RANT: VMDKs or VHDs ; Why do I have to Choose?!?

RANT: VMDKs or VHDs ; Why do I have to Choose?!?

Virtual Disks.  They are single file containers that hold entire file systems within them (think of the Galaxy Marbles in Men in Black!)  Operating systems ... Read More

Citrix XenDesktop End Of Life Announcements

Citrix XenDesktop End Of Life Announcements

In case you missed them this month, Citrix published 2 KB articles detailing the End Of Life support plans for their current XenDesktop products.  XenDesktop ... Read More

VMware View: Direct Connections or Funneled through the Broker?

VMware View: Direct Connections or Funneled through the Broker?

When using the Broker in View, you basically have 2 options for connecting to your desktops : Direct Connections or Tunneled SLL through the Broker ... Read More

No room to upgrade from ESX3 to ESX4 vSphere. Time to Repartition!

No room to upgrade from ESX3 to ESX4 vSphere. Time to Repartition!

I was recently upgrading an ESX host from ESX3.5 to vSphere when I ran into an interesting issue.  The server was built with 36GB local ... Read More

COMPLETELY OFF-TOPIC : Induction Charging! – Way Cool!

COMPLETELY OFF-TOPIC : Induction Charging! – Way Cool!

This post really has nothing to do with Virtualization, work or anything like that but it’s Friday!  In my search for rechargeable batteries for my ... Read More

Quick Tip : Slow Microsoft Delivery Services Console Fix

Quick Tip : Slow Microsoft Delivery Services Console Fix

Here is a quick tip from Aaron Silber :  I was meaning to send this out a little while ago, but never got around to ... Read More

My Journey from 32Bit Win7 Beta to 64Bit Windows 7.

My Journey from 32Bit Win7 Beta to 64Bit Windows 7.

If you are reading this post and your machine keeps shutting down every 2 hours, you might be running a Beta version of Windows 7! ... Read More

Upgrading your NT guests on your vSphere Hosts

Upgrading your NT guests on your vSphere Hosts

Yep! Still have some NT guest Virtual Machines hanging out there. :)   During a recent VI3 to vSphere upgrade, we had just finished upgrading both ... Read More

Windows 7 DirectAccess Pre-Requisites

Windows 7 DirectAccess Pre-Requisites

One of the new features of Windows 7 / Windows 2008 R2 is DirectAccess.  The promise of DirectAccess is the ability for corporate laptops and ... Read More

VMware’s Script-O-Mania ESXi Contest – 10 Days Left!

VMware’s Script-O-Mania ESXi Contest – 10 Days Left!

Just helping get the word out on VMware’s Script-O-Mania contest.  VMware is hoping that creative, clever and cash strapped developers and scripters out there will ... Read More