VMware EUC – a new beginning named Omnissa!

The acquisition of VMware by Broadcom has been a wild ride! The EUC transformation to a standalone company called Omnissa marks a significant milestone for its users and the broader tech community. So I felt I should give my honest and personal opinion on what is changing and how I feel about it. This is my personal opinion and not […]

Horizon connection server – assembly error

Horizon upgrades are usually straightforward: create a VDM backup and upgrade the primary connection server and you should be good to go. But recently I got a strange assembly error which took me down a loophole in figuring out what was happening. So some context, the customer was running a fairly simple deployment on Horizon 2111 and wanted to upgrade […]

unable to mount appstack on vSAN stretched cluster

AppVolumes and vSAN Stretched – Appstack unable to be mounted

I recently was involved in an escalation support case where a customer was experiencing issues with his vSAN stretched cluster. In combination with Horizon, the issue was that app stacks were unable to be mounted in a VDI during maintenance of the cluster. Some insights into the setup to better understand the architecture of the environment: 10-node vSAN stretched cluster […]

VMware TrueSSO – Certificate renewal error

I recently had an issue with a customer where TrueSSO had expired certificates and Horizon was not seamlessly logging on to the users within their desktop. Their horizon administration had an error and indicated that their existing CA certificate was expired and needed to be renewed (unfortunately, I forgot to screenshot the admin console). When logging onto the enrollment servers […]

Optimizing O365 licensing on RDS/VDI deployments

Optimizing Microsoft O365 Licensing on RDS/VDI using PWA

Microsoft O365 licensing and the costs associated with it can be a challenge for enterprises with a mix of users requiring different functionalities. Healthcare is a nice example of an enterprise that has multiple different users, and not all require the same functionalities and thus Microsoft Office licenses. I recently co-invented a solution together with one of my customers on […]

End-user computing (EUC) in the hybrid workspace

So I recently had the opportunity to do a webinar for VMware about something that I love, EUC, and combining this with a hybrid workspace! Today’s IT Admins, VI Admins, and IT managers face increasingly complex environments. This can be both from a business perspective (services, people) and from an IT standpoint: Cloud, modern applications, and digital transformation. In this […]

Horizon Instant clones error vm.ctkEnabled

Today, I had an issue with a customer that had problems with their HorizonApps Instant clones farm. While provisioning a new version of the image, it failed with the following error: Fault type is VC_FAULT_FATAL – A specified parameter was not correct: vm.ctkEnabled. The customer already mentioned that they found the following KB article: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/76280 But after applying the workaround […]

Horizon on VMC on AWS lessons learned

Horizon on VMC on AWS Lessons learned

I wrote this follow-up blog on designing and deploying Horizon on VMC on AWS, I’m creating a blog series on the lessons learned during some projects. Deploying Horizon on VMC on AWS Limitations All solutions have limitations, Horizon on VMC on AWS also has multiple features that are currently not supported or never will be supported, for example, linked clones. […]

Design Horizon on VMC on AWS

Designing a Hybrid Cloud with Horizon on VMC on AWS.

I know I have been quiet the last few months, but this is because I have been doing some large VMware PSO projects: designing Hybrid cloud solutions and implementing Horizon on VMC on AWS deployments. Which took most of my time but now┬áI want to translate all the experiences I have had during these projects, into a nice blog article. […]

Cloud Pod Architecture

VMware horizon hidden gem – Cloud Pod Architecture

I wanted to write the last blog post for this year on some hidden gems that possibly some people do not know exist in VMware horizon 7 and 8. In this blog we will discuss a feature called cloud pod architecture that perhaps you already have read about in my VCAP DTM study guide. But for those that don’t have […]