“LDAP is not ready” when upgrading VMware Horizon Connection Servers

I must admit I think very little about the VMware Horizon ADAM database but this week I was forced to when a customer called to say they were having problems when attempting to upgrade their Horizon connection servers from 7.5 to 7.6.  Specifically the error was stating that "LDAP is not ready for an upgrade." …

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EMC Unity Datastore “not available in the VMware Hypervisor”

Recently, when creating the first VMFS datastore on an EMC storage array, I received and error stating that “the specified disk is not available in the VMware hypervisor”.  Though the VMFS datastore was successfully created on the array, the error occurred when trying to assign permissions to the vSphere hosts themselves. In this particular circumstance, …

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VDI – Adding Notes to Horizon VMs to ID Citrix App Layering Image Templates

I had a Citrix App Layering (formerly Unidesk) customer ask me recently if there was an easy way to display or determine the OS layer version of a given virtual desktop from within vCenter.  Prior versions of CAL/Unidesk 2.x “built” the virtual desktops itself, meaning it did not rely on Horizon tools like Composer to …

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Veeam backups fail due to login problems

Have you ever experienced the joy associated with overcoming a trying (or annoying) IT issue and the feeling of peace that comes with running a successful test before you leave for the night....knowing full well that this particular problem is behind you, that you can cross this one of the fix list.  Later in the …

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