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PCoIP Proxy for VMware Horizon View

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If you’re running a VMware View environment you might probably use a load balancer in front of your View servers to handle your client connections. There are loads of load balancers available including the Microsoft NLB which is integrated in Windows, Cisco and also F5 BigIP. I’ve seen BigIP several times and it looks as their business is growing fast. In their F5 DevCentral they’ve a few videos online dedicated to PCoIP. If you have View and BigIP in use you should see the videos to learn more about the integration.

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Link: https://devcentral.f5.com/blogs/us/inside-look-pcoip-proxy-for-vmware-horizon-view

If you this video you might also like this: https://devcentral.f5.com/blogs/us/f5-friday-simple-scalable-and-secure-pcoip-for-vmware-horizon-view

Written by Christoph Harding

June 25th, 2013 at 8:47 am

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PCoIP Log Viewer Updated for View 5.2

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Chuck Hirstius has recently published a new version of his PCoIP Log Viewer tool. With that tool it is possible to analyse the PCoIP logs generated by VMware Horizon View. The new version of Chuck’s tool is compatible with View 5.2 logfiles. He has integrated a complete new parsing framework. But there are more news. Please check hOs blog for a very detailed article. Great work Chuck!

Link: MindFlux

Written by Christoph Harding

June 20th, 2013 at 6:51 pm

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Black boxes around application fields in VMware View PCoIP session

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One of my customers had some pretty annoying display errors inside VMware View PCoIP sessions when connecting to a Windows 7 desktop. As a picture is worth a thousand words here is an example of the problem:

Black boxes around application fields in VMware View PCoIP session

The solution to this problem was to downgrade the virtual hardware version to version 7.

Downgrading the virtual machine hardware version

This article provides steps to downgrade virtual machine hardware from a newer version to an older version.

Link: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1028019

This problem was seen and solved with the current VMware Horizon View version 5.2 on top of ESX 5.0 with Windows 7 virtual machines.

If this workaround isn’t working for you please have a look at the following article (Black Boxes around application fields in VMware View Manager 5.0.x / 5.1.x PCoIP session) or open a support request with the VMware technical support.

At this point I want to thank Michael Kittlaus for his support solving this problem.

Written by tim

June 4th, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Posted in ESXi,PCoIP,vSphere

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PowerShell Script to set ExternalPCoIP Address

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For those of you running a test or demo lab with a dynamically changed external IP address, I’ve created a PowerShell Script to update the View Connection Broker with external IP Address.

Save the Script as an .PS1 file and execute or trigger the script after your external IP address change occurred.

# Getting DynDns IP Address 
# Created 2013 Christian Gehring
# Parsing external dyndns IP Adress String using checkip.dyndns.org
#
$webclient=New-Object net.webclient
$ext_ip = $webclient.downloadstring("http://checkip.dyndns.com") -replace "[^\d\.]"
#Set VMWare View Broker's external PCoIPURL on Default Port 4172
$brokername = Get-ConnectionBroker | select -expand broker_id
Update-ConnectionBroker -broker_id $brokername -externalPCoIPURL $ext_ip

Written by Christian Gehring

March 1st, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Teradici Arch Enables High Performance & Security in Microsoft RDS Environments

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The baby finally got a name: Teradici Arch! Teradici’s PCoIP solution for RDSH gets into the first preview stage as of an article in the CIO magazine.

 IDG News Service (London Bureau) — Teradici has been forced to delay the release of Arch, which combines VMware and Microsoft server-based desktops using its PCoIP protocol, due to a scalability issue. But a new tech preview will still allow enterprises to familiarize themselves with the product.

Today, PC-over-IP (PCoIP) is used to improve the performance of multimedia and other graphics-heavy applications on VMware’s Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.

Teradici’s Arch was previously known as Remote Desktop Services Host. The platform allows enterprises to combine VMware View and Microsoft RDS desktops and have the same performance levels across both types of desktops. The first version was supposed to have shipped in December, but the company was forced to delay the launch because of a scalability issue related to VMware View, which results in only 45 sessions per virtual server.

Link: Data Sheet | Website

Written by Christoph Harding

January 31st, 2013 at 9:38 am

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How to improve VMware View video performance

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Erik Scholten has published a brilliant article about video performance in VMware View on the VMGuru Blog. He has been very busy in the last few weeks with VMware View deployments at this customers and could manage to improve the video performance by tweaking the configuration a bit. 

About Erik:

Erik Scholten is the founder of VMGuru.nl and works for Imtech ICT as a Solution Architect creating the most ingenious virtual infrastructures. He has over 15 years experience as a system engineer and consultant and now he specializes in virtualization. His current job includes selling, presenting, designing and developing virtual infrastructures for some major companies in the Netherlands. In 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 VMware awarded him the vExpert award for his virtualization community efforts.

Link: http://www.vmguru.nl/wordpress/2013/01/how-to-improve-vmware-view-video-performance/

Written by Christoph Harding

January 24th, 2013 at 9:56 am

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Coming soon: DELL Wyse P25 and P45 Zero Client

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Thanks ro @SimonLong_ for the tip on Twitter! DELL Wyse has a two new zero clients on their website – the P25 and the P45.

Both are Teradici Tera chip driven devices but they’re using different processor units. The P25 has a Teradici TERA2321 inside and the P45 a TERA2140. The other big difference between the two is the ability two connect four DVI displays to the P45 but only one to the P25.

Please feel free to download the fact sheet which includes the detailed information.

It’s fantastic to see that the P25 does use 8 Watt if one mouse, one keyboard and one monitor is connected. That’s really green.

Both clients are perfect for HD multimedia CAD/CAM and of course they’re both compatible with VMware View.

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Image source: http://www.wyse.com/

Download the fact sheet:  http://www.wyse.com/sites/default/files/products/spec_sheets_2012-08/Dell-Wyse-P-class-IA-220812.pdf

Link: http://www.wyse.com/products/cloud-clients/zero-clients/P25

Written by Christoph Harding

September 4th, 2012 at 11:19 am

Video: Autodesk CAD and Call of Duty via VMware View

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This is just brilliant! The DELL Solution Center Team published a video on running Autodesk CAD Software and Call of Duty on a VMware View virtual desktop, using the new VSGA capabilities and a NVIDIA Quattro graphics adapter.

Written by Christoph Harding

August 29th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

VMworld: Dell DVS DaaS offering to support connect via PCoIP

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For a while DELL delivers a DaaS offering powered by Desktones multi-tenant platform. This cloud based solution reduces upfront investments for a VDI infrastructure as it gives you the option to receive the services on low monthly payments. This flexible solution does run in DELL’s state of the art data centers and allows rapid scale from just a few seats to thousands of virtual workplaces. Today DELL announced that DVS Simplified DaaS will offer the ability to connect to the virtual desktops via PCoIP, the nigh performance display protocol used with VMware View.

Learn more about DELL’s offering an todays announcement: http://en.community.dell.com/dell-blogs/enterprise/b/inside-enterprise-it/archive/2012/08/27/new-pcoip-support-for-virtual-desktops-with-dvs-simplified-daas.aspx?dgc=SM&cid=72442&Link=4655286

Written by Christoph Harding

August 27th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

HP comes up with new PCoIP zero client running Tera2

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Today Hewlett-Packard has published a new press release about a new zero client for VMware View. The HP t310 zero client features the Teradici Tera2 zero client processor which gives you up to five times the imaging performance of the Tera1 processor. The client will be available in North America in September and it starts at $369 and varies on the hardware options.

Great news for VMware View customers and prospects. The t310 is the second PCoIP client from HP next to the PD02 which is a eVGA OEM

 

Link: http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2012/120820a.html

Written by Christoph Harding

August 20th, 2012 at 10:20 pm