vBrownBag – VCAP6-DCV Deploy Objective 2.3

vBrownBag EMEA is in the midst of recording sessions that cover the VCAP6-DCV Deploy (3V0-622) exam. If you are interested in presenting one of the exam objective, see the Call for Presenters post here. Objective 1.3 –Build Availability Requirements into a vSphere 6.x Logical Design Skills and Abilities Evaluate which logical availability services can be used with a given … Continue reading vBrownBag – VCAP6-DCV Deploy Objective 2.3

App Volumes 2.12 – Provisioning Machine Must be Domain Joined?

App Volumes uses a provisioning machine to capture applications in order to create AppStacks. According to the App Volumes User Guide, “the provisioning of AppStacks must be performed on a clean base image…” In my opinion, a “clean base image” implies that this machine is not domain joined and therefore not inheriting any group policies. … Continue reading App Volumes 2.12 – Provisioning Machine Must be Domain Joined?

Horizon Agent fails to install: “system must be rebooted” error

Nothing is more fun than walking into a client site on a Monday morning and something that’s supposed to be easy (installing Horizon Agent in base image) doesn’t work. I logged into the Windows 7 virtual desktop image and tried to install the Horizon Agent, however, I received a message stating: “The system must be … Continue reading Horizon Agent fails to install: “system must be rebooted” error

Horizon 7 Instant Clones – Folder Structure

When provisioning Horizon 7 Instant Clones, you may have noticed some new folders that were created in the VM and Template view in the vSphere Web Client. Each of these folders has a specific purpose for Instant Clones: ClonePrepInternalTemplateFolder cp-template-xxxx -  Virtual machine that is a template used to create Instant Clones; this is created … Continue reading Horizon 7 Instant Clones – Folder Structure

Learning from Failure – My Path to VCDX (Part I)

I’m excited to announce that I have been awarded the title of VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) #243. If you are unfamiliar with the VCDX program, you can find more information here. My journey towards VCDX began a little over three years ago. I had successfully passed the VCAP5-DCA (May 2013) and VCAP5-DCD (Sept 2013) exams … Continue reading Learning from Failure – My Path to VCDX (Part I)