New VMware Fling – VMware OS Optimization Tool for View

The VMware OS Optimization tool helps your VMware View (VDI) implementation team to optimize the template desktop OS and provide your users with more optimized desktops. The optimization tool adds value by increasing the system performance. Windows system has set of services that are enabled by default;  This tool optimizes the desktop to increase performance …

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Significantly improve your View video playback performance

While reading some blog posts on View Video performance I stumbled upon this blog post. The video performance of a View desktop can be significantly improved with just a few modifications. For desktop VMs using VMXnet3 NICs, you can significantly improve the peak video playback performance of your View desktop by simply setting the following …

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VMware View will support Microsoft Lync 2013 soon

Yesterday VMware announced that VMware is working closely with Microsoft to bring support for Microsoft Lync 2013 to VMware View desktops. Which is very good news! As VDI solutions such as VMware View gain market adoption and the technology evolves, continuing to offer end-users a PC like experience is important to sustain the upward growth …

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In the test: NexentaVSA for View

Today I was asked to give NexentaVSA for View a good test-drive in my lab. I use Nexenta CE for my home lab and since I start using it I am a big fan! More because of ZFS and the speed it gives me with minimal number of SATA and some SSD’s. Nexenta VSA for View is a good combination of automated deployment of the NexentaStor appliance and a layer above View to manage it all.

Let’s start with some pictures. A normal Nexenta VSA for View environment consist of 2 or more ESX5i hosts to run your desktops on and one esx5i host to run your management VM’s on.

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VMware View Persona Management

I stumbled upon a great post from Simon Long:

View Persona Management is NOW (with View 5.1) also supported on physical computers

Persona Management, previously called RTO Virtual Profiles. A sleeping giant in my eyes. It’s soo simple to install and configure but can offer you riches beyond your wildest dreams. OK, maybe a little over the top, but it is a really cool product and very underrated.

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