Articles http://windowsitpro.com/author/3268/feed en Q: Which 3 rights are required for the vCenter Server service domain user account? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-which-3-rights-are-required-vcenter-server-service-domain-user-account <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When an Active Directory domain user account is used on a VMware vCenter Server, that account must be granted 3 rights.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-which-3-rights-are-required-vcenter-server-service-domain-user-account" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-which-3-rights-are-required-vcenter-server-service-domain-user-account#comments Virtualization Active Directory VMware Systems Management Active Directory AD Infrastructure Deploy Domains FAQ/Tip Fundamental Manage Network Administrator Plan Server Virtualization Systems Administrator User and Computers Virtualization Virtualization FAQs VMware Wed, 28 Mar 2012 17:00:00 +0000 45167 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: What are the guidelines for sharing databases in VMware vCenter Server 5.0? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-are-guidelines-sharing-databases-vmware-vcenter-server-50 <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">VMware offers specific guidelines for database sharing in vCenter Server 5.0.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-are-guidelines-sharing-databases-vmware-vcenter-server-50" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-are-guidelines-sharing-databases-vmware-vcenter-server-50#comments Virtualization VMware Systems Management Deploy FAQ/Tip Fundamental Manage Network Administrator Plan Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Virtualization Virtualization FAQs VMware Tue, 27 Mar 2012 17:00:00 +0000 43829 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: How do I install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 to support vCenter Server 5.0? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-do-i-install-microsoft-net-framework-35-sp1-support-vcenter-server-50 <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">You can install Microsoft.NET Framework from the Windows Server 2008 R2 server's Server Manager; however, there's a trick to doing it correctly.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-do-i-install-microsoft-net-framework-35-sp1-support-vcenter-server-50" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-do-i-install-microsoft-net-framework-35-sp1-support-vcenter-server-50#comments Virtualization VMware Systems Management .NET Framework .NET Framework 3.5 Deploy FAQ/Tip Fundamental Network Administrator Plan Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Virtualization Virtualization FAQs VMware Fri, 23 Mar 2012 17:00:00 +0000 51011 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: Can I change the BIOS boot type on an ESXi 5.0 Server after installation? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-can-i-change-bios-boot-type-esxi-50-server-after-installation <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Changing the BIOS boot type from Legacy BIOS to UEFI after installing VMware ESXi 5.0 can cause the host to fail to boot.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-can-i-change-bios-boot-type-esxi-50-server-after-installation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-can-i-change-bios-boot-type-esxi-50-server-after-installation#comments Virtualization VMware Systems Management Deploy FAQ/Tip Fundamental Manage Network Administrator Plan Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Virtualization Virtualization FAQs VMware Wed, 21 Mar 2012 17:00:00 +0000 48007 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: What are the US government federal guidelines on the use of cloud computing? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-are-us-government-federal-guidelines-use-cloud-computing <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A recent publication outlines the US federal government's recommendations for organizations considering use of public cloud services.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-are-us-government-federal-guidelines-use-cloud-computing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-are-us-government-federal-guidelines-use-cloud-computing#comments Cloud Virtualization Public Cloud Systems Management Cloud Computing FAQ/Tip Fundamental Manage Migrate Network Administrator Plan Public Cloud Systems Administrator Virtualization Virtualization FAQs Tue, 20 Mar 2012 17:00:00 +0000 44934 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: What is context-aware computing, and how might it aid healthcare IT? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-context-aware-computing-and-how-might-it-aid-healthcare-it <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop context-aware computing solutions add situational relevance, such as running applications and connected devices, to user sessions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-context-aware-computing-and-how-might-it-aid-healthcare-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-context-aware-computing-and-how-might-it-aid-healthcare-it#comments Virtualization Systems Management Citrix Client Virtualization Deploy FAQ/Tip Fundamental Manage Network Administrator Plan Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Virtualization Virtualization FAQs Tue, 20 Mar 2012 17:00:00 +0000 47539 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: What 6 application delivery approaches can Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop facilitate? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-6-application-delivery-approaches-can-citrix-xenapp-and-xendesktop-facilitate <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Virtualization infrastructures such as Citrix XenApp or XenDesktop can be used to circumvent the traditional methods of application delivery.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-6-application-delivery-approaches-can-citrix-xenapp-and-xendesktop-facilitate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-6-application-delivery-approaches-can-citrix-xenapp-and-xendesktop-facilitate#comments Virtualization Systems Management Application virtualization-client Application virtualization-server Citrix Client Virtualization Deploy FAQ/Tip Fundamental Manage Network Administrator Plan Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Virtualization Virtualization FAQs Fri, 16 Mar 2012 17:00:00 +0000 51581 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: What inexpensive hardware upgrade would improve VM performance on my desktop or laptop? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-inexpensive-hardware-upgrade-would-improve-vm-performance-my-desktop-or-laptop <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Adding a solid state disk (SSD) can be your best solution for improving virtual machine (VM) performance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-inexpensive-hardware-upgrade-would-improve-vm-performance-my-desktop-or-laptop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-inexpensive-hardware-upgrade-would-improve-vm-performance-my-desktop-or-laptop#comments Virtualization Storage Systems Management FAQ/Tip Fundamental Manage Network Administrator Plan Server Virtualization Storage Systems Administrator Troubleshoot Virtual Machine (VM) virtualization-server Virtualization Virtualization FAQs Wed, 14 Mar 2012 17:00:00 +0000 55425 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: What is the Citrix License Server virtual appliance? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-citrix-license-server-virtual-appliance <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Citrix License Server delivers all your XenServer licensing needs in a streamlined virtual appliance, avoiding the need to run an additional Windows server.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-citrix-license-server-virtual-appliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-citrix-license-server-virtual-appliance#comments Virtualization Systems Management Business Citrix Client Management FAQ/Tip Fundamental Licensing Manage Network Administrator Plan Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Systems Management Virtualization Virtualization FAQs Tue, 13 Mar 2012 17:00:00 +0000 47493 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: What ports and connections are used by XenServer? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-ports-and-connections-are-used-xenserver <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn the main TCP ports Citrix XenServer uses for communication and what each port is used for.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-ports-and-connections-are-used-xenserver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-ports-and-connections-are-used-xenserver#comments Virtualization Networking Systems Management Citrix FAQ/Tip Fundamental Manage Network Administrator Networking Plan Protocols Server Virtualization Systems Administrator TCP/IP Virtual Machine (VM) virtualization-server Virtualization Virtualization FAQs Fri, 09 Mar 2012 18:00:00 +0000 49455 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: What Active Directory configurations are supported by XenDesktop 5.5? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-active-directory-configurations-are-supported-xendesktop-55 <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Citrix XenDesktop 5.5 supports deployment to environments with a wide variety of Active Directory (AD) configurations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-active-directory-configurations-are-supported-xendesktop-55" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-active-directory-configurations-are-supported-xendesktop-55#comments Virtualization Active Directory Systems Management Active Directory Citrix Deploy FAQ/Tip Fundamental Network Administrator Plan Systems Administrator Virtualization Virtualization FAQs Wed, 07 Mar 2012 18:00:00 +0000 56837 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: What extra steps are necessary to add a vSphere 5 host to a XenDesktop 5.5 site? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-extra-steps-are-necessary-add-vsphere-5-host-xendesktop-55-site <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Citrix XenDesktop 5.5 supports virtual machines (VMs) atop vSphere 5; follow these simple steps to avoid a problem with your initial connection.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-extra-steps-are-necessary-add-vsphere-5-host-xendesktop-55-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-extra-steps-are-necessary-add-vsphere-5-host-xendesktop-55-site#comments Virtualization VMware Systems Management Citrix Deploy FAQ/Tip Intermediate Network Administrator Plan Systems Administrator Virtualization Virtualization FAQs VMware Tue, 06 Mar 2012 18:00:00 +0000 48468 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: In XenDesktop, in what order must the XenDesktop Virtual Desktop Agent and VMware Tools be installed onto a vSphere VM? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-xendesktop-what-order-must-xendesktop-virtual-desktop-agent-and-vmware-tools-be-ins <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Because XenDesktop serves a unique role in a data center's virtualization infrastructure, it's important to install drivers correctly.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-xendesktop-what-order-must-xendesktop-virtual-desktop-agent-and-vmware-tools-be-ins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-xendesktop-what-order-must-xendesktop-virtual-desktop-agent-and-vmware-tools-be-ins#comments Virtualization VMware Systems Management Citrix Client Virtualization Deploy FAQ/Tip Fundamental Manage Network Administrator Plan Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Virtualization Virtualization FAQs VMware Fri, 02 Mar 2012 18:00:00 +0000 55536 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: What role does Citrix XenDesktop's Desktop Director play? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-role-does-citrix-xendesktops-desktop-director-play <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Desktop Director enables IT administrators to handle a large number of desktops, and it provides a web-based interface for Help desk staff to assist users and perform daily maintenance activities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-role-does-citrix-xendesktops-desktop-director-play" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-role-does-citrix-xendesktops-desktop-director-play#comments Virtualization Systems Management Citrix FAQ/Tip Fundamental Manage Network Administrator Systems Administrator Troubleshoot Virtualization Virtualization FAQs Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:00:00 +0000 48330 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: How are XenDesktop's administrative roles designed to separate duties? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-are-xendesktops-administrative-roles-designed-separate-duties <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Citrix XenDesktop 5.5's five administrative roles separate duties between individuals managing a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-are-xendesktops-administrative-roles-designed-separate-duties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-are-xendesktops-administrative-roles-designed-separate-duties#comments Virtualization Systems Management Citrix Client Virtualization FAQ/Tip Fundamental Manage Network Administrator Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Virtualization Virtualization FAQs Fri, 24 Feb 2012 18:00:00 +0000 45789 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: What is XDPing used for? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-xdping-used <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">XDPing is a command-line tool used to check for common misconfiguration problems in a Citrix XenDesktop environment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-xdping-used" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-xdping-used#comments Virtualization Systems Management Citrix FAQ/Tip Fundamental Manage Network Administrator Systems Administrator Troubleshoot Virtualization Virtualization FAQs Wed, 22 Feb 2012 18:00:00 +0000 51026 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: How do I configure Citrix Web Interface 5.4 with XenDesktop 5.5 to deploy Citrix Receiver? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-do-i-configure-citrix-web-interface-54-xendesktop-55-deploy-citrix-receiver <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If Citrix XenDesktop's Web Interface doesn't install the Citrix Receiver client-side software, you'll need to make a change to Web Interface's webinterface.conf file.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-do-i-configure-citrix-web-interface-54-xendesktop-55-deploy-citrix-receiver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-do-i-configure-citrix-web-interface-54-xendesktop-55-deploy-citrix-receiver#comments Virtualization Systems Management Citrix Deploy FAQ/Tip Intermediate Network Administrator Systems Administrator Troubleshoot Virtualization Virtualization FAQs Tue, 21 Feb 2012 18:00:00 +0000 45657 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: What's the difference between a Catalog and a Desktop Group in Citrix XenDesktop 5.5? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-whats-difference-between-catalog-and-desktop-group-citrix-xendesktop-55 <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Citrix XenDesktop 5.5 aggregates Catalogs, Desktop Groups, and Active Directory (AD) security groups together to dictate which users get what virtual machines (VMs).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-whats-difference-between-catalog-and-desktop-group-citrix-xendesktop-55" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-whats-difference-between-catalog-and-desktop-group-citrix-xendesktop-55#comments Virtualization Active Directory Systems Management Active Directory Citrix Deploy FAQ/Tip Fundamental Groups Manage Network Administrator Organizational Unit (OU) Plan Systems Administrator Virtualization Virtualization FAQs Fri, 17 Feb 2012 18:00:00 +0000 52460 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: When would I use Pooled-Random versus Pooled-Static machine types in Citrix XenDesktop 5.5? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-when-would-i-use-pooled-random-versus-pooled-static-machine-types-citrix-xendesktop <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pooled virtual machines (VMs) is one way XenDesktop creates a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Use the Pooled-Random subtype to meet licensing requirements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-when-would-i-use-pooled-random-versus-pooled-static-machine-types-citrix-xendesktop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-when-would-i-use-pooled-random-versus-pooled-static-machine-types-citrix-xendesktop#comments Virtualization Systems Management Citrix Client Virtualization Deploy FAQ/Tip Fundamental Manage Network Administrator Plan Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Virtualization Virtualization FAQs Wed, 15 Feb 2012 18:00:00 +0000 48400 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: What five virtual machine types does Citrix XenDesktop 5.5 support? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-five-virtual-machine-types-does-citrix-xendesktop-55-support <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cirtrix XenDesktop 5.5 supports five different VM types, in any combination, to create a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-five-virtual-machine-types-does-citrix-xendesktop-55-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-five-virtual-machine-types-does-citrix-xendesktop-55-support#comments Virtualization Systems Management Citrix Client Virtualization Deploy FAQ/Tip Fundamental Manage Network Administrator Plan Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Virtualization Virtualization FAQs Tue, 14 Feb 2012 18:00:00 +0000 51460 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: After what events will a vSphere Storage DRS imbalance calculation be automatically invoked? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-after-what-events-will-vsphere-storage-drs-imbalance-calculation-be-automatically-i <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">VMware vSphere 5's Storage DRS load balancing runs by default every eight hours and is also triggered by these events.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-after-what-events-will-vsphere-storage-drs-imbalance-calculation-be-automatically-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-after-what-events-will-vsphere-storage-drs-imbalance-calculation-be-automatically-i#comments Virtualization VMware Networking Systems Management FAQ/Tip Fundamental Manage Network Administrator Network Infrastructure Network load balancing (NLB) Networking Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Troubleshoot Virtualization Virtualization FAQs VMware Wed, 01 Feb 2012 18:00:00 +0000 52819 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: How often is vSphere Storage DRS's imbalance calculation invoked? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-often-vsphere-storage-drss-imbalance-calculation-invoked <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">By default, the I/O load-balancing algorithm used by Storage DRS is invoked every eight hours; VMware recommends against changing this default.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-often-vsphere-storage-drss-imbalance-calculation-invoked" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-often-vsphere-storage-drss-imbalance-calculation-invoked#comments Virtualization VMware Systems Management FAQ/Tip Fundamental Manage Network Administrator Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Troubleshoot Virtualization Virtualization FAQs VMware Wed, 01 Feb 2012 16:00:00 +0000 55855 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: Why are affinity rules important in vSphere Storage DRS? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-why-are-affinity-rules-important-vsphere-storage-drs <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Affinity rules in Storage DRS ensure VM disk files with special use cases either stay together or are always separate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-why-are-affinity-rules-important-vsphere-storage-drs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-why-are-affinity-rules-important-vsphere-storage-drs#comments Virtualization VMware Systems Management FAQ/Tip Fundamental Manage Network Administrator Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Troubleshoot Virtualization Virtualization FAQs VMware Tue, 31 Jan 2012 18:00:00 +0000 49998 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: Can upgrading VMFS datastores from VMFS-3 to VMFS-5 create problems? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-can-upgrading-vmfs-datastores-vmfs-3-vmfs-5-create-problems <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Because of differences in partition block sizes between vSphere 4 and vSphere 5, VMware recommends creating new volumes rather than upgrading existing ones.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-can-upgrading-vmfs-datastores-vmfs-3-vmfs-5-create-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-can-upgrading-vmfs-datastores-vmfs-3-vmfs-5-create-problems#comments Virtualization VMware Systems Management Deploy FAQ/Tip Fundamental Migrate Network Administrator Plan Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Virtualization Virtualization FAQs VMware Fri, 27 Jan 2012 18:00:00 +0000 53013 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: What latency thresholds make good starting points for invoking VMware Storage DRS? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-latency-thresholds-make-good-starting-points-invoking-vmware-storage-drs <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">VMware Storage DRS can help load balance VM disk files; for best performance, use these guidelines for setting the I/O latency threshold.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-latency-thresholds-make-good-starting-points-invoking-vmware-storage-drs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-latency-thresholds-make-good-starting-points-invoking-vmware-storage-drs#comments Virtualization VMware Networking Systems Management FAQ/Tip Intermediate Manage Network Administrator Network Infrastructure Network load balancing (NLB) Networking Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Troubleshoot Virtualization Virtualization FAQs VMware Wed, 25 Jan 2012 18:00:00 +0000 43861 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: What kinds of load balancing does VMware Storage DRS support? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-kinds-load-balancing-does-vmware-storage-drs-support <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">VMware vSphere 5's Storage DRS is designed to assist in two high-level load balancing use cases.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-kinds-load-balancing-does-vmware-storage-drs-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-kinds-load-balancing-does-vmware-storage-drs-support#comments Virtualization VMware Networking Systems Management FAQ/Tip Fundamental Manage Network Administrator Network Infrastructure Network load balancing (NLB) Networking Plan Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Virtualization Virtualization FAQs VMware Tue, 24 Jan 2012 18:00:00 +0000 49907 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: How can VMware Player be useful for employee VPN connections? http://windowsitpro.com/windows/q-how-can-vmware-player-be-useful-employee-vpn-connections <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">You can use VMware Player to create a template VM that will automate VPN connections for your end users.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows/q-how-can-vmware-player-be-useful-employee-vpn-connections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows/q-how-can-vmware-player-be-useful-employee-vpn-connections#comments Windows Virtualization VMware Networking Systems Management Application virtualization-client Client Virtualization FAQ/Tip Fundamental Manage Network Administrator Network Infrastructure Networking Systems Administrator Virtualization Virtualization FAQs VMware VPN Fri, 20 Jan 2012 18:00:00 +0000 53088 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: Can you use VMware Player to resolve application incompatibility problems in Windows 7? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-can-you-use-vmware-player-resolve-application-incompatibility-problems-windows-7 <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">VMware Player's Unity feature can provide legacy applications through a VM to Windows 7.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-can-you-use-vmware-player-resolve-application-incompatibility-problems-windows-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-can-you-use-vmware-player-resolve-application-incompatibility-problems-windows-7#comments Virtualization Windows 7 VMware Windows Client Windows XP Systems Management Application virtualization-server FAQ/Tip Fundamental Network Administrator Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Virtualization Virtualization FAQs VMware Windows 7 Windows Client Windows XP Wed, 18 Jan 2012 18:00:00 +0000 46140 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: Are VMware's vSphere HA and Storage DRS supported in a mixed-version cluster? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-are-vmwares-vsphere-ha-and-storage-drs-supported-mixed-version-cluster <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">You should ensure that all hosts in a VMware vSphere cluster are upgraded before enabling new features and functionality such as vSphere HA or Storage DRS.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-are-vmwares-vsphere-ha-and-storage-drs-supported-mixed-version-cluster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-are-vmwares-vsphere-ha-and-storage-drs-supported-mixed-version-cluster#comments Virtualization VMware Systems Management FAQ/Tip Fundamental Manage Network Administrator Plan Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Troubleshoot Virtualization Virtualization FAQs VMware Tue, 17 Jan 2012 18:00:00 +0000 55770 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: Where have Teams gone in VMware Workstation 8? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-where-have-teams-gone-vmware-workstation-8 <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">VMware Workstation 8 doesn't include the Teams feature but you can get shared startup and shutdown settings as well as LAN segments by grouping VMs in folders.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-where-have-teams-gone-vmware-workstation-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-where-have-teams-gone-vmware-workstation-8#comments Virtualization VMware Systems Management FAQ/Tip Intermediate Manage Network Administrator Plan Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Troubleshoot Virtual Machine (VM) virtualization-server Virtualization Virtualization FAQs VMware Fri, 13 Jan 2012 17:42:14 +0000 56640 at http://windowsitpro.com Q. How can I improve responsiveness in low-bandwidth conditions for a Citrix XenDesktop VM? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-can-i-improve-responsiveness-low-bandwidth-conditions-citrix-xendesktop-vm <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Citrix XenDesktop includes policy settings for graphics compression that can improve responsiveness but results in lower-quality graphics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-can-i-improve-responsiveness-low-bandwidth-conditions-citrix-xendesktop-vm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-can-i-improve-responsiveness-low-bandwidth-conditions-citrix-xendesktop-vm#comments Virtualization Systems Management Citrix FAQ/Tip Fundamental Manage Network Administrator Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Troubleshoot Virtualization Virtualization FAQs Fri, 23 Dec 2011 18:00:00 +0000 43508 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: I'm having problems PXE booting a Hyper-V VM. What am I missing? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-im-having-problems-pxe-booting-hyper-v-vm-what-am-i-missing <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Booting Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs) via the Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) requires booting that computer from its network card, and specifically a legacy network adapter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-im-having-problems-pxe-booting-hyper-v-vm-what-am-i-missing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-im-having-problems-pxe-booting-hyper-v-vm-what-am-i-missing#comments Virtualization Systems Management FAQ/Tip Intermediate Manage Network Administrator Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Troubleshoot Virtualization Virtualization FAQs Wed, 21 Dec 2011 18:00:00 +0000 45739 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: What Citrix policies can improve poor VoIP audio in XenDesktop? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-citrix-policies-can-improve-poor-voip-audio-xendesktop <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Citrix XenDesktop can send and receive audio content in a lossy format by using UDP Real-time Transport when the quality is unacceptable at the medium audio quality setting.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-citrix-policies-can-improve-poor-voip-audio-xendesktop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-citrix-policies-can-improve-poor-voip-audio-xendesktop#comments Exchange Server Virtualization Unified Communications Systems Management Deploy FAQ/Tip Intermediate Manage Messaging Network Administrator Plan Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Unified Communications Virtualization Virtualization FAQs VOIP Tue, 20 Dec 2011 18:00:00 +0000 44391 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: How is Flash Redirection for Internet Explorer (IE) enabled on Citrix XenApp 6.5 or XenDesktop 5.5? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-flash-redirection-internet-explorer-ie-enabled-citrix-xenapp-65-or-xendesktop-5 <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Citrix HDX MediaStream Flash Redirection enables the Citrix HDX MediaStream Flash Redirection enables the relocation of Adobe Flash content processing from the XenApp server to the client, provided you meet these prerequisites.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-flash-redirection-internet-explorer-ie-enabled-citrix-xenapp-65-or-xendesktop-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-flash-redirection-internet-explorer-ie-enabled-citrix-xenapp-65-or-xendesktop-5#comments Virtualization Systems Management Citrix FAQ/Tip Intermediate Internet Explorer Manage Network Administrator Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Virtualization Virtualization FAQs Web Administration Web Browsers Fri, 16 Dec 2011 18:00:00 +0000 55274 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: What Windows Firewall ports does Citrix XenDesktop use to communicate with its VMs? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-windows-firewall-ports-does-citrix-xendesktop-use-communicate-its-vms <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn what ports and feature to enable to support Cirtrix XenDesktop services with Windows Firewall.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-windows-firewall-ports-does-citrix-xendesktop-use-communicate-its-vms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-windows-firewall-ports-does-citrix-xendesktop-use-communicate-its-vms#comments Virtualization Security Systems Management Deploy FAQ/Tip Intermediate Manage Network & Host Security Network Administrator Security Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Virtualization Virtualization FAQs Windows Firewall (Microsoft) Wed, 14 Dec 2011 18:00:00 +0000 46814 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: What local group authorizes RDP connections to a Citrix XenDesktop VM? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-local-group-authorizes-rdp-connections-citrix-xendesktop-vm <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A local group called Direct RDP Access Administrators enables RDP connections to VMs hosted within a Citrix XenDesktop infrastructure.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-local-group-authorizes-rdp-connections-citrix-xendesktop-vm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-local-group-authorizes-rdp-connections-citrix-xendesktop-vm#comments Virtualization Systems Management Citrix FAQ/Tip Intermediate Manage Network Administrator Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Troubleshoot Virtualization Virtualization FAQs Tue, 13 Dec 2011 20:00:00 +0000 44665 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: How can I apply VM optimization best practices to a Citrix XenDesktop VM? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-can-i-apply-vm-optimization-best-practices-citrix-xendesktop-vm <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Citrix XenDesktop's TargetOSOptimizer can be used to implement a series of performance optimization best practices on a master virtual machine (VM).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-can-i-apply-vm-optimization-best-practices-citrix-xendesktop-vm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-can-i-apply-vm-optimization-best-practices-citrix-xendesktop-vm#comments Virtualization Systems Management Citrix Deploy FAQ/Tip Fundamental Manage Network Administrator Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Virtualization Virtualization FAQs Tue, 13 Dec 2011 18:00:00 +0000 45599 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: What is Citrix multi-stream ICA, and how does it improve performance? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-citrix-multi-stream-ica-and-how-does-it-improve-performance <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Citrix XenDesktop 5.5 lets you split ICA traffic into streams and apply Quality of Service (QoS) prioritizations to individual components of the stream.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-citrix-multi-stream-ica-and-how-does-it-improve-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-citrix-multi-stream-ica-and-how-does-it-improve-performance#comments Virtualization Systems Management Citrix Deploy FAQ/Tip Intermediate Manage Network Administrator Plan Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Virtualization Virtualization FAQs Fri, 09 Dec 2011 18:00:00 +0000 47503 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: How can I enable Windows Aero Redirection on a Citrix XenDesktop VM? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-can-i-enable-windows-aero-redirection-citrix-xendesktop-vm <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Follow these steps to enable the rich user experience of the Windows Aero interface through Aero Redirection in Citrix XenDesktop.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-can-i-enable-windows-aero-redirection-citrix-xendesktop-vm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-can-i-enable-windows-aero-redirection-citrix-xendesktop-vm#comments Virtualization Systems Management Citrix Deploy FAQ/Tip Fundamental Manage Network Administrator Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Virtual Machine (VM) virtualization-server Virtualization Virtualization FAQs Wed, 07 Dec 2011 18:00:00 +0000 46146 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: Can Microsoft RemoteFX be used with Citrix XenDesktop? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-can-microsoft-remotefx-be-used-citrix-xendesktop <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Citrix XenDesktop VMs run atop Microsoft Hyper-V can take advantage of the user experience benefits of Microsoft RemoteFX if the host meets certain requirements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-can-microsoft-remotefx-be-used-citrix-xendesktop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-can-microsoft-remotefx-be-used-citrix-xendesktop#comments Virtualization Systems Management Citrix Deploy FAQ/Tip Fundamental Manage Network Administrator Plan Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Virtual Machine (VM) virtualization-server Virtualization Virtualization FAQs Tue, 06 Dec 2011 18:31:08 +0000 52823 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: What options exist for upgrading to vSphere 5.0? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-options-exist-upgrading-vsphere-50 <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Multiple options exist for upgrading a VMware vSphere environment to 5.0; using vSphere Update Manage gives an experience similar to applying patches.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-options-exist-upgrading-vsphere-50" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-options-exist-upgrading-vsphere-50#comments Virtualization VMware Systems Management Deploy FAQ/Tip Fundamental Migrate Network Administrator Plan Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Virtualization Virtualization FAQs VMware Fri, 25 Nov 2011 18:00:00 +0000 43939 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: What are the VM requirements for fault tolerance in vSphere 5.0? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-are-vm-requirements-fault-tolerance-vsphere-50 <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fault tolerance goes beyond VMware high availability, but its requirements place restrictive demands on virtual machine (VM) configuration.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-are-vm-requirements-fault-tolerance-vsphere-50" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-are-vm-requirements-fault-tolerance-vsphere-50#comments Virtualization Backup and Recovery VMware High Availability Systems Management Backup & Recovery Deploy FAQ/Tip High Availability Intermediate Manage Network Administrator Plan Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Virtualization Virtualization FAQs VMware Wed, 23 Nov 2011 20:00:00 +0000 50332 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: How do I enable multipath iSCSI in vSphere 5.0? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-do-i-enable-multipath-iscsi-vsphere-50 <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">VMware vSphere 5 makes setting up multipath iSCSI easier by eliminating the command-line for a GUI, but it still requires several steps.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-do-i-enable-multipath-iscsi-vsphere-50" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-do-i-enable-multipath-iscsi-vsphere-50#comments Virtualization VMware Storage Systems Management Deploy FAQ/Tip Intermediate iSCSI Server Virtualization Storage Storage Type Virtualization Virtualization FAQs VMware Wed, 23 Nov 2011 18:00:00 +0000 46675 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: Can I install VMware vSphere Storage Appliance without EVC Enabled? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-can-i-install-vmware-vsphere-storage-appliance-without-evc-enabled <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Perform this small hack to disable the VMware Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC) check when installing the vSphere Storage Appliance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-can-i-install-vmware-vsphere-storage-appliance-without-evc-enabled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-can-i-install-vmware-vsphere-storage-appliance-without-evc-enabled#comments Virtualization Backup and Recovery VMware High Availability Systems Management Backup & Recovery Deploy FAQ/Tip High Availability Intermediate Manage Network Administrator Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Virtualization Virtualization FAQs VMware Tue, 22 Nov 2011 18:00:00 +0000 47574 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: What are the important limitations in the VMware vSphere Storage Appliance? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-are-important-limitations-vmware-vsphere-storage-appliance <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Although the VMware vSphere Storage Appliance provides a high availability experience for smaller IT environments, it has significant limitations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-are-important-limitations-vmware-vsphere-storage-appliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-are-important-limitations-vmware-vsphere-storage-appliance#comments Virtualization Backup and Recovery VMware High Availability Systems Management Backup & Recovery Deploy FAQ/Tip High Availability Intermediate Manage Network Administrator Plan Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Troubleshoot Virtualization Virtualization FAQs VMware Fri, 18 Nov 2011 20:00:00 +0000 50664 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: What is the VMware vSphere Storage Appliance? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-vmware-vsphere-storage-appliance <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The VMware vSphere Storage Appliance is a collection of ESXi hosts that store VMs within locally attached storage and provide replication for high availability.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-vmware-vsphere-storage-appliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-vmware-vsphere-storage-appliance#comments Virtualization Backup and Recovery VMware High Availability Systems Management Backup & Recovery Deploy FAQ/Tip Fundamental High Availability Manage Network Administrator Plan Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Virtualization Virtualization FAQs VMware Fri, 18 Nov 2011 18:00:00 +0000 50214 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: How does virtual VT in Workstation 8 enable nested virtualization? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-does-virtual-vt-workstation-8-enable-nested-virtualization <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">VMware Workstation 8's virtual VT enables host processor features by passing virtualization extensions into nested virtual machines (VMs).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-does-virtual-vt-workstation-8-enable-nested-virtualization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-does-virtual-vt-workstation-8-enable-nested-virtualization#comments Virtualization VMware Systems Management FAQ/Tip Intermediate Manage Network Administrator Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Virtual Machine (VM) virtualization-server Virtualization Virtualization FAQs VMware Wed, 16 Nov 2011 20:00:00 +0000 49516 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: What is nested virtualization? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-nested-virtualization <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nested virtualization refers to running virtual machines (VMs) inside other VMs, usually for testing purposes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-nested-virtualization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-what-nested-virtualization#comments Virtualization Systems Management FAQ/Tip Fundamental Manage Network Administrator Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Virtual Machine (VM) virtualization-server Virtualization Virtualization FAQs Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:00:00 +0000 42538 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: How can I tune Fair Share CPU Scheduling? http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-can-i-tune-fair-share-cpu-scheduling <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fair Share CPU Scheduling is enabled by default, and you can tune it through Windows System Resource Manager (WSRM).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-can-i-tune-fair-share-cpu-scheduling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/virtualization/q-how-can-i-tune-fair-share-cpu-scheduling#comments Virtualization Windows Server Windows Server 2008 Systems Management FAQ/Tip Intermediate Manage Network Administrator Server Virtualization Systems Administrator Troubleshoot Virtualization Virtualization FAQs Windows Server Windows Server 2008 Tue, 15 Nov 2011 18:00:00 +0000 52679 at http://windowsitpro.com Q: What is Fair Share CPU Scheduling? http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2008/q-what-fair-share-cpu-scheduling <div class="field-byline"> Greg Shields </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fair Share CPU Scheduling in Windows Server 2008 R2 reduces the effect of users who make heavy use of resources.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2008/q-what-fair-share-cpu-scheduling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2008/q-what-fair-share-cpu-scheduling#comments Virtualization Windows Server Windows Server 2008 Systems Management FAQ/Tip Fundamental Manage Server Virtualization Virtualization Virtualization FAQs Windows Server Windows Server 2008 Sun, 13 Nov 2011 16:35:00 +0000 51003 at http://windowsitpro.com