Control-Alt-Delete in the World of VDI

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When I was still working as an Escalation Engineer for VMware® Global Support, there was a time-honored tradition among the Broomfield center’s EUC support group: If you left your computer unlocked and walked out of eyesight, you’d always come back to a surprise.  Read more...

VMware Horizon 7 – Associate Instant Clone Virtual Machines

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by Matt Frey Being a field consultant affords me the opportunity to get in the nitty gritty with many of our customers. One of my favorite aspects of this role is helping customers address their business’s needs in a hands-on fashion. During one of my recent engagements, a customer asked, “How do I identify which Read more...

Supporting Always On Availability Groups (SQL Server) with App Volumes

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By Mark Ma With the recent release of App Volumes 2.12, we officially support Microsoft SQL Server Always On Availability Groups. SQL Always On Availability Groups is a great way to provide high availability and disaster recovery because live copies of your databases reside on secondary servers. By integrating SQL Always On with App Volumes, Read more...

vRO Architecture Considerations When Digitally Signing Packages

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In this blog post we will take a look at how digitally signing packages in VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™ (vRO) may affect the way you deploy vRO in your environment. In some use cases, digitally signing workflow packages may affect your vRO architecture and deployment. Let’s consider a few examples. Use Case 1 (Single Digital Signature Read more...

Securing Your PowerShell Execution and Password in VMware vRealize Orchestrator

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In this blog post we will look at how to secure your end-to-end PowerShell Execution from VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™ (vRO)—including how not to show passwords when using the Credential Security Support Provider (CredSSP) protocol in a double-hop authentication scenario. Let’s look at a few common use cases regarding the configuration of vRO, the PowerShell host, Read more...

Hybrid Cloud Manager Deployment Considerations

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by Michael Francis VMware Hybrid Cloud Manager™ is VMware’s management extension for VMware vSphere® and VMware vCloud® Air™. Hybrid Cloud Manager aims to simplify the implementation of a true hybrid cloud. My Definition of Hybrid Cloud What is hybrid cloud? In my mind, hybrid cloud means extending my on-premises estate into a data center facility Read more...