VMware Horizon – Using a Raspberry Pi Thin Client

In November 2017 VMware released VMware Horizon Client 4.6 with the welcome inclusion of Raspberry Pi 3 support. Follow this guide to configure a Pi with ThinLinX as a fully-featured Horizon client! Yes, as of 4.6 the Horizon Client for Linux now supports the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, running ThinLinX OS (TLXOS) or Stratodesk NoTouch OS, to provide a low-cost, highly portable thin client solution for VMware Horizon environments- with full Blast Extreme and PCoIP support no less. Always on the lookout for interesting use cases for the Pi, I thought I’d give this…

vDesign Factors – From your Lab to the Enterprise

No matter the scope of your project, the same universal vDesign factors hold true from the lab to the enterprise. Throughout my career to date I’ve had the pleasure of working on a wide variety of Virtualization projects, paying my dues from support, build, implementation and up to design and architecture. Looking back I found that it doesn’t really matter how many IOPs, users or Terabits of bandwidth your infrastructure is required to support, the fundamental facets of every single vDesign are set in stone. I’ve attempted to classify these…

vSphere 6 – What’s New?

So the worst kept secret in Virtualisation has now been made official, vSphere 6 has been announced with Pat Gelsinger keen to emphasise that this is the biggest release yet with 650 new features.  Sounds good, but just what is being added and what does it mean for your Virtual Estate?  Here’s a summary of the key enhancements and why you might just get a little excited…. ScalabilitySo first up those much-loved configuration maximums are changing up yet again and there are no mean portions here with double the number…