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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  


Shutdown vSAN Cluster with Horizon Instant Clones

In previous versions of vSphere it has been necessary to run CLI commands or edit host config to remove parent VMs (for instant clones) before shutting down a cluster. This is not required in ESXi 6.7 so the process has become a little easier. Here is a bare bones process that I use to cleanly shut down then startup a vSAN cluster running instant clones (tested with Horizon 7.7/ESXi 6.7 u1). In this instance, the vCenter appliance is also running on the cluster so this will add some extra steps to the process. **I have also included a few powercli...