Category: Virtualization

Citrix, Virtualization, Windows 10

VMware OS Optimization Tool 2016

Hey all   Very quick post today about a very very cool tool which VMware have released to optimise a desktop for VDI. This tool should be run on your master image whether you are using Citrix or VMware as it reduces the overall footprint that your OS will use which is critical in any …

Virtualization

Could not get vmci driver version on VMware Workstation 9 on Windows 8

I recently upgraded my laptop to Windows 8 and when attempting to power on my virtual machines running on VMware Workstation 9 I received the following error message: “Could not get vmci driver version: The handle is invalid.  You have an incorrect version of driver “vmci.sys”. Try reinstalling VMware workstation. This worried me a bit …

Hyper-V, Virtualization

Unable to power on a 64-Bit Nested VM

In this article I am going to show you how to resolve a problem that you will hit when using VMware Workstation to nest virtual machines.  In my test environment which consists of mainly my laptop I like to test and run multiple hypervisors, mainly ESXi and Hyper-V. When building my lab from scratch I …

Citrix XenApp, Virtualization

Configuring HDX Flash Redirection for XenApp

I have spent the last few days fighting with HDX Flash Redirection and trying to get it to work for a demo to show to a few customers. There are certain things which you have to do to get this working properly. HDX Flash Redirection basically takes a lot of load of the XenApp servers …

ESXi 5.0, Virtualization

Installing ESXi5 under VMware Workstation 8

This is just a quick blog post to show you how to install VMware ESXi5 under VMware Workstation.  Being able to do this makes a great learning environment as you can create and destroy as many virtual machines as you like.  In my lab i have 2 permanent hosts running ESXi 5 but if i …

ESXi 5.0

Enable remote console connection to ESXi 5 host through the GUI

I recently installed 2 ESXi 5 servers into my lab to assist with my ESXi 5 certification update. In my home lab i do not have a spare monitor so each time i have to display the console i have to unplug the monitor from my main PC and plug it in which is a …

VCAP-DCA

Installing and configuring PowerCLI

In this article i am going to go over the steps to install and configure PowerCLI to run on my virtual center server. This will enable me to interrogate all the virtual machines and VMware environment by using Powershell. 1) The first step is to download Powershell v2.0 from Microsoft. Note this is only applicable …

Virtualization

Virtualization Webcasts

Here is a link to a great set of webcasts from Microsoft. 15 hours of content in there = plenty of learning! Enjoy http://blogs.technet.com/b/nicholasp/archive/2011/05/11/online-jump-start-microsoft-virtualisation-management-and-vdi.aspx Virtualization Jump Start (01): Virtualization Overview Virtualization Jump Start (02): Differentiating Microsoft & VMware Virtualization Jump Start (03a): Hyper-V Deployment Options & Architecture | Part 1 Virtualization Jump Start (03b): Hyper-V …