Tag: VHD

A Brief History of User Profiles …and an Idea for Microsoft!

A Brief History of User Profiles …and an Idea for Microsoft!

Here is a great piece written by Jacques Bensimon.  Before getting into it, let me stress that this is not a survey of all available ... Read More

Updating a Standard image in Citrix Provisioning.

Updating a Standard image in Citrix Provisioning.

Most of the Citrix Provisioning deployments I come across leverage 2 basic mage types.  Standard and Private.  Very high level, Private images are read write ... Read More

Expanding a Citrix Provisioning Service vDisk with Hyper-V

Expanding a Citrix Provisioning Service vDisk with Hyper-V

One of the advantages of virtualization is the ease of resource allocation.  Whether it’s adding additional memory or increasing available hard drive space in a ... Read More

How to Resize a Citrix Provisioning Services’ VHD vDisk!

How to Resize a Citrix Provisioning Services’ VHD vDisk!

Tuesday, I had a private mode provisioned vDisk fill up completely and needed to resize it quickly.  A little googling around and not quite finding ... Read More

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

Separate Virtual Disks for each volume in Virtual Machines.

Separate Virtual Disks for each volume in Virtual Machines.

It’s a pretty solid best practice to create a separate virtual disk or VMDK/VHD for each volume in a virtual machine.  The alternative is to ... Read More

Testing Virtual Machines on Hyper-V

Testing Virtual Machines on Hyper-V

Recently I was asked how a client could convert a bunch of their ESX Virtual Machines to Hyper-V Virtual Machines for bake-off purposes.  Here’s a ... Read More