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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During 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.
A couple of months ago VMware released a beta tool to help optimize your image for your VDI/RDS deployment, when you look at the VMware OS optimization tool it will report possible optimizations for your image and if needed it can execute the optimizations so you have an optimized image based on the recommendations from VMware.
While closing up on one of my projects we started a proof of concept with two factor authentication based on Microsoft Azure MFA. Azure Multi-Factor Authentication is the service that requires users to also verify sign-ins by using a mobile app, phone call, or text message. You can use it together with Azure AD or together with custom applications and directories by using the SDK. You can also use it together with on-premises applications by using Multi-Factor Authentication Server.
During the course of years I’ve experienced a lot of changes in the way we look at IT, we need to do more with less but still we’re over complexing our datacenter just to deliver our services to our end-users. We’re not only delivering our services as a standard user but we need to deliver our services based on context, so which user, what kind of device, where is this user located etc etc.
Just recently I decided to buy myself a new laptop and after a lot of consideration and discussions with my CFO (yes, that’s the misses) I let Barry Schiffer convince me I needed a MacBook, for a brief moment I looked at the MacBook Air but I went for the MacBook Pro because it has a Retina display which apparently is a useful feature when you have to stare at your screen the whole day long.