Category Archive: Horizon View

Mar 18 2017

VMware Horizon 7.1 released

Quite a lot of my customers are running Horizon View as their Desktop virtualisation solution and a few days ago, 2017-03-16, VMware released a new version meaning the most current Horizon View version is now 7.1. For a dot release I must admit there are quite a lot of new features and enhancements. To name a …

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Mar 30 2016

Remove Horizon View Desktops Pools and VMs stuck in delete state

A while back i had to manually clean up some Horizon View (version 6.2) Desktop pools that were stuck in the delete state. Reasons for this was failed attempts to delete Horizon View VDIs even though their corresponding vCenter Server VMs were successfully deleted. Below is a print screen from the Horizon View UI showing the state …

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Feb 10 2016

Delete Horizon View based vCenter Server protected objects

The other day after cleaning up Desktop pools and VDIs in Horizon View (version 6.2) and Horizon Composer (version 3.x)  i encountered a few items in vCenter Server (version 6) that shouldn’t be there. All Horizon View Desktop Pools and VDI Desktops were deleted but the VMwareViewComposerRelicaFolder created by Horizon View Composer server when using …

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Nov 11 2015

Implementing Horizon View Cloud Pod Architecture

A while back i wrote a blog post about how to assign a specific user to a Horizon View VDI Desktop when using Cloud Pod Architecture CPA which is available here. This blog post will outline the steps i took when implementing CPA for a customer running Horizon View 6.0.1 Background Horizon View was already …

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Nov 03 2015

Horizon View Desktop Pool does not provision VMs

Today i encountered a problem with Horizon View version 6.0.1 that did not provision virtual machines (VMs) even thought the Desktop Pool configuration said it should. Before i continue i admit that the Horizon View version is kind of old but it’s for a good reason so let’s not discuss that. The Desktop Pool settings …

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Sep 25 2015

Assign a Horizon View Desktop when using Cloud Pod Architecture

So the past weeks i have been involved in design and implementation of VMware Horizon Cloud Pod Architecture (CPA) for a customer. I will put toghter a blog post about the solution and the steps taken to implement CPA another time. This very short blog post will only cover one specific scenario we had to …

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Sep 18 2015

Heads Up! 3D graphics enabled on ESXi 6.0 U1 can cause PSOD

So this issues was brought to me by my former colleague Toni Lindberg meaning i have not seen this myself. However, i thought it was kind of critical so i wanted to share it with you. So Toni’s customer runs vSphere 6.0 U1 (upgraded from ESXi 6.0 GA with latest patches), Horizon View 6.1.1 and the …

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Sep 04 2015

VMware Horizon 6.2 released

Yesterday, 2015-09-03, VMware release a new version of Horizon View, version 6.2. There are quite a few enhancements and i know at least a few of them that i can take advantage of more or less immediately e.g.: Windows 10 Windows 10 is supported as a desktop guest operating system Horizon Client runs on Windows …

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May 20 2015

Horizon View certificate management

This blog post is mostly for myself so i can remember how to do this next time so i don’t have to spend 2 hours trying to find the information needed once more. If i just did more Horizon View implementations i guess i would know this by heart but honestly and as you might understand if …

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Apr 01 2015

vCenter Orchestrator workflow search result not complete

Today i ran into a situation i have not seen in the past. I was using the vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) version 5.5.2 and the vCO plugin vCenter Orchestrator Plugin for Horizon View version 1.1 which can be found here When configuring the connection between vCO and Horizon View you need to run the workflow “Add Delegated …

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Feb 24 2015

Horizon View and smart card login

This is a guest blog post created by my former colleague Toni Lindberg who now works for Cygate in Stockholm, Sweden. Installing VMware Horizon View out of the box is not difficult. However, integrating the Horizon View solution with smart card to increase the security can sometimes cause problems. This blog post consists of a …

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Oct 23 2013

Can not delete desktop pool in VMware Horizon View

Updated 2017-11-03: I was made aware of that this solution works for Horizon View 7.1 as well. —————————————————————————– A customer of mine running VMware Horizon View 5.2, View Conenction Server 5.2.0.987719, and vSphere 5.1 had an issue with deleting a desktop pool. All virtual machines (VMs) in the desktop pool could be deleted manually apart from …

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