VMware Horizon Client - Ubuntu 16.04 / Elementary OS Loki

I have been using google-fu for the past two weeks in an attempt to get the latest Linux Horizon Client running on Elementary OS Loki x64. For those not familiar Elementary OS is an awesome distro based on Ubuntu. Link Here: The latest version Loki is based on the extended support Ubuntu 16.04. As with all things new it can be difficult to find clear documentation on how to get all the extended requirements functional. So here is the step by step: 1. Download latest Horizon Client for Linux At time of writing this was 2. Install bundle: sudo ./VMware-Horizon-Client-4.2.0-4329640.x64.bundle 3. Accept ULA and accept defaults unless you want to customize for your needs 4. This is the tricky bit. We need a 32 bit library and we need need to fake out the client into thinking its an old version. Get 32 bit library: sudo apt-get install libudev1:i386

VMWARE vSphere Client Direct Downloads

I was working in a clients system across a rather POOR VPN connection and I needed to install their version of the vSphere client... Not from their server I was not! Enter Joseph Turley's blog for the win! Download vSphere Client 5.5 Update 2:   VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1993072.exe Download vSphere Client 5.5 Update 1b:   VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1880841.exe Download vSphere Client 5.5 Update 1 :  VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1618071.exe Download vSphere Client 5.5:   VMware-viclient-all-5.5.0-1281650.exe How come everyone else has the great ideas for useful posts?! I stand on the shoulders of giants. If you have not you should check out Joseph's site. Full of useful knowledge and other digital goodness.

View Client Certificate authentication phenomenon and fix

Situation: Deployment of View Client 5.4.x in production environment. Issue: Massive delay on connection to connection server from client. Background & Troubleshooting: TEST FROM ALT HARDWARE – DIRECT CONNECT LAN "2014-06-27","11:03:40","ComputerName" / Latency "1.37 ms", / WRITE "453.5648800", /READ "Mbps","205.2395120","Mbps” Connection to VIEW CONNECTION SERVER is 5 seconds from alt hardware (My laptop) using on floor network cable and port. NOTE ON NETWORK: Speed tests on alternate hardware showed  a connection at over 400 Mbps (10 test AVERAGE) TEST FROM LOCAL HARDWARE – DIRECT CONNECT LAN NOTE ON NETWORK: Testing the local system again shows surprisingly fast results with transfer times @ 1/10th of a second per 1MB. (10 test AVERAGE) Connection to  VIEW CONNECTION SERVER is 60+ seconds from production hardware using on floor netowork cable and port. At this point it looks like the c

VMware Tools on Linux

I have found myself doing a lot of work on Linux VMs lately. Thus a lot of VMware tools installs on systems I am not at home in. This method from VMware Support resources works on every flavor I have used to date: NOTE: This was written for 5.0 but works for any version. Just check your mounted CD for your version as it will change the command structure. 3. As root ( su - ), mount the VMware Tools virtual CD-ROM image, change to a working directory (for example,  /tmp ), uncompress the installer, then unmount the CD-ROM image. Note:  Some Linux distributions automatically mount CD-ROMs. If your distribution uses automounting, do not use the mount and umount commands below. You still must untar the VMware Tools installer to  /tmp . Some Linux distributions use different device names or organize the  /dev  directory differently. If your CD-ROM drive is not  /dev/cdrom  or if the mount point for a CD-ROM is not  /mnt/cdrom , you must modify the following commands to

Exchange 2010 DAG - Cluster Event 1579

I am in the process of changing my backup structure to EMCs Avamar and Datadomain. Avamar provides a granular restore functionality for Exchange 2010 and using a DAG component for the VSS enabled backup of your data stores. Part of the setup process is to create a DNS entry for the cluster object manually before running Avamar's DAG configuration tool. After running the tool and setting everything up I noticed this warning and error in my clusters event log: Warning Event ID: 1196 Cluster network name resource 'YourClusterNameHereresource' failed registration of one or more associated DNS name(s) for the following reason: DNS operation refused. Error Event ID: 1579 Cluster network name resource 'YourClusterNameHere' failed to update the DNS record for name 'YourClusterNameHere' over adapter 'YourAdapterNameHere'. The error code was 'DNS operation refused. (9005)'. Ensure that a DNS server is accessible from this cluster node and cont

In the beginning of things...

Hello Internet, Being a technologist and being able work in technology is a gift. Being able to write is not a gift, but a talent that is earned. Recently, I had an engineer onsite to work on my companies VDI road map. During our work we got to talking about different emergent technologies and I was impressed with his knowledge of products both recently on the market and pending release. When I asked him how he kept track of it all his response was simple, "I blog." Turns out every time he solves a problem for a client, works through an issue in his home lab, or sees new tech he writes a blog post about it. He has a very large blog. To that end I am going to attempt the same and hopefully in the process improve my writing skills, my use of punctuation, and overall wordsmithing. (I know that is not a word... off to a great start!)