this blog, but here it is.
You can imaging wanting to remove a POC or testing license once you move the environment from POC or
testing to production.
As 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.
VMware 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.
At 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.
Lees verder VMware ESXi : Thick disk to Thin disk
Yesterday (January 27th, 2020)Ivanti released a new version of Ivanti Automation. Automation is a product from Ivanti’s Powered by RES line. Automation is a very powerfull tool, that has many use cases for every IT department.
We have all been there…. you want to do a quick check if an IP port is reachable from a Windows machine. There is no telnet or putty installed/available and you don’t want to introduce any changes to the system.
Launch a Powershell window
Test-netconnection -computername randommachinename.rocyjati.local -port 3163
Because, I frequently remove persons from my Identity Director environment the list under “Ready for Deletion” can become quite long.
If you read the blog before you should know that I am a big fan of automating repetitive admin tasks. Currently I am building an Ivanti Identity Director environment. Part of onboaring a new employee in this environment is enabling Skype for this new AD account.
Last month Ivanti Identity Director 2019 has been released. This blog article will focus on the new features that have been added to the product. I will discuss the new highlights, if you want the read the full release notes, you can find them here. If you are new to Identity Director let me first explain what it is and what it does. Identity Director was launched back in 2014 by RES Software. In 2014 the product was called IT Store, later on it was called RES ONE Service Store and RES Identity Director. In July 2017 RES was acquired by Ivanti and since then the product is called Ivanti Identity Director.
But what does it do, you ask? The following description is coming from the Identity Director Admin guide:
Ivanti Identity Director provides your organization the means to fulfill virtually any conceivable user need. This can be access to an application, a printer or e-mail, the availability of a PC, laptop, mobile phone or lease car, but also changes to a computing environment as the result of employee onboarding, integration with other solutions to reduce service desk tickets, etc. To fulfill these needs, your organization probably already has many business processes in place. With Ivanti Identity Director you can automate and manage these processes by delivering them as a service.
- People qualify for services based on their identity and role within your organization. In turn, these services may depend on or be restricted by other services. This ensures that only the right services are delivered to the right people.
- Services can be delivered and returned either automatically (identity-based) or through self-service (access-based). Ivanti estimates that approximately 80% of all services in your organization are identity-based services.
- In each service, workflow actions determine what happens during the delivery and return of the service. These actions can be approvals, Ivanti Automation Run Books, request for information, etc.