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Network placement of NVIDIA vGPU Licensing Client Configuration Token

7 days ago

When deploying NVIDIA vGPU across a VDI environment, I often see IT teams deploy the licensing token directly on the persistent VMs, or on the non-persistent base golden image. This often causes a nightmare when the client activation token must be updated. I highly recommend considering network placement of the NVIDIA vGPU Licensing Client Configuration token file for your deployments.… Read More

Migrate a VMware App Volumes SQL Database

7 days ago

In this post, I'll go over the process how to Migrate a VMware App Volumes SQL Database to a new server (or location), and also go over the reasons why you may want to do this. VMware App Volumes stores all of it's configuration data inside of a Microsoft SQL Database. This database is used and shared by all the… Read More

Frozen screen with NVIDIA vGPU, Windows 11, and VMware Horizon

1 week ago

You may notice a frozen session or frozen screen with NVIDIA vGPU, Windows 11, and VMware Horizon in your VDI environment. While I've mostly observed this issue using non-persistent Instant Clones with vGPU on Windows 11 23H2, I have also noticed issues and anomalies with persistent VMs as well. I've noticed this issue across multiple customer environments, and was able… Read More

How to properly decommission a VMware ESXi Host

4 months ago

While most of us frequently deploy new ESXi hosts, a question and task not oftenly discussed is how to properly decommission a VMware ESXi host. Some might be surprised to learn that you cannot simply just power down and remove the host from the vCenter server, as there are a number of steps that must be taken beforehand to ensure… Read More

Disable the VMware Horizon Session Bar

4 months ago

This guide will outline the instructions to Disable the VMware Horizon Session Bar. These instructions can be used to disable the Horizon Session Bar (also known as the Horizon Client Menu Bar or Shade Bar) for full screen Horizon VDI sessions. Horizon Client Menu Bar (Shade) The Horizon Client Menu Bar, or "Shade", is the Session bar at the top… Read More

vGPU Enabled VM DRS Evacuation during Maintenance Mode

4 months ago

Normally, any VMs that are NVIDIA vGPU enabled have to be manually migrated with manual vMotion if a host is placed in to maintenance mode, to evacuate the host. While we may have grown accustomed to this, there is a better way, with vGPU Enabled VM DRS Evacuation during Maintenance mode! A new feature that was introduced with vSphere 7.0… Read More

GPU issues with the VMware Horizon Indirect Display Driver

4 months ago

You may experience GPU issues with the VMware Horizon Indirect Display Driver in your environment when using 3rd party applications which incorrectly utilize the incorrect display adapter. This results with the inability to use and/or run GPU accelerated workloads including VDI, AI, and ML. This issue effects NVIDIA vGPU (both vGPU and vDGA passthrough), AMD MxGPU, and Intel Data Center… Read More

Synology DS923+ VMware vSphere Use case and Configuration

5 months ago

Today we're going to cover a powerful little NAS being used with VMware; the Synology DS923+ VMware vSphere Use case and Configuration. This little (but powerful) NAS is perfect for your VMware vSphere homelab and numerous other scenarios and uses. Let's go over this specific use case, and how to best configure it with your VMware environment so you can… Read More

How to Install the vSphere vCenter Root Certificate

5 months ago

Today we'll go over how to install the vSphere vCenter Root Certificate on your client system. Certificates are designed to verify the identity of the systems, software, and/or resources we are accessing. If we aren't able to verify and authenticate what we are accessing, how do we know that the resource we are sending information to, is really who they… Read More

Teams Phone and VDI – A match made in the Cloud

6 months ago

Every organization is looking for ways to equip their mobile workforce, whether remote employees, travelling sales staff/representatives, or just providing more ways employees can work efficiently. Today I want to talk about Microsoft Teams Phone and VDI - a match made in the Cloud. I'm one of those people who travel frequently and rely not only on having a reliable… Read More

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