Author Archives: Barrie

Thinapp Factory – fixing adding Workpool error

VMware just released a new fling, a Thinapp workflow automation tool called Thinapp Factory. You can read all about it here and download it:http://labs.vmware.com/flings/thinapp-factory When setting up the Thinapp Factory virtual appliance, pay close attention to the details it is … Continue reading

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Teradici PCoIP firmware 3.5 USB performance comparsion

Recently, Teradici released version 3.5 firmware for PCoIP Zero clients based on the Portal processor. One of the main enhancements was the ability to fully utilize the USB 2.0 capable hardware that always existed in these devices, but was restricted … Continue reading

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Configuring iSCSI with ESXCLI in vSphere 5.0

This is mostly me learning my way around some of the new namespaces in esxcli as part of vSphere 5.0 If you want to know what’s new in esxcli in vSphere 5.0, please read these two posts from Duncan Epping … Continue reading

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Nice Changes to Maintenance Mode settings in vSphere 5

There have been some small but very useful changes to the feature set of Maintenance Mode in vSphere Update Manager 5. It’s easier to see when comparing screenshots of a vSphere 4.1 environment to a vSphere 5.0 setup. Here are the settings presented … Continue reading

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VMware View Desktop boot-storm on SSD – illustrated

Just a couple of screen shots illustrating what happens with I/O when 30+ Windows XP virtual desktops boot at the same time on local SSD storage. The hardware used was an 8-core (16 thread) Nehalem 5520 IBM x3650 M2 rack server, 64GB RAM … Continue reading

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