Archive for Microsoft

The anatomy of a virtual desktop (Back to Basics)

anatomyBeing involved with the EUC space I get to talk about virtual desktops.. A lot. Sizing them is something that gets discussed a lot but what components do we actually need in a desktop? What is the anatomy of a desktop from a ‘physical’ perspective. Although it’s going back to basics I do think it’s good to take a step back every once in a while and reevaluate decisions.

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‘Mass’ sysprep your Windows VMs for Nutanix AHV

WindowsAfter reading this excellent blogpost from Andrew Nelson (Distributed Systems Specialist at Nutanix) on Acropolis Image and Cloning Primer for Automation and combining that with this blogpost from Raghu Nandan (Director of Product Management) on Setting up Citrix XA/XD with an Acropolis Hypervisor cluster I figured we were missing one vendor on this list.. Microsoft Windows Server/Client OSs.

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Releasing the Nutanix Documentation Script

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One of the things I’ve been working on since I started at Nutanix is the Nutanix documentation script. Luckily there already is an PowerShell framework to document AD, DHCP but also XenApp, XenDesktop and PVS for instance.

 

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2014 recap, here comes 2015!

2015To quote the famous Andrew Morgan: “Where did 2014 go?”. Another year passed and it feels like it did with the blink of an eye. A lot of things changed so I thought let’s do a recap.

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A day in the life of a… Solutions and Performance Engineer @Nutanix

Solution and Performance Engineer The last few weeks I had a lot of discussions, people asking how I was doing and how the job as Solutions and Performance Engineer @Nutanix was going. Based on the conversations I had it seemed like there are a lot of impressions of what my team does and better yet, what I do as a day to day job.

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Solving authentication errors on MS SQL while setting up XenDesktop 7.6

DuringSQL a lab setup of XenDesktop 7.6 I used a Microsoft SQL 2008 R2 instance which I installed before while setting up the rest of my lab environment. While the database setup worked seamlessly for other environments it seemed that I couldn’t access the SQL server from the XenDesktop Setup wizard.

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