Moving the needle on VDI

Perhaps you heard that last year, or the year before that, or the year before that…that it was going to be the “year of VDI”. The saying has become a joke among those in the desktop virtualization space. The high expectations of analysts, consultants, or the vendors who pimp their products has never reached the broad

Changing the DNS RR name for RDS 2012 Connection Broker HA

Perhaps you’ve configured RDS 2012 and are using the new Active/Active Connection Broker technology. Perhaps like me you selected a name during the HA configuration for DNS round robin name that you no longer want to use? If you attempt to edit the Deployment Properties you won’t be able to change this value. Well this

Why VDI projects fail

First, I’m using VDI as a catch all term in this post for all Desktop Virtualization choices…I despise the term VDI, but I’m using it here because it’s the term I hear from customers most. I wrote a post earlier this year that was quite popular, “How to Fail at VDI”. The first reason I

The “Post-PC” Era is about the “Workspace”

I’ve heard a lot of discussion in the last two weeks since VMworld 2012 San Francisco about Horizon Suite, View, Horizon Data, etc… how they’ll be combined or replace each other, which one is the broker, blah blah blah..and what I can’t help but scream to myself is, “You’re missing the point!”. What I believe

Windows Performance Counters

Back in the day of physical servers I created a document with this information in it from various places on the internet, I’ve kept it for years and most of the information included in it is still accurate. In the highly virtualized world we live in today this is only one part of performance troubleshooting

Hyper-V | XenServer | vSphere

Update: this is out of date, needs to be updated for vSphere 5.1!   I took all of the pictures that David Davis took at Microsoft TechEd 2012 today comparing Microsoft Hyper-V 2012, Citrix XenServer 6.0, and vSphere (free) and vSphere Enterprise Plus. This is not meant to be an unbiased view, this is simply