Dec 11

VMware announce new premier invite only qualification

Those people on this weeks Roundtable, my self included had a little shock,  VMwares’ John Troyer calmly announced the introduction of the VVP (VMware Virtualization Professional),  this is a new invite only certification in a similar mold to MVP status from Microsoft and CVP from Citrix.

Personally I think that this is a good move and can only add value.

Dec 08

HGFS Service fails to start

once again the HGFS feature has caused problems for users,

see post HGFS Service fails to start

why don’t VMware just change the default for silent install of VMtools for Guests running under ESX. Continue reading

Dec 08

Application Virtualisation – Part 1

This is the first part of a series of blogs about Application Virtualisation

What is Application Virtualisation?

The idea behind application virtualisation is relatively simple in that an application runs on your desktop without ever having installed it. Continue reading

Dec 07

Linked Clones, what are they

With the release of View 3 VMware have added a couple of killer features, today I will attempt to explain Linked Clones. first some basics. Continue reading

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