Dec 04

P2V Domain Controllers

Duncan of YellowBricks fame has blogged on the sticky and regular question of “Do you convert Domain Controllers?”   Myself like the majority of Regulars on the VMware communities forums always advise “create an new Windows server and do a DcPromo or if there is absolutely no other choice, do a cold migration”.

It now seems that both VMware and Microsoft have released KB articles on the subject  for futher details read Duncans Blog

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Dec 02

VMware View 3 – Licensing Nightmare.

As I have already posted, today VMware released their latest VDI software package. VMWare View 3

I have just noticed that to acutally use the new features of Desktop Composer and Offline Desktop current users will have to purchase an upgrade license to Premier View. Continue reading

Dec 02

Installing View

I have just upgraded my Beta build of View 3 to GA and I can say on the whole I was pretty impressed. Continue reading

Dec 02

Another day at VMware, welcome to the View

Well today VMware have released a whole new set of product names,  I do hope that they are not starting to act like Citrix and change the products names every 5 minutes. Continue reading

Dec 01

The Black Screen of Death!!!!!!

I had a VM that whenever you tried to access the console or RDP into the server it just displayed a black screen Continue reading

Dec 01

PlanetVM is now live!

Welcome to the new home of PlanetVM.

I hope you will find my ramblings on VMware, VDI and desktop and server management in a Virtualised environment interesting.

Kind Regards

Tom Howarth