VMware App Volumes 2.12 Agent Install

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VMware App Volumes 2.12 Agent Install

Generally speaking the App Volumes Manager and Agent install process is ridiculously simple.  A series of Next, Next, Next, Next, Finish for the most part.  The big difference that’s in the documentation but hasn’t been covered much for App Volumes 2.12 is the Certificate Validation feature.  If you upgrade the App Volumes Manager and go with the defaults, all communication between the App Volumes Manager and Agents is over HTTPS (SSL).  This probably sounds like no big deal, unfortunately it is. Continue reading

VMware App Volumes 2.12 – It’s here and it’s good!

App Volumes 2.12 - It's here and it's good!

If you work with VMware Horizon View and you aren’t familiar with App Volumes yet, I urge you to check out this video.  It’s pretty awesome.  The latest and greatest version yet was just released a few weeks ago.  App Volumes 2.12 has a number of feature enhancements and added compatibility that is sure to be good news for those trying to do non-persistent Windows 10 deployments. Continue reading

Windows 10 – Windows Update stuck on failed Windows Defender Definition Update

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Building a Windows 10 image for a Horizon View deployment I found Windows Update stuck on this Definition Update for Windows Defender.  It failed with the following Error 0x80070643 numerous times.  Continue reading

Windows Server 2016 Licensing Calculator

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I decided to add a calculator to demonstrate the licensing components of the per core Windows Server 2016 Licensing Model.  The intent here is to give you a general idea of how many 2-Core Packs you may need and what it may cost to license Windows Server 2016.  If you want more information on how the licensing works please check out my first article. Have fun!

Disclaimer: All pricing on here is MSRP.  Actual pricing may vary greatly.  This is not a quote nor should it be considered factual.  This is a hypothetical guess at what pricing and core pack licensing is based on the MSRP pricing available at the time.  You should contact your Reseller or LSP to get actual pricing or quotes.  I didn’t include Single CPU (Socket) or less than 8-Cores as options because of the 16-Core Minimum.  The Software Assurance costs are based on 2 years Open License or 3 Years Open Value and it’s ~25% per year.  I picked the higher cost User CALs for this calculator at ~$43 per CAL, Device CALs are ~$38 per CAL.

 

Welcome to my blog!

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virtuallyinclined2Hi there.  My name is Shawn.  I’ll be your host for this blog.  I work as a Senior Systems Engineer for a reseller/VAR/integrator/channel partner in the Kansas City area.  I work with many businesses in the KC area and beyond to sort through their constantly changing technology landscapes.  I get to see and work with a lot of cool technology which I’ll be posting about here.  I work through all sorts of interesting and challenging technical designs and issues that I will be posting about.  Anyway, check out my About page and welcome.  I hope you enjoy reading my blog.