Virtualizing TS and VDI Workloads compared

Samenvatting van de webex sessie, van PQR en Login Consultants voor het Virtualiseren van Terminal Server workloads, puur vanaf het aantal gebruikers gezien, wint xenapp het voor het aantal gebruikers: Heel goed dat ze een vergelijking maken tussen het MAX VM’s en het aantal gebruikers op een hypervisor … [Read more...]

VMware View 4 useful information

VM’s per core: VM’s per core, In VMware View 3 the number was 6-9 VM’s per core, now in View 4 with for example the Intel Nehalem processors you can get to 12-16 VM’s per core. This number heavily depends for example on the application load inside the VM’s. The PCoIP protocol does NOT support: - Security Server; - Smart Cards integration; - Thinprint support. Generally: - The PCoIP protocol is not different in scalability than RDP; - For the RDP protocol version 6 is used in … [Read more...]

Ctrl-Alt-Del on an ESX 4 console, it will reboot the server

If you hit Ctrl-Alt-Del on an ESX 4 console, it will reboot the server even if there are running VMs and it doesn’t care if the server is not in Maintenance Mode. This is an old throwback which most modern Linux distribution disable these days.  To disable this yourself, open up /etc/inittab in your favourite editor and comment out the “ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -r now” line with a # symbol so it looks like this: # Trap CTRL-ALT-DELETE # ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -r … [Read more...]

VMware View 4: An improvement to View 3, but still a ways to go

Earlier this week, VMware unveiled details of View 4, the latest version of its desktop virtualization product.This seems like a pretty big deal, and while in many ways it is, View 4 also leaves a lot to be desired.Back in 2008, VMware announced View 3 in October, and the product was released that December. View 3 has several major features and components, including the following: View Composer single-image management ThinApp application virtualization Offline client mode (classified as … [Read more...]

VMware Command-Line Interface commands

The Windows command-line interface provided for managing ESX/ESXi systems is an invaluable tool for managing ESX infrastructure at the command-line. When using ESXi without a service console the CLI becomes even more useful. ESXi 4.0 RCLI: … [Read more...]