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RobBeekmans.NET by Rob Beekmans
Rob Beekmans is a 26 year IT vetaran that worked in many fields in IT before he joined PQR 7 year ago. Rob is a senior consultant with a strong focus on Application and desktop delivery, User Environment Management, Mobility and monitoring. Rob is a VMware vExpert and is a member of the VMware EUC-Champions group. Rob shares his vision and insights on his personal blog, on webinars or on stage.

Feature request VMware VRealizeOps: multi-widget interaction

Feature request VMware VRealizeOps: multi-widget interaction A quick blog about something I ran into while building a PoC with VMware vRealize Operations Manager, called vROps after this. When you build dashboard you start with selecting the widgets you want to see in the dashboard. Let’s assume you want to see the health with a weather […]

My iPad connects to the wrong WiFi every time

My iPad connects to the wrong WiFi every time I got of the phone with a co-worker yesterday and we discussed an issue he had at a customer site. We do this often to kill traffic jam time, this topic stayed in my mind and I decided to look a bit further. The case was […]

Citrix: Bring back the Rollup packs

Citrix: Bring back the Rollup packs In the past Citrix had several software updates available, these days the options are different. In this short article I explain what has changed and why I think that’s causing issues. In the old days you had: Software Hotfixes Feature packs Rollup packs. The Rollup packs used to contain all […]

Discussion article: VMware monitoring solutions

Discussion article: VMware monitoring solutions VMware offers vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) as their monitoring solution. If you, like me decide to use vROps for monitoring you’re in for a bit of a quest. Let me show you in this article what I ran into while working with a customer selecting a monitoring solution. Any ideas […]

Citrix XenApp on MCS: adding a persistent drive

Citrix XenApp on MCS: adding a persistent drive In this blog I will talk about how to add a drive to your MCS driven Citrix XenApp solution.  Why a persistent drive? Perhaps you wonder about why I wanted a persistent drive with an MCS driven solution. With a PVS driven solution it’s a common solution […]

Desktops solutions – #1: Citrix Workspace cloud

Desktops solutions – #1: Citrix Workspace cloud This blog series will give you an overview of different desktop solutions available now. both Citrix and VMware have multiple solutions and I think it’s useful to give some overview. In a quick overview I’ll tell you what it is, where things are ran and what you need. It’s a […]

Citrix AppDisk, a new player in the layering field

Citrix AppDisk, a new player in the layering field At Synergy a few months ago, Citrix announced AppDisk. Citrix Appdisk is a new layering technique from Citrix comparable with VMware AppVolumes, Liquidware labs FlexApp, FSlogix or Unidesk. Citrix had a similar product already called Personal vDisk (PvD) but that failed horribly in real life. PvD was […]

VMworld2015: Access point in-depth

VMworld2015: Access point in-depth  In a previous blog I wrote about VMware Access Point, it was announced at VMworld 2015 in San Francisco. Access Point wasn’t all that new, we knew VMware was working on it for a year or so. In my previous blog I talked about the basic working and what it is doing. […]

VMworld2015: Horizon 6.2 File type association

VMworld2015: Horizon 6.2 File type association At VMworld VMware announced a new version of file type association for Horizon 6.2. File Type association What is file type association? File type association is what Citrix had for years already. When you work with published applications you want them to start when you click on a file that […]

VMworld2015: Composer for RDSH

VMworld2015: Composer for RDSH At VMworld 2015 VMware announced that now it’s finally possible to use composer to deploy RDSH hosts. Before you had to deploy RDSH host manually or through your own deployment method. RDSH RDSH host offer the SBC solution to VMware as you know it from Citrix and Microsoft. With RDSH hosts […]

Project Astro – Console/workflow

Project Astro – Console/workflow Yesterday at VMworld in the Session presented by Harry Labana he talked about a unified console. He demo’ed a workflow where a desktop or application is provisioned like you order a pizza. Just simple and not having to go to many many console, just like we want it. At the Atlantis party I […]

VMworld2015: HTML Access to Cloud Pod

VMworld2015: HTML Access to Cloud Pod At VMworld 2015 Tuesday, the EUC keynote, VMware released a new feature that will help users connect to resources without access to a Horizon View client. Until now you needed the VMware Horizon View client to connect to a cloud Pod enabled environment. If your environment is not cloud […]

VMworld2015: Cloud Pod architecture for RDSH apps

VMworld2015 Cloud Pod Architecture for RDSH Apps At VMworld during the keynote of Tuesday new enhancements to the Cloud Pod architecture are announced that allows RDSH application to be published through a Cloud Pod. What is Cloud Pod? Quickly looking back to what is a Cloud Pod. A Cloud Pod is what VMware designed to […]

VMworld2015: RDSH Load Balancing

VMware Load balancing At VMworld 2015 VMware announced an improvement to RDSH load balancing. With the release of RDSH load balancing offered was pretty simple not taking load of servers into account. There was no real load being determined resulting in servers being offered session they should never have gotten. VMware now releases the second […]

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