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vSAN Unicast Agent List Issue

I had a few problems with my homelab last week after rebuilding one of the hosts in my vSAN cluster. I moved the ESXi install from an increasingly ancient USB drive to an internal SD card. That part was relatively painless. But when I tried to put the “new” host back into the vSAN cluster I ran into issues. It would just not rejoin. I initially thought I might have knocked a few cables in the change around but vmkpings on all vSAN interfaces checked out so time to run some cli commands. esxcli vsan cluster get This gave me...


vExpert 2021

Just a brief note to say that I’m absolutely delighted to be made a vExpert for 2021, the 4th year in a row for me.  It’s a fantastic community to be part of and long may it continue.  If you are thinking about working towards it this year then you absolutely must, is a great thing to be part of. Plans for this year include trying to generate some more useful and hopefully interesting content here on  You never really know what is going to happen over the course of a year but I’m aiming to continue on my...


Enable Flash Based Web Consoles in Windows 2019

Enable Flash Based Web Consoles in Windows 2016/2019 I first posted this short blog on the excellent Define Tomorrow website here.  I thought it handy to update it for Windows Server 2019. I thought I would do a quick post as I come across this frequently. Windows 2016/2019 has flash player available, but it is not enabled by default. Especially frustrating as many of the vmware consoles I use are still flash based. There are security concerns around installing flash player on a server, so I tend to limit this to lab environments, but it is a good to know....


Certificates for Horizon HTML Blast Agent and non-persistent desktops

Background If you wish to have the connection server hand off an HTML5 blast connection directly to the horizon agent then there is a requirement for there to be a trusted certificate on the desktop. When using the Connection server as a gateway this is not required. In addition, with UAGs providing external access you need to turn the Blast gateway off. You can use a dedicated Connection server(s) for external access, but this pairing requirement was a limitation of security server that was lifted with UAG so I don’t want to deploy additional servers. I also want to avoid...


Welcome Note

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening. I just wanted to write a quick note to introduce this blog.  I have previously published content on ComputerWorlds excellent Define Tomorrow website (I may repost some of the more relevant pieces here in due course). However, I have since moved on and have decided to create a personal blog both for my own reference and with the hope of continuing to add a spot of usefulness to others in the community. I’ll be concentrating mainly on EUC but no (tech) topic is off limits! Cheers, CT